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Slate reports that he Oglala Sioux Tribe is suing five beer companies - including Anheuser Busch and Molson Coors - charging that they “sold beer on the perimeter of the teetotalling South Dakota reservation with the knowledge that it would be smuggled in and illegally traded. They are demanding $500 million for health care and rehabilitation.”

According to the story, “The reservation, which is about the size of Connecticut, has dealt with poverty and alcoholism for decades. One in four children born suffers from fetal alcohol syndrome, and the life expectancy, between 45 and and 52 years, is the lowest in the U.S. ... The average income on Pine Ridge is $27,300, and half the population lives below federal poverty standards.”
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