geo5 - Latin America Cocaine and the Environment Coca...

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Latin America – Cocaine and the Environment Coca Cocaine is the processed form of the coca plant Traditional Uses for Native to South America Climatic conditions Modern Crop: Cocaine Major Cocaine Producing Countries: Cocaine and the environment Why is cocaine only grown in these four countries? Latin America –Physical Neotropical Andes Altiplano Cloud Forest Altitudinal Zonation Different agricultural activities for each zone Colombian Exchange New World Potato Tomato Chilis Cocoa (Chocolate) Maize (Corn) Tobacco Avocados Coca Llamas Syphilis Old World Sugar Bananas Coffee Cotton Pigs Horses Smallpox, Measles From Coca to Cocaine 1
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Reasons for Coca/Cocaine production U.S consumer demand More profitable than other crops Free trade means falling prices. Drug Trade Overall Effects
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course GEO 200 taught by Professor Lansing during the Winter '07 term at Ohio State.

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