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Felipe Henao was simply 9 years outdated when his father set him up with a hectare (2.2 acres) of land and coca seeds so he might proceed the “household enterprise.”

However destiny intervened and Felipe grew to become an environmental activist, which introduced him into confrontation with the highly effective pursuits behind the coca commerce within the south-central Colombian province of Guaviare.

“Simply as we had been about to start the harvest, they fumigated us,” he recounted to Efe.

Most individuals in Guaviare have, at some second of their lives, both cultivated coca – the uncooked materials of cocaine – or scraped the leaves to get the paste that’s reworked into the unlawful drug.

Throughout the hardest years of Colombia’s multisided inner battle, coca was a supply of what handed for prosperity in a chronically poor area.

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