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Bolivia Is Cutting Ties With Coca-Cola Because The Mayan Calendar Predicted ‘The End Of Capitalism’

The end of the world is not coming this year, but a top official in Bolivia believes that December 21, 2012 will bring about a different end: the end of capitalism as we know it. Bolivian’s foreign minister, David Choquehuanca, declared that in order to be ready for when capitalism literally begins to crumble all around us, Bolivia will be kicking Coca-Cola out of the country and bring about “a new era of equality.”

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Choquehuanca made the claim that the Mayan calendar does not predict the end of the world, but the end of capitalism.

“December 21 of 2012 will be the end of egoism and division. December 21 should be the end of Coca-Cola,” Bolivian foreign minister David Choquehuanca decreed, with bombast worthy of a viral marketing campaign…

“The planets will align for the first time in 26,000 years and this is the end of capitalism and the beginning of communitarianism,” said Choquehuanca as quoted by Venezuelan newspaper El Periodiquito.

The minister encouraged the people of Bolivia to drink Mocochinche, a peach-flavored soft drink, as an alternative to Coca-Cola. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez followed suit, encouraging his country to ditch the American beverage for fruit juice produced in Venezuela.

Even more interestingly, two years ago, Bolivian president Evo Morales approved the sale of a drink called “Coca Colla,” described by The Guardian as “a socialist-tinged affront to western imperialism.”

h/t HuffPo

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