Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Peru Soon to Produce More Cocaine than Colombia?

I found an article that I felt was relevant to our discussion of the coca plant and cocaine production.
Apparently, cocaine eradication policies in Peru are lagging, which could lead to Peru overtaking Colombia in total cocaine output. Colombia's cultivation area of the coca plant is declining while Peru's is growing. Predictions suggest that if Peru does not take action in controlling the growth of coca, it will become the top cocaine producer in the Andean nations within the next ten to fifteen years.
While Colombia and Peru are close in amount of cocaine production, Bolovia remains the third biggest producer of cocaine in South America.

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