Peru Declares Premature Victory in Major Coca Producing Region

President Ollanta Humala made claims his administration has had unprecedented success in tackling coca cultivation and drug trafficking in the tri-river valley known as the VRAEM. The president specifically noted that since he assumed office four years ago, 98,000 hectares of land previously used for illicit coca cultivation are now being used to grow other crops.

Humala went on to assert that he will “pacify” the VRAEM in the same way that he pacified Alto Huallaga, another Shining Path stronghold region in Peru that just recently had its 30-year state of emergency lifted in June.

Peru Declares Premature Victory in Major Coca Producing Region.

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