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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Recent Venezuela Drug Seizures Point More to Challenges than Results


According to new US government figures, Colombia could be producing up to 1,316 metric tons of cocaine a year, part of which leaves the country through the porous 2,219-kilometer border it shares with Venezuela.  Following the beginning of the demobilization of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia - FARC), cocaine trafficking routes to Venezuela that until recently were mainly controlled by the rebels' Eastern and Magdalena Medio blocks are now up for grabs. This has caused an unexpected territorial struggle for the control of illegal economies in these areas. More…

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