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Better Than Viagra: Colombia's Impotence Home Remedy

With miners using mercury in illegal gold mines, Colombia’s gold rush has led to some side effects on the population, including erectile dysfunction.

by VICE News
Jun 9 2016, 2:04pm

Gold is quickly becoming the new cocaine in Colombia. The precious metal is now the currency of choice for individuals and groups engaging in illicit trade in the South American country. But there are some surprising side-effects to Colombia's new gold rush that locals are reluctant to discuss: erectile dysfunction and brain damage.

VICE News correspondent Monica Villamizar travels to Remedios, Colombia, where a local resident demonstrates how he makes his home remedy to treat erectile dysfunction.

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