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Peru’s Coca Eradication Reaches New Annual Record

Peru’s Coca Eradication Reaches New Annual Record

Peruvian security forces this year have eradicated a record number of coca bushes, bringing the program on track to reach its 2013 goal, Interior Minister Wilfredo Pedraza said Thursday, according to state news agency Andina. So far this year, Peru has eradicated 17,000 hectares of coca bushes, way above the […]

Peru Signs Deals with Communities to Prevent Coca Cultivation

Peru’s anti-drug agency Devida has reached agreements with a number of rural communities to stop the cultivation of coca, part of a broader strategy to curb the country’s expanding cocaine output. The agreements have been signed with communities in Huanuco after officials have gone in to eradicate illegal coca plantations. Coca, […]

Peru Seeks Increase in U.S. Anti-Drug Aid

Peru Seeks Increase in U.S. Anti-Drug Aid

Peru’s drug czar, who is to travel to Washington, aims to increase anti-drug funding from the United States for the Andean country. Carmen Masias, the head of Peru’s anti-drug agency Devida, said she will meet with U.S. lawmakers, the U.S. drug control director, Gil Kerlikowske, and directors at the international development agency, USAID, […]

Peru’s Anti-Drug Chief Says Will Meet Eradication Goal

Peru’s Anti-Drug Chief Says Will Meet Eradication Goal

The head of Peru’s anti-drug agency, Carmen Masias, said she is confident that Peru will eradicate 22,000 hectares of coca bushes this year in a bid to curb cocaine production. Peru has been expanding eradication efforts as part of a broader strategy to halt the growth of cocaine production in […]