1- Foolish Assumptions
2- Lesson 1
3- Lesson 2 ( plus key question )
4- If you only need one lesson this is it
5- BONUS > Tropical Lesson
While doing this presentation I made a few
assumptions about you. For example that you have
at least a passing interest in what is happening in the
world. Or that maybe you are aware of globalization
and our interdependence or perhaps you care for
people that suffer although they are not your
relatives nor cute fluffy animals.
I also assume that you have a Colombian friend or
that you may surf the web in order to verify what I
am telling you through this presentation.
•The coca shrub is natural to
•It is basically a wild land
shrub in Colombia.
•Just as it is in Peru, Bolivia
and other Andean countries in
In our region chewing coca leaves –just like bubble gum- is an
ancestral tradition. When chewed, the coca leaves naturally
release cocaine. The “–ine” in the coca is just as natural as
the “-ine” of the Caffeine that is extracted from coffee beans
or the -”-ine” in the Theine that is released from tea leaves.
So, when mixed with saliva or water the –ine substances of
coca leaves, tea leaves and coffee beans go to your stomach
and from there to your system .
Theine, Cocaine and Caffeine are just leaves and seeds, completely natural,
and their ingestion is a ritual tradition in many different cultures around the
Things change when the leaves of coca are cooked in chemicals.
Evidently the leaves are killed, the “–ine” is not natural any more and
the process is far from being legal. Actually that it is how COKE, the
infamous white powder is produced. The demand of coke from
millions of murderous noses around the word pairs with a
multinational network of criminals that ensures that by hiding deep in
the South American mountains and jungles, coca leaves are
cooked and then delivered, by grams, to individual noses all around
the world. Once paid and received, the noses sniff it up and straight
to their brain.
Coke is an extremely
harmful alkaloid that
fries the brain and
poisons the blood.
Are you by any chance an
Think of the impact of chemical
waste on rivers and soils after
the chemical process of
transforming natural coca
leaves into an alkaloid powder.
• Coke is extremely well paid for by customers
in rich countries, mainly the industrialized
countries north of the equator line where the coca
shrub is not a native plant.
International distribution by sea, land and air is
then necessary to bring the coke from hidden
mountains and jungles in the south to the north.
That is why :
THE DRUG SPOTLIGHT FOCUSES ON COLOMBIA….
Unlike Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Venezuela,
Colombia is the only Andean country with access to
2 oceans, the Pacific Ocean to the West and the
Atlantic Ocean to the north; one next to another.
(And yes, it is perfect for trade.. that is why the Canal
was built in neighboring Panama…). It also has 2
massive “green seas”: the dense Amazon Jungle to
the South and the extensive Oriental Plains or
“llanos” to the East.
Besides, the Andes mountain range, running long
the pacific ocean coastlines of South America, ends in
Colombia by splitting in 3 parallel mountain ranges
or “cordilleras” forming many beautiful valleys but,
yes.. perfect hiding spots .
Colombia is a land of extraordinary geography and a
privileged geographical position. Oceans, jungle,
mountains and plains are packed all in one single
country in the corner, and the middle of the Americas.
Are you by any chance against Global Warming ? Just
imagine the carbon print of coke per gram demanded by
millions of irresponsible noses…
• The illegal culture of coca, and the activities of :
• Illegally hiding it,
• Illegally taking care of the illicit crop,
• Illegally trading with the required chemical for cooking it,
• Illegally processing coca leaves into coke powder,
• Illegally trafficking it by air, land or sea, and then,
• Illegally offering and selling coke to clients,
• Illegally seeking and demanding coke,
• Illegally paying for the above services rendered to satisfy murderous
• Illegally laundering the blood out of coke-driven money
..is a multinational chain of illegal actions of
individual noses and organized crime that jointly fuel
and sustain drug trafficking.
Criminals LOVE Coke Users.
International Murderous NosesInternational Murderous Noses rely totally on a multinational
network of criminal gangs devoted to run the business of satisfying
their demand, that is to say payment and support to:
•Drug lords who corrupt institutions for smoothening production and trade
•Illegally Armed groups for combating big obstacles like Colombian soldiers and
•Organized Hitmen/hitwomen to ”remove” good politicians and engaged authorities
•Individual Drug Dealers all around the world to deliver coke to millions of
neighborhoods, parties, offices and schools around the world where coke is
demanded and/or tolerated.
