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Colombia threatens to sue Walmart over cocaine sweater

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Colombia's National Agency for the Legal Defense of the State is threatening to sue Walmart over a sweater that appeared on its Canadian website.

The sweater depicted Santa Claus with three lines of cocaine. Now removed, the product's description said, "Santa really likes to savor the moment when he gets his hands on some quality, grade A, Colombian snow."

"The Walmart sweater is an offense to the country," said Camilo Gómez Alzate, director of the agency. "It generates damage to the legal products of Colombia and damage to the country's reputation. Although Walmart apologized, the damage was done."

Colombia is seeking monetary damages and says it plans to sue if Walmart does not comply.

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