Their organization, Educar Consumidores, backed a proposed 20 percent tax on sugary drinks. The group had warned consumers in an ad how sugar-laden beverages can lead to obesity and diet-related illnesses like diabetes. The backlash was fierce.
"She Took On Colombia’s Soda Industry. Then She Was Silenced." is from the November 13, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Andrew Jacobs and Matt Richtel and narrated by Kristi Burns.