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Illegal Drugs and Human Rights of Peasants and Indigenous Communities: The Case of Bolivia: UNESCO SHS
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Illegal Drugs and Human Rights of Peasants and Indigenous Communities: The Case of Bolivia
Illegal Drugs and Human Rights of Peasants and Indigenous Communities: The Case of Bolivia Peasant and indigenous communities have been the weakest link in the drug trafficking
production chain in the Andean countries, and thus it is important to investigate and understand the association between the illegal drugs industry and the violation of the human rights of these social groups. In order to advance this line of inquiry, this essay focuses first on why the illegal drugs industry establishes itself in a region or country and on the relationship between the industry and human rights violations.

Following a pattern similar to that applied to the Colombian case, the article next delves into the relationship between the illegal drugs industry and peasant and indigenous communities’ human rights in Bolivia and Peru, addressing the consequences of the illegal industry’s development, policies and the citizenry’s reaction. In the cases of Bolivia and Peru special attention is paid to the role of the illegal industry’s development and of eradication policies in strengthening cocalero organizations, and to the political emergence of indigenous leaders associated with illicit farmers. The article then turns to relationships among the illegal industry, political corruption and human rights.

Document Type Policy Paper
Website (URL) http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0014/001402/140243e.pdf
Author(s) Carolina Navarrete-Frías/Francisco E. Thoumi
Publication Year 2005
Volume/Issue Number 14
Number of Pages 45
Series Title Policy Papers NEW SERIES MOST 2

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