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By Allyn Maclean Stearman

Stearman describes the altering interethnic relationships among the highland Kolla and the lowland Camba within the Santa Cruz sector of Bolivia’s Amazon Basin, and among those indigenous Bolivians and the Asian and eu immigrants dropped at Bolivia to assist determine the rural colonies.

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Between 1974 and 1976 the 60,000 hectares under cultivation dropped to 28,545 (CORDECRUZ 1979b:27).  There was also concern that diminishing oil reserves would begin to threaten economic collapse not only in the department but in the nation as a whole. ), the interest on which alone was absorbing 30 percent of Bolivian profits from exports (Le Monde 1981). —Bolivian diplomatic relations were interrupted and military assistance and new development projects funded by AID suspended.  It was also intimated that much of this money may have come from the illicit cocaine trade (Newsweek 1981).

There was also concern that diminishing oil reserves would begin to threaten economic collapse not only in the department but in the nation as a whole. ), the interest on which alone was absorbing 30 percent of Bolivian profits from exports (Le Monde 1981). —Bolivian diplomatic relations were interrupted and military assistance and new development projects funded by AID suspended.  It was also intimated that much of this money may have come from the illicit cocaine trade (Newsweek 1981).  Since most farm produce in many areas of the colonies had to be taken out on the backs of people, coca was the only item that was worth the effort.

It was also intimated that much of this money may have come from the illicit cocaine trade (Newsweek 1981).  Since most farm produce in many areas of the colonies had to be taken out on the backs of people, coca was the only item that was worth the effort.  The opening of the Santa Cruz­Cochabamba highway in 1954 made large quantities of coca accessible for the first time to lowland cocaine producers.  This influx of primary labor brought additional migration of merchants, craftsmen, artisans, and others ready to ride the crest of free­flowing money.

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