No Coca Cola

No Coca Cola

Coca-Cola is officially not sold in Cuba.

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Two countries in the world where Coca-Cola cannot be bought or sold, at least not officially. Cuba and North Korea are both under long-term US trade embargoes (Cuba since 1962 and North Korea since 1950).

Cuba was among the first few nations outside the United States to bottle Coca-Cola soft drinks back in 1906.

Fidel Castro conducted an armed revolt known as the Cuban Revolution, which resulted in the ousting of President Batista. After Castro took over, he started the nationalization program. The government nationalized all the assets owned by foreign nations, particularly American companies, on August 6, 1960. Coca-Cola moved out of Cuba in the early 1960s and has never returned.