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UPDATE: Drinking ‘an affront to western imperialism’

The Guardian UK reported last week that Coca Colla, “the drink, made from the coca leaf and named after the indigenous Colla people from Bolivia’s highlands, went on sale this week across the South American country.”

“It is black, sweet and comes in a bottle with a red label – but similarities to Coca-Cola end there. One is a symbol of US-led globalisation and corporate might; the other could be considered a socialist-tinged affront to western imperialism.”

Given that description, how could we not try a little ‘socialism’ in a bottle? Or at least just support Bolivia’s ‘affront’ to the corporation known for its human rights abuses and destruction of water around the world?

So, I had a Coca Colla this afternoon and it tastes great!

The full Guardian UK article is at