The Coca Crux

Wyels, Joyce Gregory
November 2006
Americas;Nov/Dec2006, Vol. 58 Issue 6, p18
The article discusses issues related to the production of coca in Bolivia. As the source of cocaine, coca has been roundly condemned and threatened with total obliteration. But in Andean cities, even tourists casually sip coca tea to ease their transition from sea level to high altitude. Given the position of Bolivia as the poorest country in South America, the income generated from coca cultivation is more significant than that figure might indicate.


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