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Bolivians brew business from coca leaves

A brewer has given the notorious plant a new entrepreneurial use by making it into an altitude-sickness-busting beer that is proving a big hit with tourists, who rave about its authentic taste

By Jose Arturo Cardenas  /  AFP, LA PAZ

The coca bush grows exclusively in the eastern slopes of the Andes.

Bolivia is the world’s third-largest producer of coca leaves after Peru and Colombia.

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