Colombia: coke users snort rainforest
From the BBC News, Nov. 18:
UK drug users 'damaging Colombia'
Drug users in the UK are causing an environmental catastrophe in Colombia, the country's vice-president has told a meeting of police chiefs.
Speaking in Belfast, Francisco Santos Calderon said that 200,000 hectares of forest were being destroyed each year to produce the cocaine crop, coca.
And he added that landmines used by drug gangs to protect crops are maiming large numbers of Colombian civilians.
The scale of landmine use has been described as "similar t