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2008-10-07 09:00:48

Hansen Natural, The Coca-Cola Company and Coca-Cola Enterprises have completed agreements for distribution of the Monster Energy drinks line in six western European countries, Canada and selected territories in the US.

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2008-09-03 09:30:00

Coca leaf production in the South American Andean nations is booming, thanks in part to a steep rise in cocaine demand from Brazil, local officials say.

2008-07-02 06:00:04

By Chris Hawley CARTAGENA, Colombia -- Sen. John McCain arrived Tuesday night in Colombia to promote a free-trade agreement he says would bolster a key ally in the war on drugs but has stalled in Congress.

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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.


Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.