Posted on May 16, 2017 4:06 pm
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Bananas Instead of Coca: Paz Colombia Will Incentivize Illicit Crop Substitution (S)
As he prepares for his first official visit to the Trump White House this Thursday, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said that the Congress’s approval of $391 million in resources would strengthen the Peace Colombia program. “These resources are more than was anticipated. It is a show of the support that the entire US State and Congress are giving us so we can continue with what we are doing,” he said. Part of these resources will be invested in the crop substitution program unveiled Monday in Briceño, Antioquia, which seeks to change coca leaf for bananas in 62 thousand hectares. Blu Radio