The UNODC’s annual survey of coca cultivation finds a modest reduction in 2019, steady cocaine production, less cultivation in Tumaco and more in Catatumbo, now the country’s largest coca-producing region. (Link at unodc.org)
A look at recent changes in Colombia’s cocaine market, coca production, armed group participation, and transshipment patterns.
The State Department’s annual worldwide overview of the drug trade and efforts to combat it. Includes a chapter on Colombia and mentions of the country throughout. (Link at state.gov)
The DEA’s annual report on drug trafficking patterns affecting the United States. Includes discussion of the cocaine trade and Colombian armed groups and organized crime. (Link at dea.gov)
Vanda Felbab-Brown analyzes Colombia’s options for reducing the size of its coca crop, and concludes, “The most effective policy to sustainably reduce illicit crops would deliver robust assistance before demanding eradication.”