The Washington Post | 5/22/2009 12:00:00 AM
Colombian Farmers Get Broad Incentives To Forgo Coca Crops
May 22 -- Colombia, with $8 billion in U.S. backing since the late 1990s, has tried everything to eradicate the crop used to make cocaine.
Now, Colombia's government may have found a remedy palatable to a Democratic-led U.S. Congress not only interested in emphasizing social development over military aid for this country but also looking for solutions to consider in Afghanistan, where the Taliban is entrenched and drug crops are flourishing.
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