Peru’s New Drug Chief: Country “Let Down Its Guard” in Eradication

Peruvian Times (Peru)
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The outspoken Ricardo Soberon was head of Devida for about five months and was in favor of a stronger intervention in drug policies by his institution, changing the focus from interdiction and forced crop eradication to a more comprehensive program to incorporate active participation of coca growers in the changes. His proposals clashed with U.S. and U.N. drug policies, which concentrate on forced eradication.