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Empire Files: A Massacre of Farmers in US-Colombia "War on Drugs"

Thursday, December 21, 2017 By Abby Martin, teleSUR | Video Interview
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On October 5, 2017, police opened fire on unarmed farmers in Tumaco, Colombia. Eight were killed, with dozens more shot. The massacre was part of a crackdown on coca farmers in the "war on drugs" despite an agreement for crop substitution -- and amidst new threats from Trump, ordering the government to use more force or face consequences.

The Empire Files goes on-the-ground to investigate the massacre, interviewing witnesses and casualties. Abby Martin visits recently-destroyed farms, uses hidden cameras to confront soldiers about the operations and explores the context of such a killing less than a year after the historic peace deal ending the country's 53-year civil war.

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Empire Files: A Massacre of Farmers in US-Colombia "War on Drugs"

Thursday, December 21, 2017 By Abby Martin, teleSUR | Video Interview
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On October 5, 2017, police opened fire on unarmed farmers in Tumaco, Colombia. Eight were killed, with dozens more shot. The massacre was part of a crackdown on coca farmers in the "war on drugs" despite an agreement for crop substitution -- and amidst new threats from Trump, ordering the government to use more force or face consequences.

The Empire Files goes on-the-ground to investigate the massacre, interviewing witnesses and casualties. Abby Martin visits recently-destroyed farms, uses hidden cameras to confront soldiers about the operations and explores the context of such a killing less than a year after the historic peace deal ending the country's 53-year civil war.

This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.