“Seventeen years and $10 billion after the U.S. government launched the counternarcotics and security package known as Plan Colombia, America’s closest drug-war ally is covered with more than 460,000 acres of coca. Colombian farmers have never grown so much, not even when Pablo Escobar ruled the drug trade.” From WaPo: A side effect of peace in Colombia? A cocaine boom in the US. (Ever get the feeling the war on drugs isn’t going all that well?)