U.S. Tolerates But Won’t Support Bolivia’s “Coca Yes, Cocaine No” Policy

“Last month, the White House called out Bolivia for “failing demonstrably” to comply with international anti-drug agreements for the seventh year in a row. Out of the 22 nations labeled major players in the global drug trade, Bolivia, the only country that permits nationwide legal coca cultivation, was also the only one denied U.S. State Department-managed anti-narcotics aid for the second year in a row…”

U.S. Counternarcotics Aid to Bolivia 2000-2015

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This piece co-authored with Mike LaSusa can be read in its entirety on the Center for International Policy’s Security Assistance Monitor Blog.


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