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Sunday, 27 March 2016 00:00

Forced eradication of coca crops in Macarena natural park

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Based on: Prensa Rural

The Colombian Government ordered the National Army the forced eradication of illicit crops in the Tinigua and La Macarena natural parks, starting on March 25.

People of the area indicated that the soldiers have said they have also orders to take away from farmers the livestock they find in the area.

Likewise, they said that this onslaught is due to the interests of multinational companies for the exploitation of different natural resources.

It is noteworthy that these events are happening within the framework of a partial agreement reached in the Havana negotiations between President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC-EP on “Replacement of illicit crops”, which according to communities is the roadmap to follow in this matter, as opposed to forced eradication without any comprehensive measure of the state.

Peasants demanded "respect for people who live in this area”.

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