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Montevideo, January 19th 2019 - 17:52 UTC

Tag: Bolivia

  • Friday, January 18th 2019 - 10:12 UTC

    Evo Morales’ Bolivia: Abiding the constitution or ensuring the results of sustained economic growth

    Evo Morales, a former leader of a coca-growers’ union, has won three elections fairly and by large margins. He hopes to win a fourth in October

    The Economist has published a piece on Bolivia and its first indigenous president, Evo Morales, who has managed the economy of the continent's poorest country with sustained success during thirteen years. But he has also a strong authoritarian attitude, given his dominance of government branches, and the support of the electorate, mostly indigenous or mestizo. In this scenario, he is running for a fourth consecutive presidential period, which the Constitution bans.

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  • Monday, January 14th 2019 - 08:45 UTC

    Italian political militant at large for years extradited from Bolivia/Brazil to Rome

    Cesare Battisti, 64, is wanted for four murders in Italy during the 1970s, which denies committing. He belonged to the Armed Proletarians for Communism

    An Italian former communist militant captured in Bolivia is on a plane back to Rome, officials have confirmed. Cesare Battisti, 64, is wanted for four murders in Italy during the 1970s, which he denies committing. He was extradited after being found in Santa Cruz de La Sierra in an international police operation.

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  • Thursday, January 10th 2019 - 10:03 UTC

    Claims of Uruguayan ruling coalition involvement in money laundering with Chavista regimes

     Maduro will take the oath of office this Thursday before the Supreme Court ignoring the Legislative Assembly he does not control

    Uruguay and Bolivia will be the only South American countries attending this Thursday the inauguration of Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro for a second five year mandate. A regime which has become an increasingly international pariah for its non democratic practices, human rights abuses, and disastrous management of the economy creating a major humanitarian crisis with food and essential pharmaceutical shortages while some three million of Venezuelans have fled the country in desperation.

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  • Wednesday, December 26th 2018 - 09:09 UTC

    Argentine woman freed after being abducted 32 years ago

    The whereabouts of the woman, who is now 45 and originally from Mar del Plata, had been unknown until earlier this year when police received a tip-off

    An Argentine woman seized in the 1980s by people traffickers has been reunited with her family in a joint operation by Argentine and Bolivian police. The whereabouts of the woman, who is now 45, had been unknown until earlier this year when police received a tip-off she was in Bermejo, south Bolivia.

  • Wednesday, December 19th 2018 - 08:49 UTC

    Bolivia offers to join Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay 2030 World Cup bid

    Morales made the offer to equally passionate presidents Macri of Argentina, Uruguay’s Vazquez and Paraguay's Abdo Benitez at the regional Mercosur summit

    Bolivia’s football-mad President Evo Morales has offered his Argentine, Uruguayan and Paraguayan counterparts help in their joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup.
    Morales made the offer to the equally passionate presidents, Mauricio Macri of Argentina, Uruguay’s Tabare Vazquez and Paraguayan Mario Abdo Benitez during regional Mercosur heads of state meeting in Montevideo.

  • Tuesday, December 18th 2018 - 07:48 UTC

    Evo to attend Bolsonaro's inauguration in Brasilia Jan. 1

    “We have been invited and we are communicating that we are going to participate,” Pary said.

    Bolivia's President Evo Morales will attend the inauguration of Brazil's new president, Jair Bolsonaro, on January 1 in Brasilia, Foreign Minister Diego Pary announced Monday.

  • Friday, December 14th 2018 - 09:13 UTC

    Evo compares himself with Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

    “Is the best player going to get out?” Evo says it's “impossible!”

    Bolivian President Evo Morales Thursday downplayed criticism against him being allowed to seek yet another reelection despite a constitutional ban and the “nay” victory at the February 21, 2016 referendum with which he tried to circumvent it by saying it would be as if stars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo could not play for their national football teams.

  • Thursday, December 13th 2018 - 09:04 UTC

    Bolivia, Germany agree to join efforts in extracting lithium from Uyuni

    The joint venture will create “competitive mining, now that lithium gains importance as an industrial raw material,” explained Altmaier.

    Germany and Bolivia will join forces for the extraction of lithium, as Europe's largest economy moves to secure supplies for battery-powered vehicles, which are believed to be looming over, the German government announced Wednesday.

  • Friday, December 7th 2018 - 16:39 UTC

    Angry Bolivians demonstrate against Evo's candidacy

    The Electoral High Court (TSE) decided to allow incumbent President Evo Morales and Vice-president Álvaro García Linera to seek re-election despite the country's Constitution

    Demonstrators marched in most Bolivian big cities Thursday to complain against the Electoral High Court (TSE)'s decision to allow incumbent President Evo Morales and Vice-president Álvaro García Linera to seek re-election despite the country's Constitution and what the people voted for in the February 21, 2016 referendum.

  • Wednesday, December 5th 2018 - 10:21 UTC

    Bolivia's electoral court allows Evo to seek reelection despite 21F referendum

    Evo Morales back on the run for another presidential term, regardless of the Constitution and the voice of the people.

    Bolivia's Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) Tuesday ruled by 3 votes to 2 that incumbent President Evo Morales and Vice-president Álvaro García Linera were allowed to run at the Movement to Socialism (MAS)'s primary elections to be held on January 27, 2019, where candidates for December's general elections are to be picked.

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