Thoughts On Coca, Cannabis, Opium & Tobacco – Gifts Of The Great Spirit

The BBC Covers Amazonian Coca

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In this (archived, not live) article on the BBC website, their Amazon correspondent Bruce Parry writes in great detail about the Andean Cocalero scene, the struggles of the Ashaninka people, the Shining Path, and many other Coca-related topics.

He takes a close, BBC-style look at the profound impact of US-sponsored “Drug Wars” on the indigenous peoples of the Coca-producing regions of the Andes and Amazon.

There are also lots of links to interesting, relevant videos. It will be worth your time to browse this article and its links.

Author: panaceachronicles

Those of us who were young in the fifties, sixties and seventies are now well along in our aging - those of us left, that is. Just as we tried in our youth to find alternative ways of living, learning, cooperating, having fun, and being productive, I think we're destined to replay many of these scenarios in our old age. Ironically, this is when the intense desire for autonomy from centralized systems that arose in our younger days may prove to be the prescription for not just quality of life but for survival itself.

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