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After six years and billions of dollars, Plan Colombiathe United States ambitious program of aerial spraying aimed at wiping out Colombias illegal coca harvesthas succeeded mostly in pushing coca growing into new areas.
Worse, data from the U.N. show that Plan Colombia has failed to significantly reduce the countrys cocaine output, and on the streets of the United States, blow is cheaper than before the spraying began.
Coca sprayed since 2000
1.8 million acres (nearly the size of Yellowstone Park)