AP PHOTOS: In remote Peruvian river valley, coca is king _ the lifeblood of area's economy

  • by: Associated Press
  • Updated: October 6, 2013 - 11:10 PM

PICHARI, Peru — Every Sunday, counterinsurgency troops in combat gear march out of the army base in Pichari, a remote town with an incongruously wide avenue at the center of the world's No. 1 coca-growing valley.

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