Bolivia stands up to US with coca-control policy

Thumbing its nose at the 'war on drugs', help for farmers has spurred a major drop in cocaine production since 2011
Al Jazeera
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Habeas Coca report, published by Open Society Foundations in July, found that Bolivia slashed its illicit coca production by 34 percent over the past four years. According to UN data, coca production was about 27,500 hectares at the time of Morales' election. In fact, coca production in the country is now the lowest it has been since 2003, when the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) started using satellite imaging to monitor crops.