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Cocaine: Just a Commodity?

Violeta Ayala | Posted 08.18.2013 | Politics
Violeta Ayala

I grew up like most Bolivians with no notion of whether cocaine was good or bad. To me, it was a way to get out of poverty.

Colombian Farms Given Broad Incentives To Not Grow Coca

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Colombia, with $8 billion in U.S. backing since the late 1990s, has tried everything to eradicate the crop used to make cocaine....

Cocaine Production Surge Unleashes Wave Of Violence In Latin America

The Guardian | Rory Carroll in Caracas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Cocaine production has surged across Latin America and unleashed a wave of violence, population displacements and corruption, prompting urgent calls t...