Visit of Andris Piebalgs to Bolivia: 20/08/2013

Type: Report   Référence: I081169   Durée: 03:59  Lieu: Villa Tunari
Andris Piebalgs, Member of the EC in charge of Development, visited Bolivia from 19 to 22 August 2013. On 20 August, he was in the Chapare Province, a coca leaf production area, where he visited the Garras del Valor International Antinarcotics Training Centre ("Centro de Entrenamiento Internacional Antinarcóticos Garras del Valor") with Felipe Cáceres, Bolivian Deputy Minister for Social Defence and Controlled Substances, and Mario Centellas, General Director of the Bolivian Special Task Force Against the Drug Traffic (FELCN).

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00:00:05 Entry gate and board of the Garras del Valor International Antinarcotics Training Centre ("Centro de Entrenamiento Internacional Antinarcóticos Garras del Valor") (2 shots) 00:00:10
00:00:15 Arrival of Andris Piebalgs, Member of the EC in charge of Development, welcomed by Felipe Cáceres, Bolivian Deputy Minister for Social Defence and Controlled Substances, and Mario Centellas, General Director of the Bolivian Special Task Force Against the Drug Traffic (FELCN) 00:00:06
00:00:21 Andris Piebalgs attending a briefing on Bolivian interdiction and enforcement work (9 shots) 00:00:49
00:01:10 Andris Piebalgs attending a demonstration of some FELCN work (9 shots) 00:00:54
00:02:04 Demonstration of some FELCN work and SOUNDBITE by Tim Torlot, Head of the Delegation of the EU to Bolivia, (in ENGLISH) saying that with the new programme the Commissioner has announced during his visit, 120 million euro will have been spent on counternarcotics work in Bolivia; tt's been projects to create alternative sources of income for farmers; it's providing infrastructure, social development including schools and hospitals, road infrastructure to enable new products to come to market more quickly, and infrastructures for processing new products as well; and it's been a very successful campaign over the fifteen years they've been working there. Saying that the EU is pretty much the only donor that Bolivia has in counternarcotics now that the Americans have decided to leave; the EU's overall objective is to help the Bolivian government, who are the EU's key partner, to reduce the amount of land which is used for production of coca; in the last two years, which has seen the most important decrease, it has fallen by 18 percent, which, in a country which is the third largest producer of cocaine, is really important; the EU is seen as a trusted partner by the Bolivian government and by the producers with whom they work very closely; this is a cooperative effort.(8 shots) 00:01:31
00:03:36 Demonstration of some FELCN work (4 shots) 00:00:24
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