Pressured by U.S., Colombians uproot coca plants, wary of landmines

Pressured by U.S., Colombians uproot coca plants, wary of landmines

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Dozens of Colombian soldiers dug up coca bushes under the tropical sun on a steep hillside near the Caribbean coast. Shovels in hand and guns slung across their backs in case of a sniper attack, they are part of their government's stepped-up efforts to slash cocaine production under pressure from Washington.

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