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2005-12-19 17:08:16

By Adriana Barrera COCHABAMBA, Bolivia (Reuters) - Evo Morales, who won Bolivia's presidential election on vows to end a U.S. campaign against coca growing, stepped up his criticism of American anti-drug policies on Monday, accusing Washington of using drug fighting efforts to militarize the region. In his first news conference since claiming victory on Sunday Morales -- who took a surprisingly strong majority and will be Bolivia's first Indian leader -- insisted he was opposed to...

2005-12-19 16:45:02

By Adriana Barrera COCHABAMBA, Bolivia (Reuters) - Evo Morales, who won Bolivia's presidential election on vows to end a U.S. campaign against coca growing, stepped up his criticism of American anti-drug policies on Monday, accusing Washington of using drug fighting efforts to militarize the region. In his first news conference since claiming victory on Sunday Morales -- who took a surprisingly strong majority and will be Bolivia's first Indian leader -- insisted he was opposed to...

2005-12-19 14:32:38

By Angus MacSwan SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - The election of Evo Morales as Bolivia's president poses new challenges to the Bush administration in Latin America, where its unpopularity is growing and the left is on the ascendancy. U.S. officials have tried to demonize Evo Morales, a former leader of coca farmers and the country's first Indian leader, since he first came to prominence. He himself has called his Movement Toward Socialism a "nightmare" for Washington. But Morales...

2005-12-19 14:43:59

By Adriana Barrera COCHABAMBA, Bolivia (Reuters) - Evo Morales, who won Bolivia's presidential election on vows to end a U.S. campaign against coca growing, stepped up his criticism of American anti-drug policies on Monday, accusing Washington of using drug fighting efforts to militarize the region. In his first news conference since claiming victory on Sunday Morales -- who took a surprisingly strong majority and will be Bolivia's first Indian leader -- insisted he was opposed to...

2005-12-19 11:22:39

By Fiona Ortiz LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Evo Morales, who challenges U.S. anti-drug policies, was set to become Bolivia's first Indian president and join Latin America's shift to leftist leadership after winning an unexpectedly large majority in Sunday's elections. Morales' rivals conceded defeat when results tabulated by local media showed him taking slightly more than 50 percent of the vote, much higher than predicted. With 8 percent of the official ballot tallied, Morales led...

2005-12-19 02:54:10

By Fiona Ortiz LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Evo Morales, who challenges U.S. anti-drug policies, is set to become Bolivia's first Indian president and join Latin America's shift to leftist leadership after winning an unexpectedly large majority in Sunday's elections. Morales' rivals conceded defeat when results tabulated by local media from official results showed him taking slightly more than 50 percent of the vote, much higher than predicted. Electoral officials were due to release...

2005-12-18 23:17:43

By Kevin Gray LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Evo Morales, a leftist former coca leaf farmer vowing to be a "nightmare for the U.S.," was poised to become Bolivia's first indigenous president on Sunday after likely clinching one of the biggest electoral victories in the country's history. Morales appeared certain to take office in January when his rivals conceded defeat and results tabulated by local media showed him garnering slightly more than 50 percent of the vote, much higher than...

2005-12-18 21:11:22

By Kevin Gray LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Leftist Evo Morales, a former coca leaf farmer who says he is a "nightmare for the U.S.," was poised to become Bolivia's first indigenous president on Sunday after his conservative rival conceded defeat. Former president Jorge Quiroga, running a distant second place, bowed out of the race after results tabulated by local media showed Morales garnering close to 50 percent of the vote. "I congratulate the candidates of MAS that have carried out...

2005-12-18 20:07:23

By Kevin Gray LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Leftist Evo Morales, who says he is a "nightmare for the U.S.," held an ample lead over his conservative rival in Bolivia's presidential election on Sunday and appeared on the verge of becoming the country's first Indian leader. Morales, who has vowed to roll back a U.S-backed campaign to eradicate coca leaf growing, had between 47 percent and 50 percent support, according to results tabulated by four local television stations. The results...

2005-12-18 12:24:18

By Kevin Gray LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Bolivians went to the polls on Sunday in a presidential election that may hand power to their first Indian president -- a coca-leaf farm leader who calls his leftist movement "a nightmare for the U.S." Evo Morales, an admirer of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, is expected to receive the most votes -- 34 percent, according to recent opinion polls. If Congress upholds the outcome he will join a new generation of leftists in power in...


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