Coca Farming in Peru

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Coca Farming in Peru

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Pichari, a remote town in central Peru lies on the banks of the Apurimac river in a long valley that the United Nations says yields 56 percent of Peru's coca leaves. Peru last year displaced Colombia as the world's leading producer of coca leaf. But unlike Colombia, most cocaine produced in Peru is exported not to the United States but to Brazil, Argentina and Europe.

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