Colombia, with $8 billion in U.S. backing since the late 1990s, has tried everything to eradicate the crop used to make cocaine. Now, it may have found a strategy palatable to a Democratic-led U.S. Congress not only interested in emphasizing social development over military aid but also looking for solutions to consider in Afghanistan, where the Taliban is entrenched and drug crops are flourishing.
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