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Why Coca Leaf, Not Coffee, May Always be Colombia’s Favourite Cash Crop

Why Coca Leaf, Not Coffee, May Always be Colombia’s Favourite Cash Crop

A peasant walks among coca crops in Cauca, Colombia. Picture taken January 27, 2017. REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga – RTSXUBA TODAY COLOMBIA – Colombia’s current peace process is facing numerous challenges. In a country that has suffered the worst impacts of the international drug war, one main dilemma is this: what to do with rural regions which […]

Bolivia Raises Coca Cultivation Limits, Widens Legal Supply-Demand Gap

Bolivia Raises Coca Cultivation Limits, Widens Legal Supply-Demand Gap

(Q24N / Insightcrime.org) Bolivia’s government has agreed to raise permitted levels of legal coca production after violent protests by farmers, in a move that exacerbates the flaw in the country’s otherwise largely successful coca policy: the gap between legal production and legal consumption. On February 23, the Bolivian government and coca farmers came to an […]

Peru Eradicates Record Amount of Coca in 2015

Peru Eradicates Record Amount of Coca in 2015

Q24N – Anti-drug authorities in Peru eradicated a record amount of coca in 2015, but this achievement is unlikely to have a major impact on the regional drug trade. Peru’s National Commission for Development and Life without Drugs, known by its Spanish acronym Devida, announced this week that the government had surpassed its goal of […]