23 January 2010

Evo Morales launches 'Coca Colla'

Evo Morales, Bolivia's first indigenous president and known for chewing coca leaves at UN meetings, has launched a drink featuring the leaf called "Coca Colla".

Intended to rival its more famous US cousin the fizzy drink is at the centre of a plan coca growers from Chapare in central Bolivia submitted to the government last week to boost coca production.Farmers proposed the name Coca Colla in reference to people living in the Andean part of the country.
This information puts the behavior of Mr Morales and his bosom buddy Caudillo Hugo into new light.
Want a leaf, compadre, or should we sniff some later?

But of course, Evo Morales only does what he knows to do best.
Last year, Mr Morales, who also heads the coca growers' union in the Chapare region, vowed to increase the expanse used to grow coca bushes by 20,000 hectares (49,420 acres) in the impoverished Andean country.
More coke is for sure what the world needs right now. Yep...


jams o donnell said...

I used to snort a lot of coke but the bubbles irritated my nose.... My sincere aoplogies for the lameness of this comment!

snoopythegoon said...

The question is did it give you a high of the kind required to become a leader of an oil-producing South American nation?

Nah, I guess not.

jams o donnell said...

Now you mention it I do wear a red shirt and I am big friends with some Iranian madman

snoopythegoon said...

Uhu... the minimal requirements checked. Wait for a call from Uru... whatever.

Modernity said...

A British blogger has been intimidated by the police. The Reverend Stephen Sizer didn’t like comments and criticism made on the Seismic Shock blog, so got the police to physically intimidate the blogger, to take down that mild criticism.

This is a clear freedom of speech issue, the police should not be used to intimidate bloggers.

I urge you to publicise this issue and support Seismic Shock, as “I too am Seismic Shock”

For more information see http://modernityblog.wordpress.com/2010/01/23/reverend-stephen-sizer-uses-british-police-against-a-blogger/

And http://engageonline.wordpress.com/2010/01/23/anglican-vicar-uses-police-to-intimidate-blogger/

snoopythegoon said...

Thanks, MB, I am already in the picture and fully intend to join the fray.

Dick Stanley said...

It will be amusing to see if Coke of Atlanta wil; threaten a lawsuit or, more likely, to close its bottling plants in Hugo's neighborhood.

snoopythegoon said...

I bet they will chicken out of this.

David All said...

Coke - the real thing!
(No matter what form it takes.)