Colombia Drug Production Drops 25%, Reports Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)

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Colombia’s pure cocaine production has dropped by 25% over the past year and 70% since 2001. A White House report produced by the ONDCP reveals that for the first time since 1995, Colombia is now behind Peru and Bolivia in terms of cocaine production. The reduction, the report states is due to a variety of factors but mainly because of a strengthened relationship forged by the U.S.-backed Plan Colombia.

However, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime also released a report last week stating that cocaine production in Colombia has only fallen by 1% over the past 12 months.

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Lucy Culpepper has traveled to, written about, and worked in some 30 countries. She is originally from Wales in the United Kingdom, has lived all over the UK, in southern California, Spain, and France and has spent extended time in Mexico, Panama, and Costa Rica.