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2006-07-05 15:39:10

SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Bolivia and Chile are making progress in a process that could eventually lead to re-establishing full diplomatic relations that were severed almost 30 years ago, the new Bolivian consul to Chile said on Wednesday. Consul Jose Pinelo told reporters the two countries have still not begun formal talks on diplomatic relations but said the government of President Evo Morales is interested in strengthening bilateral ties. "In reality we haven't yet begun a...

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....

2006-03-11 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...

2006-03-08 20:58:33

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. Morales, who once described his movement as a "nightmare for the U.S.," announced the meeting at a news conference in which he reiterated sharp criticism of the United States after a string of spats in recent weeks. "I have asked that...

2006-01-07 22:03:21

BEIJING (Reuters) - Bolivian president-elect Evo Morales arrived in China on Sunday, his latest stop on a global tour to discuss exploiting the country's massive natural gas reserves and seek aid for South America's poorest economy. China has been courting resource-rich developing countries and Bolivia's gas and tin reserves are likely to appeal to the energy-hungry nation. Morales did not speak to the press after touching down in Beijing, where talks were scheduled on Sunday with...

2005-12-23 23:52:14

MADRID (Reuters) - A church-controlled radio station apologized on Friday for a stunt in which a radio comic posing as Spain's prime minister called Bolivia's future president, sparking a row involving Spain, Bolivia and the Vatican. Spain and Bolivia accepted the apology by Cope radio, whose comic, pretending to be Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, telephoned Evo Morales and implied that Bolivia and Spain would join a left-wing axis involving Cuba and Venezuela. "We are...

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...


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