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Bolivian President takes 'coca is not cocaine' plea to UN

Bolivia stepped up a long-running battle with Washington this week by taking its campaign to legalise coca plants to the United Nations in a bid to persuade the international community that the leaf should no longer be banned because of its links to the illegal drugs trade.

The Independent reports.

Posted by Cynthia on March 24, 2006 at 11:56 AM in Bolivia, Coca Leaf, Cocaine, Licensing and Legislation | Permalink