Colombia: Surge in cocaine production despite government efforts

As US officials express concern over a record surge in cocaine production in Colombia, the South American country says it has a plan to reduce the farming of coca for good.

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    As US officials express concern over a record surge in cocaine production in Colombia, the South American country says it has a plan to reduce the farming of coca for good.

    US President Donald Trump has threatened to decertify Colombia, questioning its commitment to fighting drug narcotics trafficking. The South American country could lose tens of millions of dollars in development.

    Alessandro Rampietti reports from Guaviare, Colombia.


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