They are committed to serve their noses 24/7 , 365 days a year no matter the pain,
blood and sufferance that is needed to satisfy their demand.
Colombia has been fully engaged in fighting drugs for decades and many,
many Colombians have only seen coke in films. (Although, shamefully, some
Colombians and nationals of other producing countries are increasingly
using coke too). However for many years now, absolutely all Colombians of
all age and in every corner of its territory have been paying an immense
price of pain, fear, frustration and stigmatization due to a problem that is
widespread and global.
The War on Drugs and the Party with Drugs happen simultaneously;
actually the Party depends on the War.
Stupid and Ignorant Noses sustaining this
bloody business worldwide should start
learning and assuming
PS: Rehab Centers are welcome to use this presentation to try
to awaken ethics when helping to end drug addiction.
DOING COKE IS FAR FROM BEING COOL
•Implicates severe environmental degradation
•Contributes to the forced displacement of rural
peasants and indigenous tribes in Colombia, making
them poorer. (Check for news in FB and #COL4DUM)
•It fuels drug warfare
•Supports human trafficking and kidnapping
•Makes Colombian Drug lords and other criminals
around the world extremely rich and powerful.
LESSON # 1
COKE LOOKS WHITE, BUT WHEN YOU
COKE IS RED
WITH THE BLOOD OF MANY
• The ideology that Latin-American guerrillas pursued in those
old black and white TV documentaries or sepia colored
romantic times of Che Guevara and long dusty motorcycle
trips is long gone for better or for worse.
It is true however that insurgence, rebels and
revolutionaries were well intentioned at the time. Those
Latin-American and Colombian guerrillas were born in the
middle of the last century and remained popular for some
decades more. But now it is not so. At all.
• In Latin America only Colombia still has guerrillas.
• And not only one but two different guerrilla organizations:
the FARC (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia /
Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia) and the ELN
(Ejercito de Liberacion Nacional / Army of National Liberation)
Hereinafter referred to as Guerrilla # 1 and Guerrilla # 2 (Won’t give
them any publicity….)
Now, why do you think that Colombia is the
only Latin-American country where guerrillas
(atomized armed groups living and hiding in
the mountains and jungle) still exist?
The multinational business
of drug trafficking fuels the
Colombians don’t support
GUERRILLA # 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Colombians don’t support
GUERRILLA # 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please listen carefully :
By the way, we are way beyond tired with many
outdated foreigners who support guerrillas thinking
they are lending their support to the Che Guevara
himself, like if they were supporting Mickey Mouse's
role in Disney. Wrongfully they try to build their own
concept of intellectual sexiness by supporting the
ideologically coated-drug businesses hidden in the
mountains and jungles of Colombia.
• Key question : If these people are so convinced…Why don’t
they request an ideological internship and go to Putumayo and
Guaviare jungles with the Colombian guerrillas ? Not only would
they be more consistent with what they preach but furthermore
it would give them the opportunity of living and seeing how
theory is turned into practice in the deep jungle. Oh and good
luck coming out…
PS. Insights on this can be provided by the 13 years kidnapped
men and the 6 years kidnapped Ingrid Betancourt….
The AUC (Autodefensas Unidas of Colombia / United
Colombian Self Defense a.k.a. paramilitaries or
“paras”) are also an illegal and extremely violent
armed group, but this one is completely in the
opposite ideology.. it is right winged.
Actually they say they appeared around the 1980s to
“exterminate” the left winged guerrillas # 1 and # 2
Guess what ?
The multinational business
of drug trafficking fuels the
AGAIN, PLEASE LISTEN CAREFULLY :
COLOMBIANS DON’T SUPPORT THE
TO MAKE IT VERY SIMPLE :
(YEP, THIS WOULD BE LESSON # 2)
COLOMBIANS ARE SICK AND TIRED OF
THE VIOLENCE CAUSED BY
-GUERRILLA No. 1
-GUERRILLA No. 2
THEY ARE ALL FUELED BY THE
MULTINATIONAL BUSINESS OF DRUG
KEY QUESTION :
Because as of today there has been no need.
Although the despise is the same against all illegally armed groups working in
drug trafficking and death, so far nobody in the international community has
come to romanticize (publicly at least) paramilitaries nor justify their actions.
Their image is not appealing to outdated fools and wannabe-intellectuals.
