Augustine Calicho, 45, separates the seeds from dried coca leaves in Villa Tunari in the Chapare region of Bolivia, Nov. 6, 2012. Bolivia, the world's third largest cocaine producer, has advanced its own unorthodox approach toward controlling the growing of coca, which veers markedly from the wider war on drugs and includes high tech monitoring of thousands of legal coca patches intended to produce coca leaf for traditional uses. (Meridith Kohut/The New York Times)

El poder del narcotráfico en las economías rurales

“Los narcotraficantes y su emergente burguesía, son instrumentos en la expansión de la propiedad privada y en la concentración de tierras, impulsando el sistema capitalista selva adentro, perjudicando comunidades indígenas y afro descendientes, el medio…