Why Colombia is losing the cocaine war What It's Like to Grow 1 day ago   11:00

There’s a reason why Colombia can’t beat cocaine.
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Colombia is the world’s largest producer of cocaine and the US is the largest consumer of the drug. Cocaine comes from the leaf of the coca plant which is harvested and processed in Colombia. Despite the Colombian government’s effort to eradicate the plant, coca cultivation is at an all time high. In this episode we go deep into the cocaine economy and discover why this problem is so hard to solve.

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julle huu
good goood massaging my hand like a jew banker
Omeed Lodin
3:13 that kid dapped up the guy who helped to burn theyre shed
Parker's NBA Videos
After watching Narcos, no way I'm going to be on that helicopter exploring cocaine farms!
Why were the villagers shaking hands with the police?
The translation are no better than Google translator,I wonder if you were scammed, or just some random people doing free translation.
Kenneth Ketchum
PS: as you can see, I'm horrid at math!
Kenneth Ketchum
They say, on average that Columbia produces 1000 tons of cocaine per year. That's not very much, I mean, it's a pile but that's how many kilos per ton, figure just on a high note, 20k per kilo, or whatever, 10-30k per kilo, that's only what? 10's of millions worth, at 20k per kilo it's 20 million right? I mean, that's a lot but just seems off to me, you can stomp it and make 1 kilo into 4 I suppose, but still, how does it all add up?
Eric Caminero
I'm sorry we're supposed to feel sad for the family growing the plant that makes cocaine because its feeding their kids, what's stopping him from just growing food all year round???
Top Lobster
Investing in helping these farmers will probably save the Columbian government a lot of money that is now currently spent on battling drug cartels.
A real solution would be to destroy the market in the US, by enforcing harsher laws.
Default Guy
Just go watch narcos...
Excellent video on the cocaine problem. Thank you.
Children will grow up to realize how big cocaine is apart of everyday life. Sad.
Citric Big t
Your never gonna stop coke , let the USA and Europe sniff themselves to death , who cares
2:04 is he vaping?
Reian Canoy
Hey VOX do some docu here in Philippines. About the war on drugs.
Sofia Hinch
Rhys Carr-smith
They are going about the drug war wrong first (in the case of Colombia) is that they are not creating jobs so people go to the drug trade and cartels to make money. They then treat them like criminals and kill them and arrest them. And the addiction needs to be treated as a chronic disease and not a crime. Instead of sending them off to prison they need to send them to health clinics and create drug recovery communities. Because most drug addictions are created by lack of social help and traumatic experiences (so the recovery community’s will help connect people going through the same experiences.
Vidal Solis
Losing lol 😂
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What It's Like to Grow Why Colombia is losing the cocaine war 1 day ago   09:50

This week we continue with “A Moment in Mexico,” our special series of six Op-Docs by Mexican directors. The second film in the series is Everardo González’s haunting “Children of the Narco Zone,” which is a companion piece to his stunning feature documentary, “La Libertad del Diablo” (or “Devil’s Freedom”).

In both films, González explores the personal toll of organized crime and the drug war through searing interviews with people with direct experience either of violence or its social ramifications. In “Children of the Narco Zone,” the focus is specifically on how a climate of violence affects children and shapes their understanding of what’s right and wrong. As in “La Libertad del Diablo,” González dresses all his subjects in masks — partly to give them anonymity, and partly as an eerie aesthetic choice. But the result is a mosaic of deeply individual testimonies.

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