More than 10 years of fumigation have failed to slow the increase in Colombian coca production. Despite or because of this failure, U.S. policymakers have escalated the drug war in Colombia, much to the detriment of Colombians’ liberties, health and environment.

Sarah Peterson is a recent graduate of Whitman College and currently works for a wind energy company in the Columbia River Gorge.
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