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A Political Protest Against Chocolate?!

Emily Jones decorates chocolate hearts at the Lake Champlain Chocolates factory in Burlington, Vt. This Valentine's Day, activists say you may want to think twice before biting into a piece. Some of the cocoa in many Valentine's Day chocolates probably came from Ivory Coast, where cocoa revenues are helping the incumbent leader cling to power despite losing an election and where years of campaigning have done little to affect a longstanding problem of child labour. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

Question: Would you give up Valentine's Day chocolate because activists say there may be some connection to a despot who clinging to power another country?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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