Latest La Paz Stories

2006-02-03 11:49:23

By Helen Popper LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Bolivian President Evo Morales has walked a careful and pragmatic path in his first two weeks in office, despite predictions he might emulate Venezuela's Hugo Chavez as a leftist antagonist of Washington.

2006-01-23 12:07:16

By Mary Milliken LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Bolivia's first indigenous president, Evo Morales, turned to fellow socialists, Indians, grass-roots activists and women to form his Cabinet on Monday and ordered them to root out corruption and adopt a new leftist economic model.

2006-01-22 19:42:00

By Mary Milliken LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Leftist coca grower leader Evo Morales was sworn in on Sunday as the first indigenous president of Bolivia with ambitious plans to overhaul South America's poorest nation and reverse five centuries of discrimination against the Indian majority.

2006-01-22 04:39:58

By Mary Milliken LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Bolivia will swear in leftist Evo Morales as its first indigenous president on Sunday in a festive climate as the poor Indian majority celebrates the long-awaited rise to power of one of its own.

2006-01-20 11:06:45

By Helen Popper LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Bolivians rich and poor are hoping the inauguration of Evo Morales as their first indigenous president on Sunday will herald the start of a new era of peace and growth after years of turmoil.

2005-12-20 17:35:12

DUBAI (Reuters) - The leftist winner of Bolivia's presidential election, Evo Morales, was quoted on Tuesday as calling President George W. Bush a "terrorist," but a spokesman in La Paz said the remark must have been mistranslated.

2005-12-18 23:17:43

By Kevin Gray LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Evo Morales, a leftist former coca leaf farmer vowing to be a "nightmare for the U.S.," was poised to become Bolivia's first indigenous president on Sunday after likely clinching one of the biggest electoral victories in the country's history.

2005-12-18 20:07:23

By Kevin Gray LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Leftist Evo Morales, who says he is a "nightmare for the U.S.," held an ample lead over his conservative rival in Bolivia's presidential election on Sunday and appeared on the verge of becoming the country's first Indian leader.

2005-12-18 15:56:58

By Kevin Gray LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Bolivians went to the polls on Sunday in a presidential election that may hand power to their first Indian president -- a coca-leaf farm leader who calls his leftist movement "a nightmare for the U.S." Evo Morales, an admirer of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, is expected to receive the most votes -- 34 percent, according to recent opinion polls.

2005-12-17 15:30:35

By Kevin Gray LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - The outgoing president on Saturday said Bolivia's presidential election, in which a leftist U.S. critic is favored to win, was a test for democracy in South America's poorest country.

Word of the Day
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.