Peru: Coca leaf producers’ strike reaches 8th day with road blockades


Peru: Coca leaf producers’ strike reaches 8th day with road blockades The strike started by Ucayali coca leaf producers has reached its eight day today, and the farmers on strike have blocked the Federico Basadre road, where hundreds of vehicles are currently stranded.

These coca leaf producers are demanding the end of the “compulsory eradication” of their crops and the end of the control programs in the Alto Huallaga Valley, called the Corah Program.

General Marlon Savitzky, Police Chief in the Huallaga, told RPP radio that the blockade goes from the sector known as Cumbre de la Victoria (Km. 12) to San Alejandro (Km. 110).

He clarified that there is no food shortage, but that the transit is completely halted, even for small vehicles like motorcycles.

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