Hugo Chavez bans Diet Coke in VenezuelaBlog, Tuesday, September 27, 2011 12:50:04
Venezuelan authorities introduced a ban on dietary production of Coca-Cola Company, which is produced under the trademark Coke Zero. This was announced yesterday. Health Minister Jesús Mantilya explain the decision on the grounds that Coke Zero is a threat to human health.
It is not clear exactly which components of the drink is dangerous to humans. By decision of the authorities all the bottles of Diet Coke should be immediately withdrawn from sale "in order to preserve the health of Venezuelans." From Coca-Cola have not yet commented on the actions of the Venezuelan authorities. Soft drink is Coke Zero first appeared in stores in Venezuela in April this year. In the company assurance drink contains no sugar and calories. The Agency notes that this is not the first radical decision by President Hugo Chavez has taken the company to Coca Cola. In March 2009, Chavez gave a period of two weeks the company to release the agricultural station in Caracas, as recommended by the employees of the company "to go with their cars in the savanna." Chavez's outrage was caused by the fact that the company was deployed warehouse and car park area of 10,000 square meters, west of Caracas, where according to him would have to build housing for the poor.
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