TITLE

The Coca Crux

AUTHOR(S)
Wyels, Joyce Gregory
PUB. DATE
November 2006
SOURCE
Americas;Nov/Dec2006, Vol. 58 Issue 6, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
22957099

 

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