Bolivia pushes to commercialise coca

President Evo Morales plans to export coca leaf, famed for being main ingredient of cocaine.

    It is famous for being the primary ingredient in cocaine, but Bolivia's President Evo Morales is pushing to commercialise the coca leaf industry for traditional use.

    Bolivia's President Evo Morales is keen to sell coca leaves that can produce anything from energy drinks to lollipops.
     
    Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports from La Paz in Bolivia.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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