While in Bolivia, Pope Francis requested to partake in coca, a plant native to the country. So why did the news shock so many?
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Vice – Pope Francis Wants to Chew On Some Coca Leaves in Bolivia
NBC News – Pope Francis Drinks Tea Made From Coca Leaves on Bolivia Visit
BBC News – Coca leaves first chewed 8,000 years ago, says research
Transnational Institute – Coca leaf: Myths and Reality
The New York Times – How Coca-Cola Obtains Its Coca
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