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Bolivian Coca Cultivation and the International Cocaine Trade

4 Jul, 2017
Alexander Babuta

Bolivia has increased the national limit for legal coca cultivation from 12,000 to 22,000 hectares. But will increased cultivation fuel the illegal cocaine trade? In March, Bolivian President Evo Morales signed into law a new coca cultivation Bill, which increases the national limit for legal coca cultivation from 12,000 to 22,000 hectares.…

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Where is all the coca going?

30 Aug, 2016
Diorella Islas

In July 2016, the UNODC and the governments of Peru, Bolivia and Colombia published three separate national reports on the cultivation of coca leaves. For the first two countries the reports show a slight decrease between 2014 and 2015: 6.1 per cent for Peru (from 42,000 to 40,300 hectares) and 1 per cent in Bolivia…

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