Bolivian Coca Farmers Vigorously Oppose U.S “Zero Option” for Eradication of Coca Plants

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Monday, August 1, 2011
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On December 16, 1993, coca farmers from the tropical region of Cochabamba energetically rejected the U.S. Government’s proposal called “zero option”, which would require total eradication of coca plantations. According to media reports, William Condori, finance secretary for the Special Federation of Tropical region Peasant Workers [FETCTC], stated that this organization absolutely and energetically rejected the proposal and would not permit its implementation and the eradication of their coca plantations…[More]