Wednesday, January 10, 2007


Columbia's ongoing war with the FARC has led to conflict with its neighbor Ecuador over the years as the Columbians have accused Ecuador of allowing the rebels to use its territory for safe harbor and smuggling arms and drugs. One of the tactics the Columbians (and others in the region with US support) have used over the years to combat the revolution and coca production is chemical warfare. In other words they have tried to defoliate regions where farmers grow the crop that has been part of Andean culture for thousands of years. The new left/populist indigenous movements of the Andean region have started to reject the bomb the peasants' crops strategy now from a position of power. Here's an example of the latest resistance.

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