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Monday, June 16th 2014 - 05:26 UTC

Bolivia honors visiting Ban Ki-moon with a coca leaves birthday cake

“The Bolivian people will never forget your visit,” Morales told Ban in front of hundreds gathered for the presentation of the cake

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon got an unusual treat for his 70th birthday when the president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, presented him with a cake made with coca leaves. The UN chief was in Santa Cruz, Bolivia for a meeting this weekend of the G77 group of countries to discuss measures for reducing poverty.

Monday, January 14th 2013 - 06:38 UTC

Major victory for President Morales: UN accepts “coca leaf chewing” in Bolivia

President Morales in one of his many trips abroad chewing a coca leaf

Bolivia will again belong to the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs after its bid to rejoin with a reservation that it does not accept the treaty’s requirement that “coca leaf chewing must be banned” was successful Friday. Opponents needed one-third of the 184 signatory countries to object, but fell far, far short despite objections by the US and the International Narcotics Control Board.

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