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Peruvian police rescue 10 kids from guerrillas

July 7th, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Lima, July 7 (IANS/EFE) Police rescued 10 children who had been forcibly recruited by a guerrilla group in southern Peru, President Ollanta Humala said Friday."Ten children have been recovered. There ... Read more...

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Bolivia to withdraw from UN drug convention

June 24th, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
La Paz, June 24 (IANS/EFE) Lawmakers voted to pull Bolivia out of a UN drug convention because the world body refuses to decriminalise the chewing of coca leaf, the plant ... Read more...

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Cocaine production speeding up destruction of Colombia’s rainforests

February 10th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Scientists have found that cultivating coca bushes, the source of cocaine, is speeding up destruction of rainforests in Colombia and threatening the region's "hotspots" of plant and animal ... Read more...

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Cocaine shipment for football fans seized in Peru

June 10th, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, June 10 (IANS/EFE) Over one tonne of cocaine meant for football fans in South Africa, where the world cup starts this week, has been seized in Peru, police said. The consignment containing ... Read more...

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Cocaine production polluting Peru rivers, says government

June 5th, 2009 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, June 5 (EFE) Peruvian drug syndicates dump nearly 15 million litres of harmful chemicals into the rivers in the Amazon region annually, causing large-scale destruction of the fragile ecosystem, an official ... Read more...

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