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Coca-Cola Has Always Had a Connection to the Cocaine Business

Bartow J. Elmore | Posted 09.01.2016 | Business
Bartow J. Elmore

When news broke yesterday about the discovery of $56 million worth of cocaine at a Coca-Cola plant in France, the press was all abuzz. But as it turns...

Is Bolivia the New Afghanistan, or Is O'Grady From The WSJ Delusional?

Violeta Ayala | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Violeta Ayala

Her eye-catching title reads, "Bolivia's decent into rogue state status," but what does that mean? A rouge state is a country that has broken international law and poses a threat to the security of other nations.

New Booze Made From Cocaine's Raw Ingredient

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 09.27.2012 | Home

Coca leaf, the raw ingredient from which cocaine is made, is the base of Coca Blue, a new liqueur from Babco Europe. The stuff won't be launched un...

Bolivia's Flying Men

Posted 02.23.2012 | World

"People say we spun spider webs together across the valley. But that's not true. We're the flying men of the Yungas. On our ropes we're like birds. We...

Coca Colla: It's the Real Thing

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

The Andean nation's indigenous people have long resented the Coca-Cola company for usurping the name of their sacred coca leaf. Now, they are aiming to take back their heritage.