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Weekly Report - 30 September 2021 (WR-21-39)

BOLIVIA: Coca union dispute inflamed by government interference

Violent clashes between rival factions of Bolivia’s La Paz-based coca growers’ union, the Asociación Departamental de Productores de Coca de los Yungas de La Paz (Adepcoca), have now entered their second week. Far more than an internecine power struggle, the dispute reflects the country’s polarised national politics, with the left-wing Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS) government wading into the fray.

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