In one of my articles “Palm Oil in Colombia: Biofuel or Bioterror?”, the people talked about how the people in Chocó are accused of growing coca to produce cocaine. Some say that is used as a tactic to try to push innocent farmers off their land so that agricultural businesses can use the land. These farmers may not be as innocent as some might think. I found a video that talks about the cocaine trade in Colombia and one of the first thing it says is that cocaine is quite common in rural areas and that it’s actually used instead of money in trade. The people themselves don’t really put it towards the drug trade. It’s not until it comes into the hands of drug dealers, does it go towards being sold in places like the United States.
I thought it was interesting the two points. Also, the video is a nice short little overview of cocaine growers in Colombia.