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Saturday, May 3

Miami Herald Peru agrees to target only new coca crops for eradication: "President Alejandro Toledo bowed to the demands after groups of Peruvian peasants with coca leaves stuffed in their pockets came on foot from hundreds of miles away to confront the president in the capital. But the government says it can meet the protesters' demands -- and still eradicate at least 21,000 acres this year." Toledo gets by this crisis, but more trouble is ahead on the cocaine trafficking issue. Growers complain that offers of alternative development have been empty.



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