All About Coca

COCA / 8 NOV 2016

One year after Colombia's decision to halt the aerial fumigation of coca crops, eradication levels have plummeted at the same time that coca production continues to soar, a trend that…

COCA / 12 OCT 2016

Peru has eradicated more than 22,000 hectares of coca so far in 2016, suggesting yet another year of declining cultivation in the Andean nation even as the dramatic rise of…

COCA / 11 OCT 2016

Peru's government will once again implement a militarized security strategy for the coca-producing VRAEM region, a policy which could lead to increased confrontations between authorities and the Shining Path guerrilla…

COCA / 7 SEP 2016

A controversy over Colombia's drug strategy reflects an official sense of urgency to reverse booming coca cultivation as the country prepares to end over 50 years of armed conflict with…

COCA / 24 AUG 2016

Repeated blockades by coca farmers in Colombia are stopping state agents from eradicating their crops, in a reminder of the challenges the authorities face in implementing the eradication and substitution…

COCA / 30 JUL 2016

Verdad Abierta presents a close-up of the small mountain town Colombia has selected to pilot an internationally-supported coca crop substitution project that will be jointly managed by…

COCA / 14 JUL 2016

Coca cultivation continues to fall in Peru in response to unprecedented eradication efforts, but this progress is undermined by the government's failure to take control of the country's main coca hub,…

COCA / 12 JUL 2016

The United Nations' latest estimate of coca cultivation in Colombia is again substantially lower than US government estimates, but both lead to the same conclusion: coca cultivation has surged over…

BOLIVIA / 6 JUL 2016

Coca cultivation in Bolivia has reached its lowest levels since United Nations monitoring began in 2003, moving the country closer to policy makers' de facto cap on coca…

COCA / 17 JUN 2016

A top US anti-drug official has suggested Colombia's peace process is hindering efforts to combat drug trafficking and production, an indication the US is growing wary over…

COCA / 15 JUN 2016

Colombia's seizure of a record amount of cocaine in 2016 is likely a reflection of criminal groups' ability to boost drug production year upon year despite the government's constant efforts…

COCA / 15 JUN 2016

Colombia's first-ever coca substitution program involving rebel group the FARC has the potential to significantly alter the country's drug trafficking landscape, but there are stumbling blocks that could derail efforts…

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