Coca growers face off with Bolivian police as market dispute escalates

La Paz (AFP) – Riot police in Bolivia’s La Paz fire tear gas to repel a crowd of coca farmers detonating dynamite in an attempt to shut down a parallel market for the plant. Members of the Association of Coca Producers (Adepcoca) say the market is illegal and claim that it enjoys government support, in a dispute over control of the coveted commercialization of the plant.


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