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May 11, 2009
Passing through a drug checkpoint in Bolivia’s mountains

Along a major highway heading in and out of the Yungas forest of the eastern Andes, Bolivian troops stop about 500 vehicles per day looking for cocaine and the chemicals that help process it. Families, commercial trucks and busses all make their way through this checkpoint, allowing troops to inspect their vehicles.

For more on Bolivia’s complex relationship with coca, watch the Worldfocus signature story “Bolivians depend on coca plant despite anti-drug efforts.”

For more Worldfocus coverage of Bolivia, visit our extended coverage page: On the Ground in Bolivia.

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