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Wednesday, December 21st 2011

21:48

Peru snuffing out drug crops


The government of Peru want to change its image as the world's top exporter of pure cocaine by encouraging farmers to grow food, instead of coca leaves.

President Ollanta Humala's new policy overhaul includes a 20% increase in funding for social development as well as crop substitution in coca producing regions like the famed Vrae Valley.

In the final of a two part series, Al Jazeera looks at the efforts being made to crackdown on the country's "narco-terrorists".

Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from Peru's Vrae Valley.



Source: Al Jazeera - http://youtu.be/Bb64JswQoEU
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