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2006-04-18 22:58:26

LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Three Bolivian government ministers were kidnapped near the Brazilian border by townspeople who demanded the legalization of a foreign-owned steel plant in their village, the government said on Tuesday. Planning Minister Carlos Villegas, Economic Development Minister Celinda Sosa and Mining Minister Walter Villarroel were being held hostage in the southeastern town of Puerto Suarez, Bolivian Defense Minister Walker San Miguel told the state news agency...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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