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DesiringGod.org
10-03-2015, 03:01 AM
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2015/09/bolivia-stands-coca-control-policy-150930085832276.html

(please don't be turned off by the fact that Al Jazeera is the publisher of the article)

Essentially, Bolivia rejected the military option (drug war) and instead went for improving the farmers' livelihood. This resulted in 34% decrease in coca cultivation, whereas the military approach, helped by American DEA, had approximately zero result.

UbiBooma
10-03-2015, 07:34 PM
Awesome, thanks DesiringGod.

SanityAgathion
10-04-2015, 12:38 AM
(please don't be turned off by the fact that Al Jazeera is the publisher of the article)


Slightly OT: don't get distracted by the fact that it's Qatar news company. In last few years, they established AJ English and made huge leaps forward in terms of international news reporting. Ironically, AJ English and AJ America are now considered to be the most objective and professional source of information on international news in the US. But the bad perception stemming from their name, and partially from some controversial past, still lingers.

If you get a chance, check their digital-only channel AJ+, they have some really interesting documentaries to watch.