Coca farmers marched down the streets of San Jose del Guaviare on Tuesday Oct. 24 to protest forced eradication campaigns. They demanded more investment in their region, so that they can grow legal crops.
Coca farmers marched down the streets of San Jose del Guaviare on Tuesday Oct. 24 to protest forced eradication campaigns. They demanded more investment in their region, so that they can grow legal crops. Manuel Rueda
Coca farmers marched down the streets of San Jose del Guaviare on Tuesday Oct. 24 to protest forced eradication campaigns. They demanded more investment in their region, so that they can grow legal crops. Manuel Rueda

Colombian farmers keep growing coca despite government crackdown and U.S. pressure

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  • In Colombia, criminal gangs threaten small gold miners

    Subsistence gold miners in Colombia get hit from all sides. The criminal gangs who extort money from them. The multinational companies that dominate the industry. The government that they say wants to regulate them out of existence.