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Trump threatens to decertify Colombia as drug-war partner

Thursday, September 14, 2017


Donald Trump on Wednesday shocked Colombia by threatening to decertify the country as a US partner in the controversial war on drugs.

Trump made the surprise threat during the annual White House designation of nations deemed major drug producers or transit hubs.

After years of increased cultivation of coca, the base ingredient for cocaine, Colombia has begun working with the United Nations rather than the US to lower coca production as part of a peace process.

Source: Colombia Reports