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Bolivia farmer leaves nothing out about coca

Account follows UN acknowledgement of Bolivians' right to chew coca leaves as traditional medicine.
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2013 03:49

Bolivia has formally re-joined the United Nation's treaty aimed at eradicating narcotic drugs.

The Andean nation persuaded members to accept Bolivians' right to chew coca leaves as a traditional remedy.

Even so, the US and some other countries are still concerned because the leaves are also used to make cocaine.

A coca farmer named Emilia shares her story with Al Jazeera.

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