We have been fighting a War on Drugs since 1971, but what do we have to show for it? Millions of addicts, and to support them, there are millions of people who farm, produce, and distribute the drugs they use. We often don’t think of these poor families because they are not here in the United States – they are in other parts of the war.
This video infographic by Clarity Way focuses on the drug communities in Colombia and Afghanistan, which grow coca, the plant used to make cocaine, and opium poppies, used to produce opium and heroin. These are not nice places to be a poor farmer. Colombia is stricken with violence and political instability. Afghanistan is the 7th poorest country in the world, and at the crossroad of two ideological wars: the War on Drugs and the War on Terror.