Bolivia signs anti-drug deal with US and Brazil
Written January 20th 2012
This article discusses the agreement that the US and Brazil came to with Bolivia to help reduce the production of illegal cocaine. The US Drug Enforcement Administration tried to make this agreement with Bolivia three years ago but the Bolivians accused them of political interference. Bolivia is the worlds third largest cocaine producer, and the main supplier to Brazil. I wonder what changed Bolivian President Evo Morales mind toward this agreement? He knows it is not healthy for his country to be doing this. But their climate and weather is perfect for growing the coca leaves.
I have traveled in and out of Bolivia by bus. Of course you can fly into this country but I chose to bus in over the Andes Mountains some of the passes over the mountains to get into Bolivia are very high and dangerous for people to be at. You feel sick and can hardly breath. But bordering countries sell coca leaves in a bag to buy for you to chew on while up at these altitudes. It calms your stomach and helps very much to be honest. The people of Bolivia need some Coca leaves in country to be able to pass over the mountains easier. So I hope that we don't take away all of their crowing plants. Granted monitoring that the leaves only go to helping with altitude sickness would be hard I hope we don't take it away from them completely.