Peru replaces drug czar who de-emphasized coca plant eradication, saying it hurt poor growers

The Washington Post (US)
Tuesday, January 10, 2012

RicardoSoberonPeru’s government on Tuesday replaced its drug czar, whose refusal to endorse an all-out coca crop eradication effort put him at odds with the Cabinet chief and prompted concern by the U.S. Embassy. Ricardo Soberon’s resignation came after just five months in office. He caused a stir in August by temporarily suspending manual eradication of Peru’s coca crop.