RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On February 22nd, a special Financial Times report disclosed figures on the increase in the number of hectares of coca leaf planted in Colombia and its production.
The investigation states that the work of manual crop eradicators was in vain, as they are the "first to lose the war" because "once they have cleared a field, coca growers come back and plant again."
The journalistic investigation disclosed that during the government of Iván Duque, 20 eradicators have been killed and 200 have been injured or mutilated by landmines.
"Coca production has skyrocketed," states the newspaper . . .