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Colombia leader hits out at ‘hypocrisy’ of middle-class cocaine users

Ivn Duque decries social acceptability of drug that inflicts environmental and social damage on producers Middle-class cocaine users are inconsistent hypocrites if they fail to recognise the environmental and social damage their drug use is inflicting on producer countries, the Colombian president has said during a visit to London. In an interview with the Guardian on Monday, Ivn Duque said that cocaines social acceptability had to end. There are many people who present themselves as environmentalists, and if they want to be coherent, they must understand all the environmental damage…

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The former Colombian rebels weaving a route into civilian life

Former Farc guerrillas unused to a life beyond war have turned to the sewing machines that once tailored their battle fatigues to earn a living Edison Sanchez smooths out a piece of fabric and begins work on a clattery electric sewing machine. Just two years ago, this same piece of equipment was used to make fighters fatigues deep in the guerilla camps of the Colombian mountains. A member of the Farc, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, since he was 15, Sanchez, now 33, has been learning how to sew…

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World Cup 2018 power rankings: Brazil and Croatia lead the way

At the end of the group stage we rank the 32 teams at the World Cup in Russia, with Brazil top, England in 10th and Panama last 1) Brazil It is hard to shake the feeling that Brazil are the best-balanced side at this World Cup. win over Serbia and they look capable of raising things further. thumping win over Argentina. A meeting with Spain in the last eight looks likely and Zlatko Dalics side cannot be ruled out of doing something special. 3) Belgium Whether or not they really…

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Japanese Fans Clean Stadium After Historic World Cup Win vs Colombia

After Japan’s historic 2-1 win against Colombia in their opening round matchup of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Japanese fans were spotted cleaning the stadium afterwards. In fact, the same classy move was also observed after the Senegal vs Poland game. The win for Japan marked a first in several categories: – It was the first time Japan had won a World Cup game on European soil – It was the first time a team from Asia beat a team from South America As for Colombia, it was a…

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