Media in Trouble: All the news thats UNfit to print!: Narco State

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Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Narco State

Facing Opposition, U.S. Drops Opium Spraying Plans in Afghanistan
: "The United Nations estimated that 323,700 acres in Afghanistan were dedicated to opium last year. That marks a 64 percent increase over the figure for 2003. The U.S. government's estimate was even higher: 5.1 million acres, a 239 percent increase over its 2003 figure.
The United Nations says Afghanistan produced nearly 90 percent of the world's opium and the drug accounted for more than 60 percent of the country's gross domestic product. "