Top photo | In this Sept. 25, 2013, photo, a girl plays on a bed of coca leaves, in the village of Trincavini in Peru’s Pichari district. Pichari lies on the banks of the Apurimac river in a valley that the United Nations says yields 56 percent of Peru’s coca leaves, the basis for cocaine. Coca is central to rituals and religion in Andean culture but in recent decades has become more associated with global drug trafficking. (AP/Rodrigo Abd)
Bolivia

Cocaine Production Plummets After DEA Kicked Out Of Bolivia

According to data released by the United Nations, cocaine production in the country declined by 11% in the past year, marking the fourth year in a row of steady decrease.