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Blunt Instrument

Title: Blunt Instrument

Blunt Instrument explores the controversial aerial spraying program used in Colombia with U.S. support to destroy drug crops. Using the lens of congressional legislation intended to ensure that the program did not unduly harm small farm families, the study finds that the U.S. and Colombian governments have failed to deliver on promises to help farmers transition to food crops and to compensate farmers whose food crops are mistakenly destroyed by fumigation.

Year: 2002

Author: Latin America Working Group


Blunt-Instrument-2002