Recent Examples of coca from the Web
Mario Tellez travelled by boat for three hours, to attend the coca growers protest.
That was the year the U.S. began a $10 billion, multifaceted assault to destroy plantations of coca, the leaf used to make cocaine, and combat the insurgent groups that controlled them.
Police in Colombia fired into a crowd of farmers protesting against coca eradication efforts in Tumaco, one of the country’s poorest areas, killing six.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Monday ordered an in-depth investigation after police reportedly chased off a human rights committee as the group was trying to investigate the deaths last week of at least six coca farmers.
Coca-Cola contained coca leaf extract – cocaine, more or less – for the first 20 years of its history.
The South American country is growing more coca, as aerial fumigation has ended over health concerns and farmers growing the plant believe they may be awarded cash subsidies to turn their crops to other produce under a new peace deal with rebels.
On the way the bus makes a pit stop at 16,000 feet for coca tea, banos and yet another opportunity to purchase colorful clothing fashioned from the fleece of Alpaca, Vicuna or sheep.
The U.S. probably will seek assurances that Colombia is taking seriously a surging coca production that's been blamed partially on Santos' decision in 2015 to stop using crop-destroying herbicides.
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Origin and Etymology of coca
First Known Use: 1577See Words from the same year
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