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A Bolivian coca leaf producer packs 50-pound bags of the dried plant to be sold and delivered to traditional market retailers, La Paz, Bolivia, March 28, 2006 (AP photo by Dado Galdieri).

‘Who Isn’t Involved?’: How Corruption Fuels Cocaine Trafficking in Bolivia

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

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

On a Thursday evening this past February, two Bolivian men met at a public plaza in the country’s capital, La Paz, to discuss a major cocaine sale. Though they had been texting back and forth all week, each was wary of the other. ...

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