Cocaine Has An Iron Grip On Colombia



In Colombia, the cultivation of coca, the main ingredient of cocaine, has nearly tripled over the past five years. As part of the 2016 peace agreement between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the country has embarked on a unique experiment to try to end coca farming and production, but freeing Colombia from its cocaine problem is proving difficult.

VICE’s Charlet Duboc travels to the remote towns where coca farming is a way of life to examine the struggle for a cocaine-free Colombia.

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43 thoughts on “Cocaine Has An Iron Grip On Colombia

  • May 12, 2020 at 10:49 pm
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    VICE's Charlet Duboc travels to the remote towns where coca farming is a way of life to examine the struggle for a cocaine-free Colombia.
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  • May 12, 2020 at 10:49 pm
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    We need some here El WhatsApp. 973-336-2901. Keith… dry season

  • May 12, 2020 at 10:49 pm
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    You know if they'd just send seed the underground could probably produce it locally… just saying. it's not a complex plant, and extraction is simple enough a process.

  • May 12, 2020 at 10:49 pm
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    Youtube should have facebooks reacts tbh

  • May 12, 2020 at 10:49 pm
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    Shows a huey in the start but then they land in a mi-8 did they switch mid air

  • May 12, 2020 at 10:49 pm
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    Just legalize marijuana do they can grow that instead..

  • May 12, 2020 at 10:49 pm
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    No matter what vice always sneaks in something against the right wing. I mean itโ€™s not really sneaking

  • May 12, 2020 at 10:49 pm
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    Last time I saw Charlet Duboc she was getting drunk in ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ

  • May 12, 2020 at 10:49 pm
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    Lol they make the dog bait for landmines ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  • May 12, 2020 at 10:49 pm
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    But Donald Trump says the cocaine comes from Venezuela xD!…

  • May 12, 2020 at 10:49 pm
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    You do one hit of freebase cooked right then you end up realizing that stuff will cost you a lot of things in your life.
    I gotta say though, it goes great with hookers…

  • May 12, 2020 at 10:49 pm
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    I don't understand why cocaine is not a prescription drug. It's harmless in the right quantities. The more drugs that are banned the more other ones get taken.
    People get high off everything ffs.

  • May 12, 2020 at 10:49 pm
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    The war against drugs (that the government doesnโ€™t sell or tax)

  • May 12, 2020 at 10:49 pm
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    I had a conversation with a guy one time and he completely believed cocaine and chocolate come from the same plant, no matter how many google searches I showed him, he would not change his mind.

    Ignorance is the world's problem, not drugs.

  • May 12, 2020 at 10:49 pm
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    How big of a role does the US gov have in importing cocaine

  • May 12, 2020 at 10:49 pm
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    Doesn't it take many years for cacao trees to mature to the point of bearing fruit? What do they do while they wait for the trees to grow?

  • May 12, 2020 at 10:49 pm
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    I like when people stop to think before they speak. Notice how the LTC does so each and every time. Also, Columbia has to find a suitable substitute source of income for those farmers instead of cocoa leaves or else they are fighting a losing battle.

  • May 12, 2020 at 10:49 pm
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    Stop destroying those oxygen (and coke) producing plants jackasses! Send them to me๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ƒ

  • May 12, 2020 at 10:49 pm
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    Mans said ten years that a waste of his time ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  • May 12, 2020 at 10:49 pm
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    people who do coke sometimes have permanent high anxiety and you can see it they donโ€™t know how to relax just be cool and chill with herb boy fk that unnatural crap

  • May 12, 2020 at 10:49 pm
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    Why not plant food if u need food? Wheat,rice, and many more…

  • May 12, 2020 at 10:49 pm
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    You know the coca plant has been used for centuries as medicine When man purified it is when it started to be abused sadly people still think they can win the war on drugs when you canโ€™t if they regulate and legalize and set up treatment clinics the cartel start to loose money because thereโ€™s a safe legal way to obtain the substance than no one will want to risk there life to get it idk if this will work but look what the war on drugs has done criminalizing addiction tearing homes apart waisting millions of dollers further putting the us into debt to do nothing but make the problem worse

  • May 12, 2020 at 10:49 pm
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    title is more like 'Cocaine Has An Iron Grip On me every other weekend '

  • May 12, 2020 at 10:49 pm
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    "How can you continue this futile job"
    "it's not futile, ive given 10 years of my life doing this" ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • May 12, 2020 at 10:49 pm
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    Since the picture looks like a giant shroom…maybe they need to reset…

  • May 12, 2020 at 10:49 pm
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    As a adopted kid from Colombia I can say that it is not as bad as it was back in the day

  • May 12, 2020 at 10:49 pm
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    Legalisation is the only answer, prohibition does not and never has worked, would put the cartels out of business. Let's face it it's been used long before there where laws and its never going away, I'd hope if legalise the farmers would get a bigger cut of the profits.

  • May 12, 2020 at 10:49 pm
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    I think drugs should be legalized and regulated instead of this illegal substances processed with fucking gas and other shit. The drug users keep buying the horse shit and burning up there fucking brain probably because of the poor production methods.

  • May 12, 2020 at 10:49 pm
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    Man… this place could be paradise…. but look how it is

  • May 12, 2020 at 10:49 pm
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    People are going to do and make cocaine no matter what… might as well make it legal so they can regulate and make money. Would be a rich country instead its poor and under control by the cartel. Very smart lol

  • May 12, 2020 at 10:49 pm
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    It's kind of hard to eradicate something when the largest part of the mission is cruising around in helicopters. I will write legislation legalizing most forms of stimulants. Those guys that all raised their hands are addicted as shit to their own supply.

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    Yeah.. it's a hard core life.. the farmers just need to feed their families.. the cartels or the goverment. They dont care who's buying what. They just farm what they can sell. If the goverment would pay for bananas or cocoa..

  • May 12, 2020 at 10:49 pm
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    Theyโ€™re also MEMBERS of the anti anti narcotics police force LOL

  • May 12, 2020 at 10:49 pm
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    8:08 so this man barely knows how to make the paste makes it sells and and people donโ€™t even know if itโ€™s good or very bad they donโ€™t care they make coke anyways and sells it then people die from it

  • May 12, 2020 at 10:49 pm
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    I get there hurting and need money to live all that land have they ever thought about planting tobacco or crops and sell them to the Community and government ?

  • May 12, 2020 at 10:49 pm
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    Those farmers could get higher paying jobs if they immigrated to Medellin, Bogota or the U.S.

  • May 12, 2020 at 10:49 pm
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    The Colombian conflict would be eradicated if other countries also produced a shit load of cocaine. Imagine if only one country made 90% of the world's marijuana that would be so fucked up.

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