A summary of UNODC’s annual findings about coca cultivation in Colombia, covering 2019. (Link at unodc.org)
Posted June 17, 2020.
In Valle del Cauca, Sandra and Dora, members of CORTUCAN, tell how they are making ecotourism a sustainable livelihood for their families.
An analysis of the debate over prior consultation with communities that has delayed re-starting of a U.S.-backed aerial herbicide fumigation in coca-growing areas.
Juan Carlos Garzón of the Fundación Ideas para la Paz looks at the mid-year, mid-pandemic state of Colombia’s coca eradication campaign, for which he predicts no lasting success.
Saura and Johana tell how they came back to their lands in Catatumbo and how, after subscribing to the National Comprehensive Program for the Substitution of Illicit Crops (PNIS), they began to grow food where there were once coca crops.
Caption: “tropas del Batallón de Artillería n.27 de la #Brigada27 desmantelan dos laboratorios para el procesamiento de pasta base de coca, el primero en la vereda la Española y el segundo en Brasilia del municipio de Puerto Asís.”
Socorro attends the Rural Alternative School (ERA) of San José del Guaviare.
Caption: “In Toribio, Cauca, through a military control operation in the area, troops from the 12th Ground Operations Battalion destroyed a seedbed with 2,000 coca plants belonging to the Dagoberto Ramos mobile column [FARC dissident group].”
In Anorí, Antioquia, Mirian tells how PASO Colombia’s Contingency Plan To Support Ex-coca Grower Families enabled her to receive the first formal payment of her life.
A coca paste lab in Tarazá, Antioquia, that the Army alleges to have been property of the Gulf Clan.
A look at threats faced by social leaders in the Catatumbo region, with a thorough mapping of the security situation and illicit economies in each of 10 municipalities.
Troops from the Army’s 4th Brigade eradicate coca in Antioquia department.
Nancy tells how she has implemented her leadership and gender-related insights in the municipal nursery of Anorí, Antioquia.