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Towards fair trade with coca leaves?
Proposals and alternatives
Forty years of ‘war on drugs’ have only enrichened the drug barons, while cocagrowers continue to live in poverty.
Not the plant is the problem, but the fact that it is prohibited. Bolivian president Evo Morales is calling for years for an international depenalisation of the coca leaf. Which result has he obtained? Meanwhile, European citizens take initiatives to put in practice alternatives to the legal economy. Fair trade as a contribution to the fight against international drugs trafficking?
Dionisio Nuñez, ex-deputy MAS, representative of the Andean Council of Coca producers
René Fernandez, Bolivian ambassador in Belgium
Association ‘Friends of the Coca Leaf’