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Coca fortunes read amid crucifixes and Bolivian war heroes

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Coca fortunes read amid crucifixes and Bolivian war heroes

Worldfocus correspondent Ivette Feliciano reported on Bolivia’s coca plant cultivation. The coca plant is used to make teas, pastas, shampoos and medicines -- but as she found out, fortune tellers have also found a spiritual use for the leaves.

Posted: June 12, 2009 09:13   Comments: 1
Bolivians depend on coca plant despite anti-drug efforts

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Bolivians depend on coca plant despite anti-drug efforts

Bolivian leader Evo Morales recently expelled U.S. drug enforcement agents from the country. Bolivia's Yungas region is one of the world's leading sources of the coca plant -- the key ingredient in the production of cocaine. But many impoverished Bolivians depend on the coca plant for their livelihood.

Posted: May 11, 2009 12:37   Comments: 4

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