July 29, 2020

Bolivia records 10% increase in coca cultivation in 2019

La Paz (AFP) – Bolivia recorded a 10 percent increase in coca cultivation in 2019 compared to the previous year, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said on Wednesday.That amounted to an increase from 23,1000 hectares to 25,5000 devoted to the crop, a primary ingredient in cocaine but which is also used to make tea or is chewed raw in several Andean countries.Bolivia is the third largest producer of cocaine in the world after Colombia and Peru, according to the UNODC.The data was compiled from satellite imagery and information collected on the ground.One of the main coca producing areas o…

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