Colombia suspending use of anti-coca herbicide over health concerns

May 9, 2015 5:51 PM

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BOGOTA, Colombia – Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos says he's halting use of a herbicide that's a key part of U.S.-financed efforts to wipe out cocaine crops.

Santos said Saturday he's taking the move following a Health Ministry recommendation based on a World Health Organization decision to classify glyphosate as a carcinogen.

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