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Peru has taken over as the world's top producer of cocaine, overtaking its neighbor Colombia.

Colombia drastically reduced cocaine production there with a multi-billion dollar effort to eradicate the coca leaf that is used to produce cocaine.

The BBC's Robin Lustig traveled to Peru to see that nation's effort to stall cocaine production.

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  • Robin Lustig, journalist and broadcaster. He tweets @robinlustig.

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