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Bolivian Firm Debuts Coca-based Soft Drink
A private firm presented Coca Brynco, Bolivia's first mass-produced coca-based soft drink. Bolivia is rallying the project, but the U.S. is trying to put the brakes on it.
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Bolivia's President Evo Morales holds up a bottle of Coca Brynco during a meeting with foreign press at the government palace in La Paz, Bolivia. Coca Brynco is a Bolivian soda made with coca leaves, Morales said. 

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A bottle of Coca Brynco soda sits on display on top of coca leaves at the the Soda Pacena private soda company in El Alto, Bolivia. Coca Brynco is a Bolivian soda made with coca leaves.

(AP2011)

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The United States said will file a formal objection to Bolivia's proposal to end the ban on coca leaf-chewing specified by a half-century-old U.N. treaty.

(AP2011)

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Workers monitor soda bottles of Coca Brynco along the assembly line at the Soda Pacena private soda company in El Alto, Bolivia. Coca Brynco is a Bolivian soda made with coca leaves. 

(AP2011)

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A worker organizes soda bottles of Coca Brynco at the Soda Pacena private soda company in El Alto, Bolivia. 

(AP2011)

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Soda bottles of Coca Brynco sit in the Soda Pacena private soda company in El Alto, Bolivia.

(AP2011)

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Johnny Vargas, the production and quality control manager for bottling firm Tipo, told Efe that about half of the 25,000 bottles of the drink that had been produced had been distributed for the launching of the beverage nationwide

(EFE)

Bolivian Firm Debuts Coca-based Soft Drink

A private firm presented Coca Brynco, Bolivia's first mass-produced coca-based soft drink. Bolivia is rallying the project, but the U.S. is trying to put the brakes on it.

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