The Bolivian government arrested Luis Cutipa, the Director General de la Hoja de Coca e Industrialización for trafficking in his own goods. Who is to blame? The United States!
Mr Cutipa says he was forced to raise the price of licences after his agency lost funding following President Evo Morales' decision to expel the US Agency for International Development (USAID) from the country.
According to Mr Cutipa, the funding cuts caused by the decision left him struggling to cover expenses.Damn those imperialist Yankees! They made me fund the fight against coca with coca! The idea that I sold it to enrich myself is ludicrous.