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2008-03-18 00:10:00

The American Heart Association is warning young ER patients about the risks of misidentifying the symptoms of cocaine use as heart attack symptoms. The results of some heart attack treatments in addition to cocaine can be fatal.

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2008-02-26 00:40:00

A team of scientists believe they have discovered a part of the brain which responds to cocaine use. The results of their research may further explain why some users make cocaine use a habit while others become social users.

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2007-03-06 18:00:00

Cuban scientists are studying the possible medicial benefits of the coca leaf, signaling a possible expansion of President Evo Morales' plans to develop more legal products from a plant that is the chief ingredient of cocaine.

2006-06-17 16:19:45

LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Bolivian President Evo Morales visited a coca-growing region on Saturday to open a Venezuelan-funded factory where coca leaves will be made into legal products such as tea and soft drinks.

2006-05-26 21:53:43

By Helen Popper SHINAHOTA, Bolivia (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez pledged $1.5 billion in energy investments in impoverished Bolivia on Friday, receiving a hero's welcome from coca farmers who applauded his anti-U.S. message.

2006-05-26 19:01:22

By Helen Popper SHINAHOTA, Bolivia (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez pledged $1.5 billion in energy investments in impoverished neighbor Bolivia on Friday, receiving a hero's welcome from coca farmers who applauded his anti-U.S. message.

2006-05-26 12:10:20

By Helen Popper SHINAHOTA, Bolivia (Reuters) - Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, in a move likely to affirm his role as Washington's No.

2006-04-28 14:39:52

By Bernd Debusmann, Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S.

2006-04-17 19:24:47

By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - The United States will give three additional planes to Colombia this year to help its fleet of 21 aircraft already spraying defoliants on plants used to make cocaine, a top U.S. official said on Monday.

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2006-03-27 08:25:00

At the orders of their mayor, artisans in Peru's jungle recently put the finishing touches on a giant monument to the coca leaf, a defiant tribute to the plant that fuels the cocaine trade and provides a living for thousands of Peruvian peasants.


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  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.