Coca-Cola to Return to 1 of 3 Countries It Doesn't Sell In

Burma to get Coke for 1st time in 60 years
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 15, 2012 3:29 AM CDT
Coke billboards may soon be sprouting in Rangoon's decaying downtown.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – As Aung San Suu Kyi makes her first trip to Europe in 24 years comes another sign that Burma is fizzing with change: Coca-Cola says it plans to start doing business in the country for the first time in 60 years, CNN reports. The company—which also announced a $3 million grant for women's programs in Burma—says it will return to the country as soon as the US government licenses companies to make such investments, and plans to import its product from neighboring countries before setting up local operations. The move leaves Cuba and North Korea as the only Cokeless nations in the world. (Read more Coca-Cola stories.)

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