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Colombia Steers Away from U.S. Plan to Kill Coca

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Colombia Steers Away from U.S. Plan to Kill Coca

Colombia Steers Away from U.S. Plan to Kill Coca

Colombia Steers Away from U.S. Plan to Kill Coca

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The Colombian government reportedly has had it with the Bush administration's coca fumigation program.

Coca hasn't been cut back, and cocaine trafficking continues unabated. The punitive approach also has driven poor farmers to grow more coca and to help the guerrillas.

The government says manual eradication is far less venomous, and it is moving in that direction, quietly.

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