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Weekly Report - 07 October 2021 (WR-21-40)

BOLIVIA: Cocaleros dispute explodes

The last two weeks have seen increasingly confrontational clashes between the police and rival factions of the La Paz-based coca growers’ union Asociación Departamental de Productores de Coca de los Yungas de La Paz (Adepcoca). These came to a head on 4 October, when thousands of union members overpowered police and stormed the Adepcoca headquarters, ousting its disputed leader, Arnold Alanes.

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