Anthropology

‘Time to bury’ US-led law, as Bolivia expands coca production

“This law guarantees coca for life, this is our struggle.”

The new law expands the country’s authorized coca plantation zones to 22,000 hectares (55,000 acres) from the previous 12,000 hectares. The coca plant has many traditional uses in the Andes, including as a remedy for altitude sickness. When chewed, its leaves also provide mild stimulation and can suppress thirst and hunger.

Original Article (CNBC):
‘Time to bury’ US-led law, as Boliva explands coca production
Artwork Fair Use: Nils R. Barth

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