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Colombia's failed peace-deal vote could make its cocaine problem worse

On Sunday, Colombia's peace plan to end a 52-year war between leftist rebels and the state was voted down, with Colombians casting about 54,000 more "no" votes than "yes" votes, out of more than 13 million ballots cast. The failure of the peace plan has sent both sides scrambling to figure if the deal negotiated over four long years can be saved or modified. The longer the situation lasts, the more likely it is that Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), who were set to disarm a week ago, slip back into one of their most lucrative enterprises: cocaine production.
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