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Cultivating Inclusion with Coca in Bolivia

With tensions mounting in Bolivia, protests marked the end of Morales as president. Shadowed by controversy of his presidency that lasted over a decade, he was the first Indigenous president the country had seen. Surely this was a move towards inclusion?

To find out whether this was the case, we sat down with Theo Roncken, a peacebuilder of Accion Andina in Bolivia. In a new episode of the Peace Corner podcast, Theo shared his personal experience with coca farmers. Some faced the harsh reality of crop eradication. Others were given the support of Morales, news which did not reach media publication. Theo tackles the issue of a one size fits all drugs policy in Bolivia, sharing the stories of consumers who are failed by the current legislative approach. 

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