Why Colombia is losing the cocaine war The biggest corruption scandal in Latin 2 days 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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Juan David Gualteros Nuñez
Love this! Waiting for more documentaries
What's the name of the music starting at 1:10? 🙏
Mauricio Alfonso
Why is loosing the war? Because Colombia is a narco state.
Ludwig btm
Why don't they just legalize cocain
2:56 perhaps because you're growing cocaine???
Yashdog Z
I mean to that woman, sure u dont have much but youre still doing cocaine, which you KNOW is illegal and youre not getting arrested so you got lucky. Think about ir
Pablo is long dead ,but still alive
Laura Victoria Palomino
Usa government just need to prevent addictive behaviors in their citizens, if no one bought it it wouldn't be shipped there.
Gat Mack
I heard that was the only way farmers can really make any cash there
Black Diamond

Muhammad Azhar Fahri
*Coca* *cola* *has* *left* *the* *chat*
don hezca
This guy makes better better work than most he just need to do a voice translation
Marco L
Supply and demand! The main problem here is the American users of cocaine.
Vaso Vukotić
Hey Govt of Colombia, Every dollar you would spend on a new American machine gun, spend it instead on roads for your Colombian Citizens. Invest in connection!
any government can't the war on drugs. Coz people love them.
Hugo Calderon
Thats the only plant that will give them money to live good in a small farm they need to buy the drug for medical use
use google Earth, colombia
Viceral Man
The war on drugs was a fail since the beginning.
Lil dog
I mean to be fair if you want food instead of growing drugs how about food crops?
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The biggest corruption scandal in Latin Why Colombia is losing the cocaine war 2 days ago   09:15

And possibly the whole world.

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In 2014, the largest corruption scandal in Latin America’s history erupted in Brazil. It involved bribes between Petrobras, the largest state-owned oil company on the continent, and dozens of engineering firms. It also involved politicians, including three Brazilian presidents, Lula, Dilma Rousseff, and Michel Temer, as well as almost a third of Brazil’s congress.

Politicians all over Latin America were found guilty of taking bribes and profiting immensely from infrastructure and energy projects all over the continent. The scandal hit places like Itaborai especially hard. The companies involved were fined billions of dollars and laid off hundreds of thousands of workers as their projects abruptly stopped. Four years later, Brazil is still dealing with the fallout.

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