Colombia to target armed groups, restart coca fumigation, defense minister says

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Colombia's Defense Minister Defense Diego Molano speaks during an interview with Reuters in Bogota, Colombia February 11, 2021. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

Fighting drug trafficking and dismantling armed groups are the top challenges for Colombia’s military in 2021, the country’s new defense minister said on Thursday, adding he is confident violence against human rights activists can be reduced.

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