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  • 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.