Tag: Evo Morales

Evo Morales
Thursday, July 16th 2015 - 09:15 UTC

CFK and Morales unveil a 16 meters high statue of independence heroine

The Juana Azurduy 25-ton statue replaces a controversial statue of Christopher Columbus that was taken down in 2013 after ninety years.

The presidents of Argentina and Bolivia have unveiled a statue of Bolivian war of independence heroine Juana Azurduy. The 25-ton, 16-meter-high statue replaces a controversial statue of Christopher Columbus that was taken down in 2013 after ninety years.

Thursday, July 16th 2015 - 09:03 UTC

Bolivian private sector not convinces of full incorporation to Mercosur

President Evo Morales has confirmed he will be participating of the Mercosur midyear summit taking place in Brasilia

Bolivia's incorporation as a full member of Mercosur will be addressed as of Thursday in Brasilia at the group's two-day presidential summit, an issue which could be completed by the first half of next year, despite some warnings from Bolivia's private sector.

Saturday, July 11th 2015 - 05:59 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas, Puerto Rico and Bolivia's sea outlet claim, in Pope's agenda, reveals Morales

“You told me there are three pending issues in Latin America and the Caribbean: Puerto Rico, Malvinas and the sea for Bolivia”, said Morales

Bolivian president Evo Morales revealed on Friday that Pope Francis told him that there are three pending issues in the continent, Puerto Rico, Falklands/Malvinas and Bolivia's sea outlet claim. The pope has been recognized by all sides as the 'bridge' which helped bring together Cuba and the US after over half a century of mutual distancing.

Thursday, July 9th 2015 - 06:51 UTC

Francis in Bolivia greeted as a 'brother' with 'a message of hope and liberation'

Francis welcomed the “important steps” Morales' government had made “to include wide sectors in the country's economic, social and political life.”

Pope Francis greeted Bolivia with a message of inclusion, a central theme of his three-nation tour to his home continent, as he arrived in South America's poorest nation. Landing in La Paz early in the evening, thousands of faithful -- many of whom had spent a chilly night outdoors waiting for him -- welcomed the pope as choirs sang in the indigenous Aymara language.

Thursday, June 11th 2015 - 00:29 UTC

Bolivia's Morales does not support Mercosur/EU deal based on 'competitive' trade

“Trade must be focused on solidarity and not in competitiveness if we really want to end poverty”, insisted the president of Bolivia

Bolivian president Evo Morales said that if Mercosur insists in forging a trade agreement with the European Union, Bolivia will have to 'withdraw“, because ”we support solidarity and not competitive trade”. Morales is in Brussels attending the EU/Celac heads of government and state summit which takes off on Thursday.

Tuesday, May 5th 2015 - 09:25 UTC

Chile asks World Court to throw out Bolivia's sea outlet claim: 'dispute has been settled'

“Bolivia is challenging the stability of borders and sovereign territory solemnly agreed in a peace treaty signed 111 years ago,” said Felipe Bulnes Serrano

Landlocked Bolivia went to the World Court on Monday, seeking to force Chile to negotiate the granting of a corridor of sovereign territory giving it access to the sea for its natural gas and mineral exports. Bolivia lost its coastal territory after being defeated by Chile in the 1880s War of the Pacific. Peru an ally of Bolivia also lost territory.

Wednesday, March 11th 2015 - 05:23 UTC

Bolivia names first woman army General; daughter of the officer who captured Che Guevara

Gina Reque Terán is daughter of retired general Luis Reque Teran, who led the Bolivian army’s operations against Guevara’s rebel forces in 1967.

Bolivia has named its first woman army general, the daughter of the military commander who led the final operation against Che Guevara, the state news agency said Monday.

Friday, January 23rd 2015 - 06:10 UTC

Morales is sworn in for a third period promises to reduce poverty to 8% by 2020

 “In a short time we have improved the economic and social situation but we still have to consolidate our transformation process” said the Bolivian leader

President of Bolivia Evo Morales on Thursday was sworn in for the third time as his country's head of state, and set as his primary objective reduce further poverty levels up to the end of his term in 2020.

Thursday, January 22nd 2015 - 05:38 UTC

Morales invested as Indian leader in Andean ritual calls to defend Mother Earth Pachamama

The rituals took place on the eve of Morales official inauguration in the Bolivian Congress, an event that will begin his third consecutive term as president (Pic AP)

Bolivian President Evo Morales called Wednesday for a halt to “the crazy race of destroying the Earth in the name of development” after being invested as Indian leader in a ritual at the pre-Colombian ruins of Tiahuanaco, located some 71 kilometers from La Paz.

Monday, December 29th 2014 - 07:57 UTC

YPFB-Andina awarded exploration rights in Santa Cruz areas

Bolivia's economy is growing stronger, exports rise, oil exploration keeps pace

Bolivia's export 6.3 % higher than despite drop in gas volumes. Economic growth, foreign investment continue

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