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Tag: Evo Morales

  • Monday, May 20th 2019 - 09:59 UTC

    Morales launches his presidential campaign for a fourth five-year term

    In the next “10 years, maybe 15 years, maximum 20 years, Bolivia will be an economic power,” Morales promised in his speech

    Bolivian President Evo Morales launched this weekend his campaign for a fourth term, rejecting opposition allegations that he leads a corrupt and dictatorial government. Morales, 59, is Bolivia's first indigenous president and is aiming to be reelected in October.

  • Tuesday, April 23rd 2019 - 09:11 UTC

    Bolivia considering exporting natural gas from liquefaction terminals in Argentina

    Morales discussed the plans with his counterpart, Mauricio Macri, in Buenos Aires, where they also touched on other proposals to widen energy integration.

    Bolivia is looking at exporting natural gas globally through liquefaction terminals to be built in Argentina, and to buy crude from its southern neighbor, Bolivian President Evo Morales said on Monday, a move that would compensate for dwindling sales of its main export to Argentina and Brazil.

  • Thursday, March 21st 2019 - 10:07 UTC

    Bolivian elections on October 20, not to coincide with Argentina and Uruguay

    The reasoning for the decision is down to the large number of Bolivians that live in Argentina. Around 100,000 are registered to vote in the ballot.

    General elections in Bolivia will now be held on Sunday, October 20, a week earlier than first planned, in order not to clash with elections in Argentina and Uruguay scheduled for October 27. Bolivia's Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) confirmed the decision this week.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 - 19:43 UTC

    Mercosur leaders agreed on need for reforms in the midst of Bolsonaro's threat to leave

    Before passing the group's rotating presidency over to Argentina, Vázquez and his colleagues took a minute to bid farewell to Michel Temer in his last Mercosur appearance

    The presidents of all Mercosur member and associate countries gathered Tuesday in Montevideo for a summit to redefine the bloc's future, in light of recent statements from Brazil's future government that the region will not be among the priorities of Jair Bolsonaro when he becomes president on January 1.

  • Saturday, December 15th 2018 - 04:32 UTC

    ALBA - TCP renews commitment against US influence in the region at Havanna Summit

    “Had it not been for the ALBA, imperialism would have already intervened militarily in Venezuela,” said the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves.

    Latin American leftwing governments which strongly oppose Washington's policies for the region gathered in Havanna at the XVI Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples and the Treaty of Commerce of the Peoples (ALBA - TCP) to renew their regional commitment.

  • 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.

  • 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.