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NCJ Number: 119219 Find in a Library
Title: Cocaine: White Gold Rush in Peru
Author(s): E Morales
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 228
Sponsoring Agency: University of Arizona Press
Tucson, AZ 85719
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8165-1066-0
Sale Source: University of Arizona Press
1615 E. Speedway
Tucson, AZ 85719
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book details the cocaine economy of Peru, emphasizing how cocaine has changed Peru's cultural, political, and economic climate and why the Peruvian government is unable to stop the cocaine trade.
Abstract: While most processed cocaine comes to the United States from Colombia, more than half of the raw coca used to make cocaine grows on the jungle hillsides of Bolivia and Peru. The social and economic impact of coca on Peruvian Indians and peasants is described, as well as the processes of growing coca and making coca paste. The involvement of the underworld and indiginous social and political organizations in the coca trade is also detailed.
Main Term(s): Cocaine
Index Term(s): Drug manufacturing; Drug sources; Peru
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