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Bolivian Coca Cultivation Declines After US Kicked Out Washington's Blog

26.9.15

Bolivian Coca Cultivation Declines After US Kicked Out Washington's Blog: Bolivia now has the “lowest coca crop in the region”, according to a non-profit NGO focusing on coca-growing, while US allies Colombia and Peru have the highest. “Colombia … according to the United Nations, [has] seen a significant increase in coca cultivation over the past year…”

Morales said he “could mention many countries in the world where there is this [drug] problem and how it has grown with U.S. presence,” referring to places like US-occupied Afghanistan, where opium cultivation has risen dramatically over the past several years.

HuffPo further notes that under Morales, Bolivia’s economy has boomed and extreme poverty has plummeted, most likely “because of his refusal to follow the path” desired by the US.


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