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Cocaine Country
July 2, 2004 12:54 AM   Subscribe

Cocaine Country, Sights & Sounds. An 8 minute Flash movie from National Geographic's story, Cocaine Country, by Carlos Villalón, about cocaine in Colombia and what the crop means to the people. [Via TalkLeft.]
posted by homunculus (3 comments total)

Hide-and-Seek Among the Coca Leaves
posted by homunculus at 1:04 AM on July 2, 2004

Very interesting. He makes a good point about how cocaine causes rainforest destruction as the farmers keep moving to more and more remote areas as the US fumigates the fields.
posted by stbalbach at 12:18 PM on July 2, 2004

I was startled by how people use their coke as barter for food, toilet paper, and other necessities. It makes sense, but I had never really thought about it like that.
posted by homunculus at 11:05 PM on July 2, 2004

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