Bolivia charts its own path on coca
The U.N. reported that coca cultivation in Bolivia fell nine percent last year, and a massive 26 percent in the past three years.
The nationwide decrease, to an area of only 23,00 hectares, or 12 miles, is widely regarded as a laudable achievement, but overlooked is the fact that Bolivia’s success has come on its own terms – not Washington’s – and with vital cooperation from many of the country’s small coca farmers.
InterPress Service (IPS)
Thursday, June 26, 2014