Colombia

Nadia Prupis, staff writer
The Colombian government on Thursday night said it would halt the toxic fumigation of coca plant fields, defying a U.S.-backed program that has been in place for decades. In announcing the decision, Colombian health minister Alejandro Gaviria cited concerns that the active ingredient in the herbicide—glyphosate—causes cancer. The World Health...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from relatives of thousands...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
A new investigative look at the ties between big business interests in Colombia...

Further

This Mother's Day, Americans will buy over $2 billion worth of cut flowers for their doubtless worthy mothers. Alas, other worthy mothers - many in Colombia's Bogotá Savanna - will have often produced them, enduring injuries, pesticides, birth defects and obscenely low wages for your pleasure. Also their kids sometimes. Maybe get her a (locally grown) perennial instead?
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