While the coca farmer is treated as a criminal the road to peace in the Colombian countryside will remain closed.
Although more and more coca is being eradicated, production levels remain steady. According to the latest Annual Report of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), published in March 2008, more and more coca is being eradicated in South America. Despite this, the total area sown has remained stable in the region, as has the total production in metric tons of cocaine. In the case of Colombia, 23 per cent more was eradicated in 2006 than in 2005.
Er zijn genoeg andere linkse organisaties in Europa die zich met Colombia bezighouden. Tanja Nijmeijer zou in haar drang om de Colombiaanse armen te helpen geen andere keus hebben dan zich bij FARC aan te sluiten. Het tegendeel is waar.