Coca and cocaine

Their role in "traditional" cultures in South America
Antony R. Henman
The Journal of Drug Issues, 20(4), 577-588

publicationThis article examines alternatives to the War on Drugs through a comparative analysis of attitudes toward coca and cocaine in South America. Two regions of traditional coca use and cultivation -- northwest Amazonas state in Brazil and the department of Cusco in Peru -- are compared to highlight the differences between Peruvian and Brazilian attitudes toward coca and ethnic identity.

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