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Soldiers destroy illegal coca plants with machetes during a government-organized media trip to the Villa Nueva community of Chimore, Bolivia, Feb. 26, 2016 (AP photo by Juan Karita).

Is Bolivia’s Coca Policy Protecting Traditions, or Creating a Narco-State?

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Editor’s note: This is the first installment of a two-part series on Bolivia’s relationship with coca, funded by WPR’s International Reporting Fellowship. The second installment can be found here.

On a Monday afternoon this past February, around 300 residents of the small jungle town of Chimore in central Bolivia gathered at the town plaza ahead of a speech by the country’s president, Evo Morales. ...

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