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    Peru Transnational Issues 2001

      Disputes - international: none

      Illicit drugs: until 1996 the world's largest coca leaf producer, Peru reduced the area of coca under cultivation by 64% to 34,200 hectares between 1996 and the end of 2000; much of the cocaine base is shipped to neighboring Colombia for processing into cocaine for the international drug market; increasing amounts of finished cocaine, however, are being shipped to Europe or to Brazil and Bolivia for use in the Southern Cone or transshipped to world markets

      NOTE: The information regarding Peru on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Peru Transnational Issues 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Peru Transnational Issues 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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