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Desperate Venezuelan migrants turn to Colombia coca plantations

World / Politics Feb 12, 2019

Desperate Venezuelan migrants turn to Colombia coca plantations

They were once manual laborers, taxi drivers, fishermen and merchants. But Venezuelan migrants fleeing poverty and shortages of basic necessities have been forced into new work: picking coca leaves for Colombia's drug traffickers. Hundreds of Venezuelans work grueling days on coca leaf plantations, seduced by ...

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