Cocaine

Coca leaf, a mild stimulant, is commonly used among Bolivia's indigenous communities

Coca leaf, a mild stimulant, is commonly used among Bolivia's indigenous communities

The Bolivian government plans to expand the legal production of coca leaves, the raw material from which cocaine is produced, in a bid to reduce illegal cultivation of...
Can Peru Reform the Country's Notorious Coca-Growing Region?

The VRAEM is one of Peru's key areas for coca cultivation. Source: Wikipedia

Peru’s president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (PPK), has proposed a new alternative development plan for the country’s main coca-growing region in the hope of...

Photo source: Thomas Grisaffi/FPIF

On May 14, 2015, the government of Colombia announced that it would stop using glyphosate in the aerial fumigation of coca crops. The herbicide was being used as part of...
Coca farmer, Bolvia

Coca farmer, Bolvia

Bolivia looks set to expand the area of legally cultivated coca in the country, though questions remain over whether the proposed amount exceeds demand in the country...

Public awareness campaign in Amsterdam, late 2014 

Dutch authorities have warned that white heroin is still being mis-sold as cocaine on the streets of Amsterdam. On February 27, the Amsterdam Public Health Service...

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