Where is Coca grown nowadays?

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Where is Coca grown nowadays?

Postby rudder » Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:46 pm

It used to be in the 80s and 90s Tocache was basically the cocaine capital of Peru, and the surrounding area cultivated lots of Coca.

Nowadays that area from Juanjui to Tingo Maria has largely switched to other crops (mostly cacao).

So where is Peru growing most of its coca nowadays? Where is big organized crime producing the Peruvian PBC nowadays?
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Re: Where is Coca grown nowadays?

Postby Alan » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:17 pm

The region that most pops up on the news programs is the VRAEM.

http://bit.ly/2YRj1Lq

"The Peruvian region VRAEM, the valley of the three rivers Apurimac, Ene and Mantaro, has long been stigmatised by the outside world as a "lawless" region overrun by "narco-terrorists". It's a description that holds some truth: about 70 percent of Peru's cocaine is produced in the region and it is home to the last remnants of the Shining Path, a Maoist armed group that fought a war against the state between 1980 and 2000. "
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Re: Where is Coca grown nowadays?

Postby rudder » Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:34 pm

That’s a nice article. Very eye-opening. I didn’t know Coca was about three times more profitable than cacao.

The article didn’t make the area sound very dangerous nor did it mention other regions. Would you consider the entire area around Tocache to be safe nowadays?

Coca doesn’t necessarily equal violence.
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