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U.S. anti-cocaine push embitters Peru chocolate makers


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Native cocoa beans (top) and beans from the CCN-51 cocoa hybrid are shown to the photographer at the Guanni Chocolates shop in Lima March 9, 2012. Connoisseurs who take chocolate as seriously as sommeliers study wine are challenging the widespread use of an inferior cocoa, the high-yielding but acidic tasting CCN-51 cocoa hybrid, pushed by the U.S. government in its war against drugs in Peru, considered by many to be the birthplace of cocoa. Picture taken March 9, 2012. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares