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Drug Trafficking Threatens Colombia's Peace Deal With the FARC

May 7, 2018 | 10:00 GMT
A picture of a Colombian farmer brandishing cocaine base paste at the end of the production process, taken in Guaviare department, 2017.

A Colombian farmer shows cocaine base paste at the end of the production process, Guaviare department, 2017. Cocaine is something of a local currency, and some members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) cannot seem to give up the money that comes from production and transit of the drug.

(RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia can't seem to disassociate themselves from the cocaine trade. The question for the Colombian government is how aggressively can it investigate and prosecute members of the group without reigniting the insurgency....

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