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Peru: Cocaine king’s riches don’t reach growers

VRAE, Peru — GlobalPost visits a Peruvian valley that produces more coca than any other zone on the planet. The crops are often used to make cocaine and crack, driving a global lucrative and deadly narcotics industry. The farmers here don't see much of that wealth. Many are mired in poverty. Still, Andean peoples have grown coca for generations, and they don't want to let it go.

How Peru could become America's next drug war debacle

VRAE, Peru — With increased funding from the US government, President Ollanta Humala has pledged to finally tame and control the region that's helped make Peru the world capital of coca, the leaf used to make cocaine and crack. But some farmers warn "there will be serious conflict." 
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