06/24/2011 11:25 am ET Updated Aug 24, 2011

Peru Set To Be World's Top Coca Producer, Surpassing Colombia

Bogotá, Colombia -- In its darkest years, Colombia held some unfortunate titles: the kidnapping capital of the world, home to the most murderous city, the most deadly place to be a union member and, of course, the main world producer of coca, the raw material used in making cocaine.

In the past several years, the country has managed to shed some of those ignoble claims to fame. And, according to a new United Nations report, it may soon ditch another.

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