Skip to comments.[Huge-Oh! Chavez's] Venezuela bans Coke Zero, cites "danger to health"
Posted on 06/10/2009 11:47:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The Venezuelan government of U.S.-critic President Hugo Chavez on Wednesday ordered Coca-Cola Co to withdraw its Coke Zero beverage from the South American nation, citing unspecified dangers to health.
The decision follows a wave of nationalizations and increased scrutiny of businesses in South America's top oil exporter.
Health Minister Jesus Mantilla said the zero-calorie Coke Zero should no longer be sold and stocks of the drink removed from store shelves.
"The product should be withdrawn from circulation to preserve the health of Venezuelans," the minister said in comments reported by the government's news agency.
Despite Chavez's anti-capitalist policies and rhetoric against consumerism, oil-exporting Venezuela remains one of Latin America's most Americanized cultures, with U.S. fast-food chains, shopping malls and baseball all highly popular.
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The problem here was that it was the wrong kind of “coke”.
Well, I see an income opportunity opening in Venezuala, now.
In America, it’s the Zero on Coke that’s a danger to health care.
Here’s my deal...line up 10,000 kids (mostly 10-14 years old), and have them walk across the border and then bring back a case each...to sell at a profit of $2 per case. The cops won’t arrest some kid carrying a case of Coke Zero, and the kid can make twenty bucks a day (which is a huge income in Venezuela) going back and forth.
Obama’s hero slapping Obama in the face....too funny.
In other news Pepsi’s stock went up 2 points.
Very clever...bravo. If I can somehow fit the original and yours in my tagline...i will...I will try to credit you!
How’s this tagline???? If anyone says anything I will cite you!
Looks good. Enjoy.
This is from a guy who smokes rolled coca paste (cocaine base)—known to addicts as a “bazooka”—the way other people drink coffee.
Come on Hugo, oil at at $70.00, you should not worry about petty crap like Coke Zero.
Uncle Hugo should beat the daylights out of the Zero with a coke bottle or just soak him with Pepsi.
Coke Zero is nasty tasting.
“...and next week, I’ll ban...eh...oatmeal. Yeah - Oatmeal, just for the heck of it...”
LMAO, good one!!