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Colombian Troops Try to Rid Park of Coca

Some 3,000 armed troops were deployed to one of Colombia’s most pristine national parks Wednesday as part of a bold operation to clear the rebel-controlled region of cocaine laboratories and the plants used to make the drug. It is the largest coca eradication drive in Colombia’s history and could lead to battles with the country’s main rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, which makes money by cocaine trafficking, warned Gen. Jorge Daniel Castro. Full Story

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