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Video: Guatemala Eyes Alternative Crop Subsidies To Dampen Poppy Allure

By Clip Syndicate
Guatemala is considering subsidizing alternative crops for poppy farmers in order to curb the production of narcotics and raise funds for social programs. The government could offer seeds for potatoes, corn and peas to farmers who grow poppies in the northwestern region, where powerful drug cartels buy the plants and convert them into heroin. It is struggling to contain cartels that use the isthmus as a transit point to ship drugs to the United States.

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