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Andean Cocaine
There were two men who made drugs Alfredo Bignon and Eduardo Balarezo. Coca is a dried leaf of the “subtropical Andean shrub Elthycoxylon.” The traffic of cocaine is over whelming controlled by home grown, successful and eminently “Latin” entrepreurs and middle men.

Pharmacist Alfredo Bignon had a laboratory of his Droguera Botica Francesa around the corner of main plaza. On March 13, 1885 he was going to present his findings of this cocaine to Academia Libre de Medicina de Lima. Sigmund Freud worked on his own cocaine paper. Eduardo Balarezo was making history cocaine. Balarezo was arrested because he was the head of cocaine. On August 20, 1949 80 people in Peru went to jail for the biggest dope bust. Balarezo was a mixed category. The FBN and Peru national police raided a house seizing 13 kilos of powder with an estimated street value of 154,000. “The ring led all the way to the coca fields of the upper Amazon near Huánuco, Peru through the turbulent right wing military politics of Lima.” In 1970’s Andean cocaine became both a global menace by either Alfredo Bignon or Eduardo Balarezo. “There was three long arcs and global process: first their births as a successful heroic medical commodity of the late 19th century (1850-1910); second the drugs depression and inward retreat of the early 20th century (1910-45); and third, its reemergence, phoenix like as a dynamitic transnational illicit good after World War II (1945-75).”

In the 20th century Andean Cocaine redefinition as a crime product that provide key to historical formation as a good or bad drug. “The perspective on drugs trajectory cocaine creation and spread to world commodity (1850-1900), it is haulting redefinition as a global parish drug (1900-45) and finally it is metamorphosis between 1945-1975 into a booming international illicit pleasure drug worldwide. Paradoxical would make people illusion. Drugs like cocaine would “affect consciousness itself are bound to excite human...
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