On 11 October 2010, coca growers in the North Yungas region of the La Paz territories organised blockades to protest a recent Bolivian government measure to limit and control coca leaf production and sales. Nine days later, on 19 October, protestors signed a preliminary agreement with the government and lifted blockades until November 5, allowing for dialogue in this intermediate period.

Although the longstanding causes of the current conflict are linked to MAS initiatives to legally limit coca in the region, the temporary resolution has an infinitely simpler explanation: 20 October is the anniversary celebration of Coroico, home to many protestors. Read more.