Bolivia, August 1, 2012: The headlines read; “End of capitalism” Bolivia to expel Coca-Cola in wake of 2012 Mayan “apocalypse.”
Rumor traveled fast in cocktail parties throughout South America that Evo Morales, Bolivia’s President, was trying to do what Peru’s President, Juan Velasco Alverado, had failed to accomplish in 1970, kick out Coke.
Murcadom’s President, Jock Chamberlain, who is very familiar with Coca-Cola in Bolivia, is not too worried about Bolivia’s posturing. After all, Coca-Cola began importing coca leaves from South America for its original formula going back to 1919.
Already, Bolivia’s foreign minister, David Choquehuanca, has softened his tone and claimed that statements were taken out of context and that natural soft drinks were better for your health (compared to Coca-Cola).
It seems the Sr. Choquehuanca and New York’s Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, have a lot in common when it comes to soft drinks.