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Pablo's Problem: Drug Trafficking in Colombia



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

Vocabulary
     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


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 illegal drugs come from and how they make it into the hands of ordinary people? It has to start somewhere.
 
2     Many of the ingredients for illegal drugs are grown illegally on 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 for the highest profits. The combination of steps from growing the plants to selling the products for money is known as drug trafficking. One place that is known for drug trafficking is Colombia.
 
3     Pablo is a native to Colombia. The country of Colombia has the second largest number of people in South America. Colombia is known for its tropical rainforests and tropical coastal areas. 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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