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By Helen Popper LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Bolivian President Evo Morales said on Wednesday economic issues would dominate a weekend meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the first high-level talks between the leftist and Washington.
LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - In the first sign of high-level dialogue between socialist Bolivia and the United States, Bolivia's President Evo Morales announced on Wednesday he will meet with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
Increased political clout of coca growers in Bolivia and Peru has farmers growing more coca in a trend that is causing concern in Washington, the U.S. State Department said in a report on Wednesday.
By Francois Murphy VIENNA (Reuters) - The synthetic drug methamphetamine has become a greater concern in the United States and other countries than heroin or cocaine, the U.N. narcotics watchdog said on Wednesday.
By Carlos Quiroga LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Bolivian President Evo Morales criticized the United States on Thursday for canceling the visa of one of his closest confidantes in the leftist leader's first run-in with Washington since taking power a month ago. Sen.
LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - A Bolivian senator, a close ally of President Evo Morales known for her raucous chanting of "Long live coca, Death to the Yankees!," said on Wednesday the United States had canceled her entry visa.
Bolivian President Evo Morales said on Sunday he had found common ground with the United States in less than a month as president -- even on the sensitive issue of drugs policy.
LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Bolivia's foreign minister says coca leaves, the raw material for cocaine, are so nutritious they should be included on school breakfast menus. "Coca has more calcium than milk.
By Mario Roque COCHABAMBA, Bolivia (Reuters) - Bolivian President Evo Morales urged his coca farmer allies on Saturday to respect limits on cultivation, saying that was the best way to fight cocaine trafficking and support his government.
By Helen Popper LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Washington's ambassador to Bolivia suggested on Wednesday that the eradication of coca plants must continue if the South American country is to keep receiving millions of dollars in U.S. aid.
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).