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‘There’ll be war’ if Bolivia cuts coca growing, farmers warn

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For the coca farmers of western Bolivia’s Las Yungas region, the loss of president Evo Morales — himself a one-time coca grower, and a champion of indigenous rights — is less worrying than the drop in price of their “holy leaf” crop. “Coquita,” as it is known locally, is the only crop grown in Cruz Loma, a village near the town of Coroico, perched 1,700 meters (5,500 feet)above sea level in the Andes.

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