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Thursday, December 5

Boston Globe Farmer unrest imperils US drug fight in Peru: "During an interview earlier this month, Palomino, who is of indigenous Quechua descent, explained that he supports the cultivation of coca for traditional uses permitted by Peruvian law, such as tea and medicine, but that he also supports the war on narcotrafficking - as long as government officials deliver on their promises of social development for farmers and viable, profitable alternatives to coca." A new wave of grower unrest is being headed by a new leader, whom observers are comparing to Bolivia's Evo Morales.

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