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REPORT / Mariann G. Wizard : ‘La Vida Coca’ in Bolivia and Peru / 3

Coroico is the administrative capital of Bolivia’s Nor Yungas province. The town hall façade features the coca leaf and coffee bean of local agriculture in addition to the exotic bird of tourism, the area’s main economic activities. All photos by … finish reading REPORT / Mariann G. Wizard : ‘La Vida Coca’ in Bolivia and Peru / 3

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REPORT / Mariann G. Wizard : ‘La Vida Coca’ in Bolivia and Peru / 2

Coca leaves, a standard small bag sold for personal use in Bolivia. From 10-40 hojas are used at once while working, walking, or otherwise exerting oneself at high altitudes. Habitual users enjoy coca three or four times a day. All photos by … finish reading REPORT / Mariann G. Wizard : ‘La Vida Coca’ in Bolivia and Peru / 2

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REPORT / Mariann G. Wizard : ‘La Vida Coca’ in Bolivia and Peru

Pre-Incan metal vessels in the Larco Museum, Lima, for storing coca leaves. Human-faced pots from some early Andean cultures (not shown) have distended cheek pouches, where coca leaves are held during use. The central figure above is using coca in … finish reading REPORT / Mariann G. Wizard : ‘La Vida Coca’ in Bolivia and Peru

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Bolivia’s Evo Morales : Putting the Coca Back in Cola

Bolivian President Evo Morales and Coca Colla. Above, photo from 1buenaidea.com. Below, photo by Red Erbol / Abiding in Bolivia.Supports new coca-based drink:Evo Morales tells Coke to take a hike By Nikolas Kozloff / April 2, 2010 Move over Coca-Cola: … finish reading Bolivia’s Evo Morales : Putting the Coca Back in Cola

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Colombia : Official Corruption and Mr. Big

Colombian President Álvaro Uribe. A history of official corruption: Colombia and the Uribe family By Marion Delgado / The Rag Blog / December 16, 2009 See ‘A Stroll down Paramilitary Lane,’ below. …the sheer number of cases, their geographic spread, … finish reading Colombia : Official Corruption and Mr. Big

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Colombia : Cocaine, Corruption and the U.S. Army

Image from The Latin Americanist.The U.S. and the Colombian invasion:A history of corruption, cocaine, and paramilitary violence By Marion Delgado / The Rag Blog / December 7, 2009 CARTAGENA DE INDIES, Colombia — Well, kids, answering our own question from … finish reading Colombia : Cocaine, Corruption and the U.S. Army

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