Colombia’s coca cultivation hits record in 2017: U.N.

Gloria Maria Borrero, Colombia's Minister of Justice and Law listens as Colombia's Defense Minister Guillermo Botero speaks during a news conference in Bogota, Colombia September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombia‚Äôs acreage of coca, the raw material for cocaine, expanded 17 percent to hit a new record last year, the United Nations said on Wednesday, as the government mulls whether to restart aerial fumigation with the herbicide glyphosate. The total area of the Andean nation under coca cultivation increased to 171,000 hectares […]

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