Over the last 21 years, the secretive and controversial US-backed drug war effort dumped weaponized herbicide on 4.3 million acres of land.
Colombia's broader drug problem is, and always has been, that the global war on drugs has made cocaine production too profitable for too many people.
The biannual six-day festival includes a lot of drinking, a lot of parades, and a lot of extremely dangerous encounters with bulls.
Protests over the non-indictment of the New York City cop who put Eric Garner in a lethal chokehold this summer have reached Colombia, which has a storied history of discrimination against its Afro-descendant populations.
Rebels say they've started a "definitive path toward peace" that is being hailed as a turning point in the region's longest-standing leftist insurgency.
It's being hailed as a turning point in the long, long war, but it's too early to declare peace just yet.
Peace is the word of the day in Colombia as the government closes in on a deal with FARC rebels, but what will the new order look like for the rural underclass?