So, Colombians don’t have to lose their voice explaining how much their
barbaric ways harm our country; in short, everybody is on the same page with
regard to the paramilitaries. For instance, we are not aware of any foreign
government or Hollywood actor or director calling them brothers like they
often do with the guerrillas…
If there is no popular support for any of these 3 illegal groups, why are
Colombians seen marching and speaking against the guerrillas and their
protest against the paramilitaries seems to be less visible ?
Foreigners that have never lived in Colombia, and with way
too much free time in their lives, happen to serve the
guerrillas through advocacy, financing, printing t-shirts,
making donations, and even producing disco anthems for
guerrilla # 1 (Yes, this are people with very unexciting lives
and lack of inspiration, maybe so much guerrilla-love ended
up in the kidnapping of their muses)
** Thought you should know why Colombians opposing to all illegal armed
groups are continuously forced to internationally advocate and sometime speak
more against the left side than the right one (as for now), and why -in order to
explain this to many dear friends that could definitely become a bit more worldly-
I had to stay home and completely ruin my Saturday doing this power point
Former guerrilleros of what was once ago known as the M-19 (fortunately enough I
didn’t have to introduce you to Guerrilla # 3) signed peace and streamed their
ideology to the democratic game. So, yes Colombia has functional democratic
institutions (with many flaws just like in France or the USA). Those ex-guerrilleros that
were interested in ideas of reform are now respectable politicians acting as mayors
and senators. They make clear and solid strong arguments and plans of change and
legitimately opposetraditional political parties and the establishment.
SO, FOR ANY GOOD COLOMBIAN AND COLOMBIANOPHILE, NATIONAL AND LOCAL ELECTIONS
ARE THE WAY AND TIME FOR IDEOLOGICAL CONFRONTATION. ANY ONE THAT STRIVES FOR
IDEOLOGICAL CHANGE IN THE SYSTEM SHOULD (1) LOOK FOR POPULAR SUPPORT, (2) GET
ELECTED AND (3) TAKE IDEAS TO THE EXECUTIVE OR LEGISLATIVE BRANCH.
COLOMBIANS NEED PEACE
AND THE KIDNAPPED FREE !!!!
FINALLY, IF YOU ONLY ARE GOING TO
LEARN ONE LESSON THIS IS IT:
VERY SAD AND EXTREMELY
TIRED 99 % GOOD COLOMBIANS
EXTREME INTERNATIONAL IGNORANCE ABOUT COLOMBIA
INVISIBILIZED MURDEROUS NOSES FROM ALL AROUND THE
WORLD TEAMING WITH MULTINATIONAL ORGANIZED CRIME
Less than one percent of Colombians (we are more than 40 million) are violently
ambitious, armed and fully sponsored by millions of international criminal and rotten
noses. They bring blood, tears, infamy and pain to other peaceful and unarmed
Unfair and negative stereotypes add an extra burden to this already complex situation
they are jokes only for one side and definitely not funny given the feeling of re-
victimization. For Colombians the drug war is real and know that the rest of the word is
Don’t make it worse. Be respectful and don’t make lousy Colombian jokes to
every Colombian you happen to meet in your life, making jokes to the 99%
victims on being drug lords, coke addicts and criminals is precisely imposing
on them the image they hate the most, that of the 1% Colombian criminals
that daily inflict on them pain and war. It is everything but funny plus you
appear regrettably ignorant in these times of globalization.
Please be knowledgeable, worldly and kind, give Colombians a break with
the ignorant and negative MR-AND-MRS-SMITH HOLLYWOOD STEREOTYPE.
Again it is not funny, and it is going to remain so until :
1- Drugs are decriminalized and individuals may freely include it as another
available option to kill themselves. They will then be able to die by
drowning in alcohol, stuffing with cholesterol, deep-frying their brain in
drugs, old fashioned ceiling-fan hanging or plainly jumping off a tall
bridge, among many other alternatives. Or,
2- Not far in the future, some brilliant scientist comes up with some formula
capable of extracting and altering some kind of “-ine” from the leaves,
beans or seeds of a northern hemisphere wild land shrub or tree …
something like.. chestnutine. Or ,
3.-A colleague of the above scientist genetically crosses two plants so that
through one of them, say corn, the other, the coca shrub can begin to
grow above the equator line…OMG cornine !! now that is funny… very
funny, just picture the immediate legalization of all sub products… the
industrialized and official praise to cornine, the vast and unending
kilometers of cornine crop, the praise to new jobs and source of taxes, the
new brands of fast food chips and burgers made of meat coming from
cows fed with a supplement of cornine, very funny…so nope, jokes are
Oh, and re. Hollywood, it is very frustrating to see celebrities that do coke
describing how “cool” and “high” they were at a given party in any of the
main capitals of the world…. and this with praise of the media and tolerance
of authorities!!! I mean, is it illegal up the equator line too or it is illegal only if
you are not famous ?
