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Don't blame cocaine for South American forest loss, study says

RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Infrastructure projects designed to open the western Amazon for investment are to blame for deforestation in parts of Peru, Colombia and Bolivia - rather than coca production, researchers said on Wednesday.
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