Ricardo Soberón is a Peruvian lawyer, a university professor, and an analyst and consultant on drug policy and drug control issues in the Andean region, as well as on border and security issues. He is also an advisor to rural coca-producer organizations. In 2011, he was appointed to head the national drug control commission, Comisión Nacional para el Desarrollo y Vida sin Drogas (DEVIDA). In January 2012, while questioning coca crop eradication efforts which prompted concern from the US Embassy, he was replaced after a government reshuffle. Photos: Francesca Brivio


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