The Global Center of Coca: The New King of Coke (Part 2) – 844-292-1318 Montana legal aid

The Global Center of Coca: The New King of Coke (Part 2)

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The United Nations announced in 2013 that Peru has overtaken Colombia as the world’s top producer of coca, the raw plant material used to manufacture cocaine. For the past two decades, Colombia has been virtually synonymous with cocaine. Now that Peru has become the global epicenter of cocaine production, the Andean nation runs the risk of becoming the world’s next great narco state.

The Peruvian government is trying to crack down on the problem by ramping up eradication of coca plants, and devoting military and police resources to interdiction efforts. Despite the response — and a hefty amount of foreign aid devoted to combatting cocaine production — Peruvian coke is being consumed in the nightclubs of Lima and in cities around the world like never before.

VICE News travels to Peru to learn more about the government’s battle plan against cocaine, and to see how nearly every aspect of Peruvian society is caught up in the fight. We witness how the fine, white powder has forced an entire nation to the brink in the global war on drugs.

In part two, VICE News correspondent Kaj Larsen heads to the VRAE, a fertile region in the center of Peru, to see how the police and military are attempting to crack down on the trafficking of illicit drugs by ramping up their land, air, and sea interdiction efforts.

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20 thoughts on “The Global Center of Coca: The New King of Coke (Part 2) – 844-292-1318 Montana legal aid”

  1. Its funny how COFFEE is probably one of the worst drugs ever, yet governments are only after cocaine.

  2. Look at all this Peruvian Militants training so hard risking their lives etc….. All this Hard Work For the Fucking USA Hypocrite Cocaine Addicts… Sure the USA has such a strong Grip on Peru's Ass….

  3. I'm disliking this due to all the cunting messages on the screen. If I wanted to watch Part 1/3/4/5 I'd do so AFTER.

  4. Look how rich that soil is at 6:00. No wonder coffee, chocolate, marijuana and cocaine plants grow so well down there.

  5. This journalist looks and sound ex-military. so much better than the pussies they have doing the rest of their stories.

  6. hahaha he said itd take the narcos 2 hours to fill in one hole and then 1 hour to fill in the four holes at the end wtf

  7. Peru's economy has increased a lot in the past years. This is not a "waste of human resources", they're covering their asses so people won't see how deep in corruption and drug money they are. I firmly believe that the peruvian government is consciously letting this slide because it generates income for them as well. but yk ¯(ツ)/¯

  8. Isn't the problem in the first place? Why is cocane or any other narcotics named illicit drugs? And why are they considered so bad? Why the government spending so much money and killing so many people for this. Illegal drugs create illegal money which get funded in terrorist organization. Without the illegal word connected to these drugs, would there be any of these problems present? It's like a balloon if you squeeze one part another part will get bigger.

  9. that won't work. as long as it is illegal and there is a demand it won't work. education, opportunity and legalization as in Portugal. Did we not learn from prohibition? Just look into the bible. God gave Adam and Eve one restriction and they broke it.

  10. Dumb journalist, why hang around a burning fuse for explosives? Also why the expletives? You're supposed to be professional. Smh

  11. Drug traffic is not different than any economical sector, eventually, drug trade money will make roots in the government and will integrate itself as another economic (even stronger) force in Peru, as it happened in Colombia, as it happened in the US. We keep committing the same mistakes… What makes us thinks that the war on drugs will obtain different results this time?

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