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  1. The politicisation of fumigations

    • Drugs and Democracy
    01 February 2007

    The insistence on fumigation, despite its undeniable failure in practice, is a sign that fumigation involves interests that go beyond antinarcotics and represent what are essentially political interests, to justify the US military and law enforcement presence in such a sensitive region.

  2. Timeline - Fumigation in Colombia

    30 September 2015
    Infograph

    For 37 years Colombia has been spraying chemicals to combat illicit crops, particularly coca. These massive eradication programmes became part of the US-backed 'War on Drugs'. The fumigations are controversial for their proven inefficacy to reduce supply and demand for the use of herbicides such as glyphosate.

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    Fumigations: The debate

    01 December 2003
    Article
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  5. Fumigation and Conflict in Colombia

    • Martin Jelsma, Ricardo Vargas, Virginia Montañés, Amira Armenta
    20 September 2001
    Policy briefing

    The second issue of our series is dedicated to the controversial topic of Colombia’s aerial fumigation of coca and opium poppy fields.

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    Coca Fumigation Hinders Colombian Peace Negotiations

    Martin Jelsma
    01 November 1998
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    Drug Cultivation, Fumigation and the Conflict in Colombia

    Ricardo Vargas
    01 October 1999
    Article
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  9. Vicious Circle

    • Martin Jelsma
    08 March 2001
    Report

    Aerial fumigations with herbicides of drug crops in Colombia set in motion a vicious circle of human, social and environmental destruction. A worldwide campaign calls for the end of these harmful and inefficient forced eradication practices.

  10. Colombia coca cultivation survey results

    • Drugs and Democracy
    01 June 2007
    Policy briefing

    Despite 2006 witnessing the most intensive use of fumigation in the country’s history, some 157,200 hectares of cultivation areas were detected, 13,200 hectares more than in 2005. Is the fumigation strategy failing?

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    The Vicious Circle

    Martin Jelsma
    17 November 2005
    Article
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    Fumigación y conflicto

    17 November 2005
    Article
  13. The ‘deja vú’ of aerial crop spraying in Colombia

    Nicolás Martínez Rivera
    29 February 2020
    Article

    At the end of 2019 the government of Iván Duque presented a draft decree to resume the spraying of drug crops used for illicit purposes. It argued that spraying is the only instrument to curb the increase in coca crops.

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    Chemical & Biological War on Drugs overview

    Drugs and Democracy
    17 November 2005
    Article
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    A Vicious Circle

    Martin Jelsma
    01 November 1999
    Article
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    Colombia: A Crusade in Tatters

    Ricardo Vargas
    17 November 2005
    Article
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