Cocaine

Hezbollah members preparing for drug raids on March 31

Hezbollah members preparing for drug raids on March 31 (Source: Twitter)

Dozens of Hezbollah members have taken part in “spontaneous” drug raids in a southern Beirut suburb, but their reasons for doing so are unclear. Hezbollah...
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...

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