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2008-11-02 03:00:12

The Bolivian government will take over anti-drug efforts in Bolivia, replacing the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, President Evo Morales said Saturday. Morales said he was suspending DEA operations in a speech he gave in a remote area, which was broadcast throughout Bolivia, CNN reported. The DEA said it had received no official notification from the Bolivian government. More than a month ago, Morales ordered DEA agents to leave the Chapare region, the major cocaine area. He said he...

2008-09-12 15:00:09

The Brazilian government is against any attempt to overthrow the government in Bolivia, a foreign policy official says. Marco Aurelio Garcia, the foreign policy adviser for Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, said a coup may occur in the neighboring country as opposition protesters have been clashing with Bolivian troops, Mercopress said Friday. Garcia said Thursday that the Brazilian government would oppose any attempts to create a substitute "constitutional government" in the...

2008-09-12 09:00:05

By Matthew Lee Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration on Thursday ordered the expulsion of Bolivia's ambassador to the U.S. after Bolivia expelled the U.S. envoy there in an escalating tit-for-tat. Hours later, Venezuela's president, in what he called a solidarity move, ordered the U.S. ambassador in Caracas to leave the country. "In response to unwarranted actions and in accordance with the Vienna Convention (on diplomatic protocol), we have officially informed the...

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2008-09-03 09:30:00

Coca leaf production in the South American Andean nations is booming, thanks in part to a steep rise in cocaine demand from Brazil, local officials say. The supply of Andean cocaine now exceeds that of the earlier industry boom in the 1990s despite billions of dollars in U.S. anti-drug money funneled to Colombia, Peru and Bolivia, The New York Times reported Wednesday. Poor farmers say they can't make ends meet by raising oranges or coffee, and so are turning to increased coca production,...

2006-05-28 13:56:29

By Lorraine Orlandi CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Sunday accused the United States of trying to stir up a military rebellion against his left-wing Bolivian ally President Evo Morales. Chavez, at the forefront of a leftist shift that is challenging American influence in Latin America, blames Washington for a 2002 coup attempt that briefly toppled his own government. "The (U.S.) Embassy in Bolivia is already whispering in the ears of the Bolivian...

2006-05-12 10:46:48

By William Schomberg and Boris Groendahl VIENNA (Reuters) - The leftist presidents of Venezuela and Bolivia resisted calls by European and fellow Latin American leaders on Friday to soften their hard-line policies on foreign investment, energy and trade. Venezuela's Hugo Chavez and his new ally Evo Morales of Bolivia, both running countries with increasingly important energy supplies, dominated the summit of about 60 heads of state which should have focused on new trade and...

2006-05-12 08:24:15

By William Schomberg and Boris Groendahl VIENNA (Reuters) - The leftist presidents of Venezuela and Bolivia confronted European and Latin American leaders with their brand of socialism on Friday, claiming a new era had dawned on their continent. Hugo Chavez, who once led a failed coup attempt before winning power via the ballot box, condemned the pro-market policies which many Latin American states have adopted in the last 20 years but are increasingly out of favor with voters....

2006-04-29 17:25:33

By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) - Leftist leaders of Cuba, Venezuela and Bolivia on Saturday signed a comprehensive integration agreement and trade accord cast as an alternative to U.S. plans for a free-trade pact with the Latin American region. Bolivian President Evo Morales signed on to a year-old political, social and economic integration agreement between Cuba and Venezuela dubbed the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas, or ALBA, after South American independence hero Simon...

2006-03-13 18:35:00

LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Bolivian President Evo Morales, a coca farmer who has called himself a nightmare for Washington, has invited U.S. President George W. Bush to visit the country, a Bolivian official said on Monday. Morales has formed close relationships with communist Cuba and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, and Washington has been wary of Morales' leftist ideology and his policy to defend coca growing in Bolivia -- the world's third-biggest cocaine producer after Colombia and...

2006-03-11 15:25:00

By Sue Pleming VALPARAISO, Chile -- Bolivia's new president, Evo Morales, discussed his country's fight against illegal drugs on Saturday with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and then gave her a guitar decorated with coca leaves. The leftist leader of the world's third-biggest cocaine producer, who went into politics as the head of Bolivia's coca growers group, greeted Rice warmly in their first meeting since he took office in January. During his campaigning, Morales tagged himself a...


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