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Bolivia coca acreages are likely to fall this year

Monday, September 13, 2021

Significance

The rise has prompted the EU to announce increased financial support for drug eradication in Bolivia, though a lack of resources for eradication is not the key factor hindering reduction.

Impacts

  • Criminal organisations will pursue improved processing techniques to increase the amount of cocaine they can produce from coca crops.
  • Bolivia will be an important staging post for the export of coca produced in southern Peru.
  • Bolivia’s government will be a target for US criticism for political reasons, even though it produces less coca than Colombia and Peru.
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