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2006-08-28 17:27:09

LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - President Evo Morales on Monday replaced the head of Bolivia's state oil company YPFB, who had faced accusations of corruption months after he was appointed to the post. The Bolivian leader named Juan Carlos Ortiz, a top YPFB official, to take over from Jorge Alvarado. Ortiz previously worked for foreign energy companies including Brazil's Petrobras, the biggest investor in Bolivia's gas and oil industry, analysts said. The corruption scandal has...

2006-07-02 22:15:43

By Helen Popper LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - The leftist party led by Bolivian President Evo Morales will dominate a national assembly elected on Sunday to rewrite the country's constitution, but it will not have absolute control, unofficial projected results showed. Constitutional reform was a key election promise of coca farmer Morales, the South American nation's first indigenous president, and he has billed the effort as a way to cement his leftist reforms and empower the poor,...

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. Constitutional reform was an election pledge of coca farmer Morales, the South American nation's first indigenous president, and he has billed the effort as a way to cement his leftist reforms and empower the poor, indigenous majority....

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. Constitutional reform was a key election promise of coca farmer Morales, who took office as the South American country's first indigenous president in January vowing to end 500 years of domination by a white elite. "Today is the start of Bolivia's...

2006-06-28 19:49:34

By Helen Popper LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Bolivians go to the polls on Sunday to elect a national assembly to rewrite the constitution, a project President Evo Morales says will give more power to the country's poor indigenous majority. Constitutional reform was a major election promise of leftist Morales, who took office as the South American country's first indigenous president in January vowing to end 500 years of domination by a white elite. Sunday's vote -- which includes a...

2006-06-25 17:10:15

By Mario Roque LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Bolivian President Evo Morales has scrapped a proposal to drop religious education from the school curriculum because of opposition by the country's powerful Catholic Church. About 80 percent of Bolivians are Catholics and the leftist government's proposal to replace religion lessons with ethics classes has been one of the few issues to spark controversy as the country prepares to rewrite its constitution. Bolivians go to the polls next...

2006-06-17 16:19:45

LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Bolivian President Evo Morales visited a coca-growing region on Saturday to open a Venezuelan-funded factory where coca leaves will be made into legal products such as tea and soft drinks. Morales rose in politics as the leader of Bolivia's coca farmers and part of his anti-drug policy is to encourage licit uses for coca -- the plant used to make cocaine, which is also revered by Andean peoples for its medicinal properties. "Manufacturing coca (products)...

2006-06-13 23:34:06

QUITO, Ecuador (Reuters)- Bolivia's first indigenous president Evo Morales on Tuesday told hundreds of cheering Indians in Ecuador's capital to keep fighting for more control of their country's natural resources. "Our people are not going to be truly free until we nationalize our natural resources," Morales told a crowd of poncho-clad Indians cramped inside a theater across the street from the United States Embassy. He was in Quito for a gathering of Andes-region presidents. Morales...

2006-05-30 07:36:26

Please read in second paragraph ... former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher ... instead of ... the late Margaret Thatcher... . A corrected story follows: By Bernd Debusmann, Special Correspondent SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - She is young, attractive, upper middle class and U.S.-educated. Until recently, she was close to Bolivian President Evo Morales. Now, Adriana Gil leads a rival party and her career goal is clear: "I want to be my country's first woman president." Her...

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2006-03-27 08:25:00

By Robin Emmott PICHARI, Peru -- At the orders of their mayor, artisans in Peru's jungle recently put the finishing touches on a giant monument to the coca leaf, a defiant tribute to the plant that fuels the cocaine trade and provides a living for thousands of Peruvian peasants. The concrete monument in the impoverished central jungle hamlet of Pichari, which the town hall aims to unveil next month, underscores growing rural support for coca leaf, which was declared illegal in a 1961 U.N...


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