• Philipp Requat

Cocaine Flows and the State in Peru's Amazonian Borderlands

Updated: Apr 2, 2019





In Peru, eradication campaigns targeting coca crops in the Upper Huallaga have dispersed the country's drug trade over vast parts of the Bajo Amazonas region. In order to understand this dispersal it is necessary to map the relocations of coca cultivations or shifts in smuggling routes, but also to examine the array of micro-practices, relations, groups and networks that generate ‘drug flows’.


Peer-reviewed journal article by Mirella van Dun published in the Journal of Latin American Studies. Due to his own related research into the political economy of cocaine, Philipp Requat was asked by the author to comment on some of the earlier versions of the manuscript and provide advice on its content, language and structure.