WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas
11 Jun 2007 |

Reality Check on Coca in the Andes

The latest ONDCP data on coca cultivation in the Andes makes one thing clear: there is plenty of coca. Overall Andean coca cultivation in 2006 may have reached its highest level in 20 years. The high coca cultivation levels, especially in Colombia, indicate continued robust cocaine supplies and provide no reason to expect imminent reductions in U.S. cocaine availability. Meanwhile, WOLA recommends that all future coca cultivation estimates by ONDCP be presented as ranges, as they were for 2006 for Colombia, Peru, and Bolivia. This report provides a detailed analysis of the 2006 ONDCP coca cultivation figures with helpful charts and graphics.

Download the report here