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US-led ‘War on Drugs’ drives explosion of violence in Ecuador

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Jan. 10, 2024. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license. The prison escapes of two criminal gang leaders in Ecuador has been linked to President Daniel Noboa’s decision this week to declare a 60-day “state of emergency,” but one human […]

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Colombia’s drug war returns as peace deal sputters

In Colombia’s Cauca Valley, the drug war is flaring once again amid. In 2016 the FARC, Colombia’s largest armed revolutionary group, entered into peace negotiations with the government. At the time, 60 percent of Colombia’s coca cultivation occurred in FARC-controlled territories. FARC’s entry into the peace process left a vacuum now being filled by organized […]