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Bolivia's Flying Coca Farmers

Posted by Josh Rothman  February 27, 2012 10:37 AM

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Here's an incredible report from Al Jazeera about the "flying men of Yungas Valley" -- Bolivian coca farmers who zoom across the valley where they work on zip lines. I could explain it, or you could just watch this video:

It would take more than an hour to walk from one side of the valley to another; with the zip lines, it takes only 30 seconds.

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