Why Colombia is losing the cocaine war

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  • Vox
    Vox   11 months back

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    • Aye Carumba
      Aye Carumba  4 months back

      Revolver Ocelot yes you want the farmer to grow cocoa then it will be transform into cocaine then it will make it's way to the US.
      Then a hepatitis drug addicted dude may rob and shoot an American so that he can get his fix.

    • Aye Carumba
      Aye Carumba  4 months back

      jarjar binks exactly they have a constant current

    • Revolver Ocelot
      Revolver Ocelot  4 months back

      The free market dictates these farmers grow coca. Drug problems are symptoms of the disease that is capitalism.

    • Kelt Wonda
      Kelt Wonda  4 months back

      Great Job guys

    • Ελισαβετ Πετρακη
      Ελισαβετ Πετρακη  5 months back

      Why the goverment cooperate with the producters and promote this products? With other words the goverment could pay the extras such as transport or to give more grounds so the production will be profitable

  • Brenda Fernandez
    Brenda Fernandez  2 hours back

    Disgusting

    • Chris A
      Chris A  12 hours back

      I am from Colombia. When I visited earlier this year, I saw coca leaves everywhere. I was with a tour guide who would point out the coca leaves on the sides of roads. It literally grows everywhere.

      • Benjamin Walulu
        Benjamin Walulu  22 hours back

        Great video! We all like to do things that give results immediately but this problem might need a long term solution.

        • Daniel Hunter
          Daniel Hunter  2 days back

          I don't know if the Colombian government's efforts would be best spent connecting them to the rest of the country and establishing economies there. They are in the depths of the jungle, I don't know that relocation would be the best thing either, but growing anything there, let alone establishing entire indepent communities, may not be environmentally thoughtful.

          • RG
            RG  2 days back

            A war on drugs does not work . Look at our past and see toward the future

            • David kim
              David kim  2 days back

              You are not educated so you had to grow that coca up?

              • Euna C
                Euna C  4 days back

                Ah, this is so much more real than I thought.

                • Quinimation
                  Quinimation  1 weeks back

                  This seems more like an economic problem, don't ya think Vox?

                  • Qvor Stoyanov
                    Qvor Stoyanov  1 weeks back

                    Which is the track that plays during the credits!? It's amazing and I can't seem to find it!

                    • Shahriar Arif Aunik
                      Shahriar Arif Aunik  2 weeks back

                      If the government need more money to connect these communities then the government should just go sell cocaine themselves to the drug lords and then use that huge money for the development of these people. When It's done the government can launch a tactical mission and get those dealers in custody. Finally eradicating the last piece of the puzzle.

                      • Wildgamer 912
                        Wildgamer 912  3 weeks back

                        Life is so complicated

                        • KYB77
                          KYB77  4 weeks back

                          Why doesn't the government just attest the catel

                          • MWtheworld
                            MWtheworld  4 weeks back

                            10 rapers of 2020 2:57

                            • Nick.s1010
                              Nick.s1010  4 weeks back

                              I feel so bad for the mom tho. They worked hard. Even if it is an illegal drug.

                              • Regalia
                                Regalia  4 weeks back

                                This guy does astounding work.

                                • fleiva30
                                  fleiva30  4 weeks back

                                  the government will never spend millions in making one road just for a few farmers.. the coca will come back for those farmers who are in need

                                  • Tiger Trophy
                                    Tiger Trophy  4 weeks back

                                    The joy of cocaine. The agony of addiction withdrawal soul serching.

                                    • Ariston Lim
                                      Ariston Lim  1 months back

                                      Great Video Sir

                                      • Brandon The reviewer
                                        Brandon The reviewer  1 months back

                                        This plant is very important it’s called coca


                                        Me: that’s in Coca Cola?

                                        • Saanvi Kumta
                                          Saanvi Kumta  1 days back

                                          Brandon The reviewer it used to be

                                      • Japhy VanSanity
                                        Japhy VanSanity  1 months back

                                        Wow incredible story telling as usual - the government should be paying you to educate them 🙌🏽

                                        • Noah I.
                                          Noah I.  1 months back

                                          Why does it always go back to farmers not being supported enough?

                                          South America, Southeast Asia, Africa, Oceania.



                                          People keep talking about cutting down on plastics, using clean energy, but they don’t need to think about the costs. Yet, farmers like them do. If we REALLY want a better world, we support them first.

                                          I MEAN, they started frikin civilization itself but they’re close to rock bottom? It just makes me sad, knowing there will never be enough to care for them.

                                          • Malcolm Paull
                                            Malcolm Paull  1 months back

                                            Cause they don't have oil

                                            • ecko_beatz frassworks
                                              ecko_beatz frassworks  1 months back

                                              Remind me of weed In Jamaica in the 80s

                                              • David Cortez
                                                David Cortez  1 months back

                                                RIP plants

                                                • NPC #303
                                                  NPC #303  1 months back

                                                  The real reason the demonrats refused to secure the boarder... Along with heroin fentanyl and many other life ruining and people killing drugs.

                                                  • satyam rock
                                                    satyam rock  2 months back

                                                    It's same problems for Indian farmers no market ,not good ware house ,not connected to main market directly

                                                    • miloraca
                                                      miloraca  2 months back

                                                      Cocaine,Americans favourite breakfast!

                                                      • Martin Vasquez
                                                        Martin Vasquez  2 months back

                                                        Lol its looks like a bar of chocolate

                                                        • LoVeLoVe
                                                          LoVeLoVe  2 months back

                                                          legalize cocaine

                                                          • andrea sofía
                                                            andrea sofía  2 months back

                                                            man i love the videos this guy makes.

