Official: Coca, Trafficking Greatest Threats to Colombia Peace

A peace deal between Colombia and Marxist FARC rebels is being threatened by drug trafficking and cultivation of coca, the base ingredient for cocaine, a peace official said on Thursday, in the wake of a confrontation between coca farmers and police that killed seven.

"Drug trafficking and illegal crops are the most important threats," Rodrigo Rivera, the country's peace commissioner, told Reuters in his office inside the presidential palace.

"While that element exists, it's like honey attracting bees, they're circling and it's creating new organized crime in the territories where the FARC...
11 Published By - voanews.latinamerica - 2017.10.13. 00:55
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