She went to interview farmers from the Chapare region, where coca is legally grown. Coca is the main ingredient in cocaine, but it also has a cultural use in the Andean region – people chew it and drink it in tea.
"But one of the farmer's relatives had been killed during recent political riots. My story was a political one, but it took me about two hours to convince them that I was a journalist and not a spy for the US government," says Sara.
– David Clark Scott
THIS WEEK'S LOOK AHEAD
• Monday, Nov. 10:
• Tuesday, Nov. 11:
• Wednesday, Nov. 12:
Geneva – The World Trade Organization (WTO) meets with a dozen financial institutions to discuss the credit crunch.
• Friday, Nov. 14:
• Saturday, Nov. 15:
Washington – President Bush convenes an international summit on the financial crisis.