Aerial Fumigation Comes to San José de Apartadó

Aerial Fumigation Comes to San José de Apartadó

Aerial Fumigation Comes to San José de ApartadóBy Gina Spigarelli

The turnover of a calendar year is a time for rebirth and re-evaluation, a time of resolutions and looking forward to an even better year to come. January 2013 brought something new to the peace community — low flying aerial fumigation planes. Instead of inspiring hope, the fumigations have brought nightmarish visions for the year to come. Fumigation has been a reality for Afro-Colombian, indigenous, and campesino communities in other parts of Colombia since the 1990s, when the Colombian government began trying to eradicate coca production. This method of eradication was never used around the peace community before … until now.


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