To make things worse those celebrities present themselves committed to world
peace, indigenous tribes protection, fighting climate change for saving polar bears,
ending poverty and devoted to stop the suffering of children in poverty… Really ?
•-And what about their responsibility to the children couriers that use their
stomachs to carry coke to their murderous noses?
•-And the internal displacement of Colombian peasants and indigenous
tribes that is needed to make room to grow the coca shrubs that satisfy their
•-And their responsibility in the use of prohibited chemicals in the jungle
that end up poisoning the soil , the water and killing fish (food) in the
•-And the victims of kidnapping that have been kept for decades deep in
the jungle for coating/insulating a drug business that is on which coke
•-And what about those who get murdered because of counter-trafficking;
how hype cool an humanitarian is that?
PLEASE STOP HUGGING POOR PEOPLE AND
SIGNING CHECKS FOR THE CAMERAS…
STOP FUELING DRUG WARFARE
AND GLOBAL WARMING* WITH
YOUR NOSES FIRST !!
•Imagine the carbon print behind 1g of coke placed in NYC/ Madrid/London/Paris
CUMBIA is 100% a Colombian rhythm. It is a beautiful type of music, the roots of
Colombian Vallenato and the inspiration source of many other Latin-American rhythms.
Sadly, we can not take pride on being at the origin of Salsa and Merengue but then
Cubans, Puerto Ricans and Dominicans will confirm that we are pretty good at dancing
both. And coming to this point, the city of Cali, in Colombia, is the Salsa capital of the
world; no discussion.
TIP : Listen carefully to the lyrics of
Colombian music and learn about our
soul, about our real country and what we
believe in and care for.
We sing to love, rivers, fruits, flowers,
family and friends. (I strongly recommend
to listen to Carlos Vives, Shakira, Juanes,
Grupo Niche and Guayacan among many
others more) Ask around and you will
learn that we are a country of hard
working, friendly and creative people.
Extra-tip: Regaetton is absolutely not
However we will still dance to it trying
not to pay much attention, or, god
forbid, learn the lyrics. We will dance to
it just as we will dance the Marseillaise
French anthem or the Coca-Cola
Christmas jingle if we are happy and
more than two in a room. Well, that is
actually not true, Colombians do dance a
lot when they are all alone and with good
music; usually in front of a tall mirror to
check rhythm and steps… (I’ve seen my
• You are more worldly than you were 10 minutes ago and will impress many people around
• Your orthography is improved
• You are now better in geopolitics
• You know coke is red
• You know that coke also creates poverty, food insecurity and adverse ethno-cultural and
• You know that Colombians are intensely and disproportionately burdened in every possible
way by the multinational drug trafficking business. (Although poor dear Mexicans and
Central Americans are starting to carry the heavy burden of coke transport and transit too…)
• You know Colombians do not support guerrilla group 1, guerrilla group 2 nor the
paramilitaries group 3 which has recently atomized in minigroups A to Z. (Called BACRIMS)
• You now know we don’t appreciate foreign nationals or governments trying to polarize us or
make fun of our open wound.
• You know that cumbia is Colombian, that Cali is the best city in the world for dancing salsa
1. I think it’s evident, but just in case, I want to share that besides
profound admiration I have no link or rapport whatsoever with the “For
dummies: bestselling book series” from Wiley Publishing,Inc.
2. I do love animals, very much, and particularly the cute and fluffy
(poodles included). I love them as much as human babies, all color
children and the majority of grown up human beings whether I have
met them or not.
3. Apologies for my language mistakes. I guess that by now you have
noticed that I am not a native English Speaker, that Spanish is my
mother tongue (no, no, Latin-Americans don’t speak Latin) and that I am
from Cali and Colombian …