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2011-01-27 13:40:00

Bolivians chewed coca leaves on Wednesday as a protest to change a 1961 UN convention to remove a ban on a practice that has been part of indigenous cultures in the country for millennia.

2008-08-11 09:00:26

By Frank Bajak Associated Press LA PAZ, Bolivia -- Voters vigorously endorsed President Evo Morales on Sunday in a recall referendum he devised to try to break a political stalemate and revive his leftist crusade, partial unofficial results showed.

2006-07-02 18:24:28

By Helen Popper LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Bolivian President Evo Morales' leftist allies will dominate a national assembly elected on Sunday to rewrite the country's constitution but not with the massive majority he wanted, exit polls showed.

2006-07-02 12:16:20

By Helen Popper LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Bolivians will elect a national assembly on Sunday to rewrite the constitution, a project President Evo Morales says will cement his leftist reforms and empower the poor, indigenous majority.

2006-03-23 08:15:00

Times are hard for the world's highest ski resort, a dizzy 17,388 feet (5,300 metres) above sea level in the Bolivian Andes. Its glacier is melting so fast synthetic snow is seen as the only way to save it.

2006-02-24 16:50:02

By Helen Popper ORURO, Bolivia (Reuters) - Every day, miners in the Bolivian city of Oruro emerge from the underground gloom with dusty, grimy faces. On Friday, they emerged dressed in ceremonial ponchos, their faces smeared with the blood of sacrificed llamas.

2006-02-24 08:17:10

By Helen Popper EL ALTO, Bolivia (Reuters) - That Gap pullover you gave to charity might have ended up on sale at El Alto's muddy, makeshift market where mountains of imported second-hand clothes help dress the people of the impoverished Bolivian city.

2006-01-23 12:07:16

By Mary Milliken LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Bolivia's first indigenous president, Evo Morales, turned to fellow socialists, Indians, grass-roots activists and women to form his Cabinet on Monday and ordered them to root out corruption and adopt a new leftist economic model.

2006-01-22 19:42:00

By Mary Milliken LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Leftist coca grower leader Evo Morales was sworn in on Sunday as the first indigenous president of Bolivia with ambitious plans to overhaul South America's poorest nation and reverse five centuries of discrimination against the Indian majority.

2006-01-22 14:53:40

By Mary Milliken LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Leftist coca grower leader Evo Morales was sworn in on Sunday as the first indigenous president of Bolivia with high expectations of a better life for the poor majority in one of Latin America's most volatile countries.

Word of the Day
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.