                                                            • andi 20
                                                              andi 20  2 months back

                                                              You must reseach more information
                                                              Coca is not a drug , Coca is a plant and this plnat can hel to the health of a person
                                                              The problem in colombia is the goverment doesn't want to accept that with the coca plant and leaf it can be used to make:

                                                              Coca Tea,
                                                              Coca Cookies,
                                                              Coca Flour,
                                                              Coca Shampoo,
                                                              Coca Salt,
                                                              Coca Soap,
                                                              Coca Homephatic Drops,
                                                              Coca Medicine.
                                                              coca plant crops.

                                                              Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia used the Coca leaf and plant to make that things.

                                                              The colombian government and the colombian president are stuped, both prefers to fumigate using glyphosate to farmers' territories where farmers can be sick of cancer breathing this chemical and also prefer to eradicate the coca plant that changing mentality to have a good use of the coca plant to make coca tea, coca shamppo, etc

                                                              Natives in South America used the Coca plant and leaf to create natural medicine centuries ago before the arrival of the Spanish conquerors in 1492.
                                                               
                                                              the problem is not the coca leaf and plant, the problem is the mentality of the people who belong to the mafias to use the coca plant with chemicals and making the cocaine alkaloid to be rich, and another problem is also consumers, if there are more consumers in the world, people who work in the mafias involved in the bussiness of drug trafficking enrich more and more with the money of consumers.

                                                              The people who belong to mafias want to get easy and fast money without working many years in a legal bussines to get the success, and this easy and fast work that gives them easy and fast money is the drug trafficking business.
                                                              Drug trafficking mafias and Drug traffickers you can see them with different nationalities and in different countries. And among drug traffickers with diffeberent nationalities help each others.

                                                              Who is harmed are drug consumers and who enrich with the money of consumers are the drugs seller, the drug trafficker and the person who belong to a mafia.
                                                              And the cocaine consumers also are part of those mafias because they are helping to the mafias to earn money.

                                                              In Colombia there are no large drug trafficking organizations like Medellin cartel with Pablo Escobar or Cali Cartel with Rodriguez Brothers in the 80s , however there are independent drug traffickers and now the FARC dissidents and ELN's paramilitaries who are working with the drug trafficking business from venezuela, they hire poor people and farmers to cultivate coca plant and farmers and poor people earn money four more times cultiving coca plant and making cocaine than in a legal job to cultivate coffe beans to export coffe

                                                              Why doesn't the drug trafficking business in Colombia have an end?
                                                              because the president is corrupt, the government is corrupt and the politicians are corrupt, Colombia is a Narco-State, the president, governmwnt and politicians earn money with the drug trafficking business associating with the mafias, guerrillas and paramilitaries.
                                                              Colombians know the truth, but the government, the politicians and the president don't recognize it.

                                                              • irfan akram
                                                                irfan akram  2 months back

                                                                Man!
                                                                You're really awesome
                                                                I like everything about.
                                                                The way you talk, the way you deliver dialogue, the way you share things..

                                                                I hope
                                                                In future we can meet someday. .

                                                                • Fayshal Ahammed
                                                                  Fayshal Ahammed  2 months back

                                                                  do a border Bangladesh

                                                                  • Alex B
                                                                    Alex B  2 months back

                                                                    War on poor people!

                                                                    • visualanti_Ghost
                                                                      visualanti_Ghost  2 months back

                                                                      All that cocaine comeing to amarica i bet 85% was steve-o

                                                                      • Eclipse
                                                                        Eclipse  2 months back

                                                                        They should find a much better job than that because they are just helping the cartels to produce cocaine.

                                                                        • Mevine Ven
                                                                          Mevine Ven  2 months back

                                                                          Where 🇺🇸 pigs entered there's war problems destruction and nothing but if columbia had oil then 🇺🇸 pig3 would get big influence with interest with itention to own them and yes when the CIA is doing drugs business well then how it is possible to columbia to do drugs business no never they are greedy they wont let you live nor dies thats 🇺🇸 pigs appetite

                                                                          • ILoveTrees
                                                                            ILoveTrees  2 months back

                                                                            0:41 You should of said we all know and love

                                                                            • Dont Trip
                                                                              Dont Trip  2 months back

                                                                              vox is now, what vice once was

                                                                              • Snaggle Toothed
                                                                                Snaggle Toothed  2 months back

                                                                                Really? If I send you money I can listen to you talk to a Colombian bongo player?
                                                                                I'll go find my cheque book.

                                                                                • Kenneth Dokus
                                                                                  Kenneth Dokus  2 months back

                                                                                  Because they're winning the Heroin war. BTW opium poppies will grow anywhere pretty much. Meaning all over America

                                                                                  • Marcstacos
                                                                                    Marcstacos  2 months back

                                                                                    Colombia but feels like vietnam

                                                                                    • Trigger Random
                                                                                      Trigger Random  2 months back

                                                                                      so u mean i have Cocain in my Backyard?... Nice

                                                                                      • James Hardwell
                                                                                        James Hardwell  2 months back

                                                                                        The problem is in the US itself, they (US) can’t control their domestic demands on coccaine. There’s no way colombians can stop this.

                                                                                        • Luikart Skarda The Bug Bouncer Super Hero

                                                                                          Meanwhile everyone else including kids is taking Adderall (speed) and Ritalin ( Methamphetamine) legally where's the big pharma raid?👉💀👈

                                                                                          • TXLAdventure
                                                                                            TXLAdventure  2 months back

                                                                                            Maybe they shouldn’t have chosen a line of work that is ya know illegal then your harvest won’t be burnt down

                                                                                            • Bad Comp
                                                                                              Bad Comp  2 months back

                                                                                              She needs to feed her family but she has an iphone bruh.

                                                                                              • Navon Myhand
                                                                                                Navon Myhand  2 months back

                                                                                                You can't have a modern piece of technology and still be struggling to feed your children?