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In Bolivia, Coca farmers opposed the government

В Боливии производители коки выступили против правительстваPerformances associated with the new law, which, it is feared the owners of the plantations to increase competition.

In Bolivia, violent clashes between police and Coca producers from the region of Los Yungas.

The epicenter of the riots was the area around the Parliament building. Protesters pelted a police cordon with Molotov cocktails, firecrackers and stones, those in reply applied tear gas.

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The discontent of the protesters called the government bill providing for the legalization of Coca cultivation in the area of 20 thousand hectares in Los Yungas. According to the protesters, it will lead to intense competition between old and new producers.

Now in Bolivia, the law allows you to grow Coca for about 12 hectares. However, according to the UN office on drugs and crime, in fact, the area of planting more than 25 thousand hectares.

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