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The unrest marked the decline of traditional political parties in that nation and the rise of new leaders including Evo Morales, a populist leader of coca growers who later became Bolivia's first indigenous president.
The men sat separately, chewing coca leaves, and had vacant stares.
Morales, a former coca farmer and the labor leader, was angry with the administration’s crackdown on the cultivation of the plants used for the production of cocaine, Reyes said.
In Bolivia, for example, a 10-day journey begins with a drive from La Paz to Sajama National Park, where you’ll get acclimated to the altitude (which exceeds 14,000 feet) with coca tea in your private yurt.
Rather than part of the problem, marijuana is being viewed as one solution to Colombia’s struggle against illicit narcotics — particularly coca leaf, the building block of cocaine.
Cocaine comes from coca leaves grown in South America and about 90 percent of the powder shipped to the United States is produced in labs in Colombia, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Think snorting cocaine rather than chewing coca leaves.
In 1914, Congress backed the Harrison Narcotics Tax Act, which regulated and taxed products derived from the opium plant and the coca leaves (used to produce cocaine).
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Origin and Etymology of coca
First Known Use: 1577See Words from the same year
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