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    Bolivia obtiene una merecida victoria respecto a la hoja de coca

    11 January 2013
    Press release

    Hoy, el Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia puede celebrar una merecida victoria, ya que el país vuelve a integrarse formalmente a la Convención Única de 1961 sobre Estupefacientes, pero sin estar atado a su injusto e irrealista requerimiento de que la “masticación de hoja de coca quedará prohibida”. Ello representa la exitosa conclusión de un arduo proceso en el cual Bolivia ha tratado de reconciliar sus obligaciones correspondientes a tratados internacionales, con su Constitución promulgada en 2009, la cual le obliga a defender la hoja de coca como parte del patrimonio cultural del país.

  2. Bolivia wins a rightful victory on the coca leaf

    11 January 2013
    Press release

    Today the Plurinational State of Bolivia can celebrate a rightful victory, as the country can become formally a party again to the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, but without being bound by its unjust and unrealistic requirement that “coca leaf chewing must be abolished.” This represents the successful conclusion of an arduous process in which Bolivia has sought to reconcile its international treaty obligations with its 2009 Constitution, which obliges upholding the coca leaf as part of Bolivia’s cultural patrimony.

  3. The U.S. Can Still Correct its Position on Bolivia's UN Coca Chewing Amendment

    28 January 2011
    Press release

    The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), the Andean Information Network (AIN), and more than 200 other concerned organizations and individuals yesterday sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, calling for the Obama administration to immediately withdraw its objection to Bolivia’s proposed amendment to the 1961 United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs.

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    Los EE.UU. dan pasos para bloquear la solicitud de Bolivia de eliminar la prohibición de la ONU del masticado de la hoja de coca

    18 January 2011
    Press release

    La Oficina en Washington para Asuntos Latinoamericanos (WOLA) y el Transnational Institute (TNI) se han enterado de que los Estados Unidos están dando pasos para oponerse, tan pronto como esta semana, a la solicitud formal de Bolivia de eliminar la prohibición sobre el masticado de hojas de coca, una práctica indígena que data de más de dos mil años. El TNI y WOLA piden fuertemente a los países apoyar la propuesta de Bolivia, una petición legítima basada en la evidencia científica y en el respeto a los derechos culturales e indígenas.

  5. The U.S. Moves to Block Bolivia’s Request to Eliminate U.N. Ban on Coca Leaf Chewing

    18 January 2011
    Press release

    The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and the Transnational Institute (TNI) have learned that the United States is moving to oppose, as soon as this week, Bolivia’s formal request to remove the obligation to ban the chewing of coca leaves— an indigenous practice dating back more than 2,000 years. TNI and WOLA strongly encourage countries to support Bolivia’s proposal, which is a legitimate request based on scientific evidence and respect for cultural and indigenous rights.