Coca Growers

Some articles on coca, coca growers:

Bolivia–United States Relations - Narcotics Issues
... Bolivia’s Chapare region, where migrants relied upon coca farming for subsistence and organized its trade ... The Six Coca Growers’ Federations, a unit composed of agrarian unions, governed and maintained the region in the absence of a state presence ... Coca is a sacred medicine to the Aymara people of the Andes, who use coca tea as a stimulant to provide energy at high altitudes, to relieve headaches and to alleviate menstrual pain ...
Movement For Socialism – Political Instrument For The Sovereignty Of The Peoples - History - Years of Struggle
... grassroot base of MAS-IPSP was consolidated, as a result of increasing repression against the coca growers' movement ... polity the water war in Cochabamba 2000, Aymara uprisings in 2000 and 2001 and coca growers' struggle in Chapare ... violent confrontations between police and coca growers in Sacaba) ...
War On Drugs - Socio-economic Effects - Impact On Growers
... The status of coca and coca growers has become an intense political issue in several countries, including Colombia and particularly Bolivia, where the president, Evo ... The coca eradication policy has been criticised for its negative impact on the livelihood of coca growers in South America ... In many areas of South America the coca leaf has traditionally been chewed and used in tea and for religious, medicinal and nutritional purposes by locals ...