Skyrocketing Cocaine Production Could See President Trump Cut Aid To Colombia

Posted on June 20, 2019 4:33 pm

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President Trump has effectively threatened to cut off loans and other forms of aid to Colombia if it can’t restrain cocaine production, according to Bloomberg. Production from the country has more than tripled since 2013 and those fighting the “war” on the ground, like police officer Jose Carvajal, are in desperate need of more help and resources. Carvajal recently lost his legs from a landmine while protecting workers that were digging up coca in Colombia. And Colombian President Iván Duque’s government has stepped up eradication programs, but the armed illegal groups that are protecting the plants are fighting back, utilizing things…