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Devida: drug trafficking is contributing to deforestation and contaminating rivers in Peru’s Amazon region

More than 15 million liters of toxic chemicals used in the processing of coca and production of coca paste and cocaine are dumped into the Amazon’s rivers every year, reported Peru’s National Commission for the Development of Life without Drugs, or Devida on Thursday. “The perverse business of drug trafficking […]

by · June 4, 2009 · 0 comments · Coca/Cocaine

Peruvian Congress’ National Defense Commission approves ordinance authorizing farmers to produce coca flour, sparking controversy

The Peruvian Congress’ National Defense Commission last week approved an ordinance – pushed forward by Ollanta Humala’s Nationalist Party – authorizing farmers to produce and manufacture coca flour, and to use it as a flavoring in beer, wine, candy, and other food products. Though the ordinance is pending a ratification […]

by · March 16, 2009 · 0 comments · Coca/Cocaine, Lima, Politics, Provinces