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Monday, April 14

SF Indymedia Coca Battles Heat Up in Peru: Strikes, Street Battles, March to Lima: "Coca growers want to speak directly with President Toledo, said Obregon, adding they want to discuss reforms of alternative development programs that have so far been a 'resounding failure.' (Obregon was one of several Peruvian delegates to the February 'Out from the Shadows' conference in Mérida, Mexico, all of whom harshly criticized alternative development programs as corrupt and only benefiting foreigners." You could even talk about coca being an agricultural failure for the rainforest hills, but it does allow the growers to survive.



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