Bolivia: Coca report shows increase in cultivated hectares in 2020

A report presented yesterday details that the cultivated area increased by 3,900 hectares, from 25,500 recorded in 2019 to 29,400 in 2020. In 2018, the figure stood at 23,100.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Coca crops in Bolivia increased by 15% in 2020 compared to data from 2018 and 2019, representing a record figure in the past decade, according to a report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Bolivian government, which blamed Jeanine Áñez's interim administration for slowing down the eradication process.

The report noted that in the Yungas region of La Paz, the area increased from 16,296 to 18,302 hectares; in the Tropic of Cochabamba from 8,769 to 10,606; and in the north of La Paz from 468 . . .

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