Tag: David Choquehuanca

David Choquehuanca
Tuesday, August 27th 2013 - 01:19 UTC

Brazilian foreign minister removed following diplomatic incident with Bolivia

Ambassador  Figueiredo Machado, the new Foreign minister.

Brazilian foreign minister Antonio Patriota has stepped down and will be replaced by the current representative before United Nations Ambassador Luis Alberto Figueiredo Machado, it was confirmed Monday evening by the spokesperson from President Dilma Rousseff’s office.

Saturday, July 20th 2013 - 05:22 UTC

All four EU countries involved in the Morales plane incident have officially apologized

Foreign minister David Choquehuanca made the announcement

Italy and Portugal have officially apologized for involvement in illegally re-routing the plane carrying Bolivian President Evo Morales earlier this month during a flight home from Moscow. On 3 July a number Western European countries closed their airspace to the presidential aircraft on a false suspicion that leaker of US electronic spying Edward Snowden was onboard, forcing the plane to land in Vienna.

Tuesday, July 9th 2013 - 06:26 UTC

Bolivia wants EU ambassadors to reveal who said Snowden was aboard Morales plane

Communications Minister Amanda Davila said. “Who spread that fallacy, that lie?”

Bolivia demanded France, Portugal, Spain and Italy reveal who told them that former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden was aboard President Evo Morales' flight from Moscow last week.

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013 - 03:25 UTC

Evo Morales' plane rerouted on suspicion Snowden on board.

Choquehuanca said France and Portugal “put at risk the life of the president.”

The plane carrying Bolivian President Evo Morales home from Russia was rerouted to Austria on Tuesday after France and Portugal refused to let it cross their airspace because of suspicions that NSA leaker Edward Snowden was on board, the country's foreign minister said.

Thursday, April 25th 2013 - 02:09 UTC

Bolivia takes Chile to the International Court of Justice to reclaim sea outlet

President Evo Morales inspecting a formation of the Bolivian Navy

Landlocked Bolivia sued neighboring Chile on Wednesday in the Hague before the International Court of Justice as it pressed a longstanding claim to recover land lost in a 19th century war and thus regain access to the sea.<br />
Chile quickly responded that the issue was not negotiable.

Monday, January 14th 2013 - 06:38 UTC

Major victory for President Morales: UN accepts “coca leaf chewing” in Bolivia

President Morales in one of his many trips abroad chewing a coca leaf

Bolivia will again belong to the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs after its bid to rejoin with a reservation that it does not accept the treaty’s requirement that “coca leaf chewing must be banned” was successful Friday. Opponents needed one-third of the 184 signatory countries to object, but fell far, far short despite objections by the US and the International Narcotics Control Board.

Monday, November 26th 2012 - 22:57 UTC

Bolivian plans to belong to CAN and Mercosur face several hurdles

 Foreign minister Choquehuanca says why not? But soybean farmers warn of Argentine and Brazilian competition

Foreign minister David Choquehuanca argued that Bolivia can become a full member of Mercosur and continue with the Community of Andean Nations, CAN, and can’t be forced to abandon a block to join another.

Thursday, November 22nd 2012 - 13:55 UTC

Bolivia formally invited to join Mercosur as full member at December’s summit

Foreign minister Choquehuanca said President Evo Morales will be attending the summit and give a reply

Bolivia was formally invited to join Mercosur as a full member for which negotiations can begin in the coming summit December 7 in Brasilia. The invitation was made official by Mercosur High Commissioner Ivan Ramalho during a visit to La Paz where the met with Foreign minister David Choquehuanca and Economy and Planning ministers Luis Arce and Viviana Caro.

Wednesday, October 31st 2012 - 06:56 UTC

Bolivia asks Sean Penn to help lobby in the dispute with Chile over a sea outlet

The US actor who is also a close friend of Chavez, played in a soccer match with Morales

Bolivia asked visiting Oscar-winner Sean Penn Tuesday to help lobby for La Paz to regain a bit of Pacific coast, and escape the ranks of landlocked states. Evo Morales, the populist president of the arid nation high in the Andes, asked the US actor to help its campaign to press Chile to overhaul treaties that ended a 19th-century war that cost Bolivia its coast and gave the land to Chile.

Thursday, August 2nd 2012 - 06:46 UTC

The next December solstice celebration in Bolivia will have Coca Cola after all

Choquehuanca opened his heart and some weird things came to light

Bolivia said on Wednesday that statements from Foreign minister David Choquehuanca about “the end of Coca Cola” were taken out of context adding there are no plans to expulse the US Company from the country, as published in the local media.

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