Cocaine Production Plummets After DEA Kicked Out of Bolivia

  • metta

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    Nov 09, 2015 7:30 AM GMT
    Cocaine Production Plummets After DEA Kicked Out of Bolivia

    http://countercurrentnews.com/2015/08/production-plummets-after-dea-kicked-out-of-bolivia/
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    Nov 09, 2015 4:07 PM GMT
    metta saidCocaine Production Plummets After DEA Kicked Out of Bolivia


    I would hardly call an 11% reduction, "plummeting." It's a good start, for sure, and much better than anything the DEA has managed to accomplish.

    Of course, it's easy to point out that the DEA has a vested interest in not winning the war on drugs. No drug wars, no funding.
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    Nov 09, 2015 5:06 PM GMT
    themachine said
    metta saidCocaine Production Plummets After DEA Kicked Out of Bolivia


    I would hardly call an 11% reduction, "plummeting." It's a good start, for sure, and much better than anything the DEA has managed to accomplish.

    Of course, it's easy to point out that the DEA has a vested interest in not winning the war on drugs. No drug wars, no funding.


    I always found our continued use of the term "war on drugs" ironic since we tend to brag about stuff that we're actually winning.

    Education, legalization, control, and taxation are the solutions to simple recreationals like marijuana.
  • tj85016

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    Nov 09, 2015 6:59 PM GMT
    DEA and the Pentagon too busy running heroin out of Afganistan to bother with coke
  • FRE0

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    Nov 10, 2015 12:58 AM GMT
    metta saidCocaine Production Plummets After DEA Kicked Out of Bolivia

    http://countercurrentnews.com/2015/08/production-plummets-after-dea-kicked-out-of-bolivia/


    From the article:

    "The strategy employed by the Bolivian government may be a surprise to many prohibitionists because it did not involve any strong-arm police state tactics. Instead, they worked to find alternative crops for farmers to grow that would actually make them more money."

    What a radical idea! How did they ever think of such a thing?