Latin America

In photos: Peace in Colombia rests on finding an alternative to cocaine production

Colombia is at a pivotal moment as former FARC fighters have begun handing in their arsenal of weapons as part of the disarmament process agreed to in last year's historic peace agreement, ending 52 years of conflict. An essential part of the peace accord is also to end the illegal drug trade, but that requires the state to pour money into the countryside, and provide a viable alternative to the booming coca market worth $88 billion worldwide.

17 Jun 2017 – 3:41 PM EDT