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Pablo's Problem: Drug Trafficking in Colombia



Pablo's Problem: Drug Trafficking in Colombia
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.57

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     challenging words:    fumigation, plata, plomo, coca, drug-related, internal, guerrillas, military, notorious, currently, opium, homeland, violent, bribe, provided, cultivation
     content words:    South America, Medellin Cartel, United States, While Pablo, Revolutionary Armed Forces


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Pablo's Problem: Drug Trafficking in Colombia
By Jennifer Kenny
  

1     Illegal drugs are a problem in many nations throughout the world. Did you ever wonder where the illegal drugs come from and how they make it to the hands of everyday people? It has to start somewhere.
 
2     Ironically, many of the ingredients for drugs are grown illegally on the farmland throughout the world. From there, the right mix is created, and the drug is smuggled to the places in the world where it can be sold illegally. The combination of steps from growing the plants to selling the products in exchange for money creates a scenario known as drug trafficking. One place that is known for drug trafficking is Colombia.
 
3     Pablo is a native to Colombia. Colombia has the second largest number of people in South America. Colombia is known for its tropical rainforests and tropical coastal areas. In modern times, Colombia is also known for its violence and drug trafficking.

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Extended Activities:

1.  Research ten facts about Colombia.

2.  Find out what the harmful effects on the human body cocaine and heroin might have.

3.  Design an anti-drug poster.



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