Peru: President indefinitely postpones plans to forcibly eradicate coca fields

Posted on June 3, 2014 • Filed under: Drug Activity, Peru reported Peru’s president says he is indefinitely postponing plans to forcibly eradicate coca fields in the world’s top cocaine-producing valley. President Ollanta Humala’s announcement in a televised interview Sunday night came a week after he fired his drug czar, Carmen Masias. She had announced in January that a militarised eradication effort – half-funded by the US – would begin this year in the Apurimac, Ene and Mantauro river valley. Read Article

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