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Bolivia’s Morales Seeks Anti-Drug Support from UN, EU

Bolivian President Evo Morales has called on the United Nations and European Union to donate military equipment to his country’s fight against drug...
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Flawed US Drug Data: Narcoleaks vs the White House

An independent analysis of U.S. government figures showed that the total amount of cocaine confiscated in one year was bigger than the U.S. estimate of global...
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Ecuador Touts Increased Cocaine Seizures in 2011

Police in Ecuador claim to have seized significantly more cocaine this year than last, but total cocaine seizures are still far lower than in...
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US Commits to Anti-Drug Cooperation with Peru

The U.S.'s top anti-drug official affirmed Washington's support for Peru's narcotics policy in a visit to...
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Speculation on Homicide Rate Distracts from Real Issues in Mexico

The annual race to chart Mexico’s homicide rates has begun, but an examination of the claim that the drug-related killings have levelled off shows the inadequacy...
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Coca Reduction Pact Between Brazil, Bolivia, US Canceled at Last Minute

Brazil, Bolivia and the U.S. canceled the public signing of a trilateral agreement on reducing coca crops in Bolivia, with officials from that country suggesting La...
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Mexico to Use Drones Against Drug Cartels

Mexico’s Navy announced plans to deploy unmanned planes in support of government operations against drug cartels, starting March...
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Peru, Colombia Plan Joint Coca Eradication Op

Authorities in Peru and Colombia will carry out a joint operation to manually eradicate 200 hectares of coca plants on their shared...
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Morales: DEA Will Not Return to Bolivia

Bolivian President Evo Morales stated unequivocally that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will not return to Bolivia, despite a new agreement between...
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Morales Pledges to Eradicate 10,000Ha of Coca by Year’s End

Bolivian President Evo Morales announced that his government will eradicate 10,000 hectares of coca before the calendar year is up, although his claims that this...
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How Peru Beat Colombia to Be World’s Biggest Cocaine Producer

The U.S. government says that Peru has, for the first time in nearly two decades, taken Colombia's place as the world's largest producer of...
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Mexican Drug War Blog Hit by ‘Govt Intervention’

Blog del Narco, a site with explicit reporting on Mexico's drug violence, has allegedly been forced to change domain names following intervention by the Mexican...