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Once the signature program of the US drug war in Latin America, aerial fumigation of coca leaf crops is finally in deep trouble.
Fumigation’s crisis comes in a moment when coca growers, like other farmers throughout Colombia, face an economic crisis that led to a month-long national agricultural strike in August.
Popular opinion in the United States broadly opposes a U.S. military strike against Syria. As it turns out, so do the leaders of South American nations, which include presidents as diverse in their relations with the U.S. as Paraguayan president Horacio Cortés and Venezuela president Nicolás Maduro.
It was a preventable explosion at the Chevron oil refinery in Richmond, California that sent 15,000 people to area hospitals to be treated for respiratory problems.
How to Turn the U.S.-Mexican Border into a War Zone
Written by Todd Miller
Originally published by Tom Dispatch
Originally published by Common Dreams.
(Antigua, June 6) More than 160 civil society organizations, representing hundreds of thousands of citizens in Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua and the United States, sent an open letter to the OAS General Assembly today calling for alternatives to the “war on drugs” that will guarantee respect for human rights.