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

MercoPress [Montevideo, Uruguay], by Staff

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Posted By:PageTurner, 1/15/2013 1:16:18 AM

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. Bolivian president Evo Morales celebrated the decision as a moral victory for his people and the centuries’ old culture based on the ‘acullicu’. “It’s not easy to change international legislation, particularly

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What passes for ´major victory´ in a place like Bolivia.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: 4Justice, 1/15/2013 2:41:55 AM     (No. 9117017)

So what? It is their business if they want to chew the leaves in their own country--nobody elses... Why would any country want to join any of these international "conventions" that tell other countries what to do anyway?? I guess it is the lefty thing to do. Still, I believe that all countries should maintain their national autonomy. I understand that there is probably a crime fighting (crack down on drug trafficking) element to joining such a group, but I honestly think that can be done by individual treaty without having to lose one´s sovreignty.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Japanorama, 1/15/2013 3:24:59 AM     (No. 9117027)

Nobel Prize for Morales.
Hell, make it two Nobel Prizes.

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