OAS Report Reveals Global Source of Cocaine, Primary Source of Heroin in the Americas

Posted on May 20, 2013 • Filed under: Bolivia, Colombia, Drug Activity, Mexico, Peru, South America

Infobae.com reported on May 20, 2013 that the Organization of American State’s latest report on the drug problem in the Americas reveals that Colombia, Peru, and Bolivia, together, produce the entire world’s supply of cocaine. Recent Colombian successes in eradicating coca have diminished Colombian cocaine production, however, the amount of cocaine produced in Peru and Bolivia has increased. In addition, the report states that Mexico has replaced Colombia as the principle source of heroin in the Americas. The study, mandated by heads of state in the region, cost $2.2 million and lays out four possible scenarios concerning the drug problem from now until 2025. The governments of the region will have their first opportunity to respond to the report at the OAS General Assembly this year in Antigua, Guatemala. Read Article

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