Bolivians unhappy with Morales seeking third term

Bolivians unhappy with Morales seeking third term

LA PAZ, Bolivia, June 21 (UPI) -- Bolivians are beginning to voice disquiet over the way President Evo Morales is preparing to prolong his rule through constitutional devices that will likely enable him to seek re-election for a third term.
Obama in Mexico to talk immigration, trade, security

Obama in Mexico to talk immigration, trade, security

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto Thursday "renewed their commitment" to the U.S.-Mexico relationship, the White House said.

Morales expels USAID from Bolivia

LA PAZ, Bolivia, May 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Agency for International Development is being expelled from Bolivia, President Evo Morales announced Wednesday.

Venezuelans wait for hours to view Chavez

CARACAS, Venezuela, March 8 (UPI) -- Nicolas Maduro was sworn in as Venezuela's interim president Friday in Caracas, three days after his predecessor, Hugo Chavez, died of cancer.

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South American leaders support Maduro

South American leaders support Maduro

CARACAS, Venezuela, March 7 (UPI) -- South American leaders closed ranks around Venezuelan acting President Nicolas Maduro, the late Hugo Chavez's chosen successor, as Chavez lay in state Thursday.
Venezuelan President Chavez dies at 58

Venezuelan President Chavez dies at 58

CARACAS, Venezuela, March 5 (UPI) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez died Tuesday, Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced in a televised address. Chavez was 58.

Bolivia take-over spurs compensation calls

LA PAZ, Bolivia, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Bolivia's ties with Spain are beginning to nosedive after President Evo Morales ordered a third nationalization of Spanish commercial interests in the Latin American country in less than a year.

U.S. watching Venezuelan oil markets

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Energy Department said there was growing interest in the prospects for the Venezuelan oil sector given uncertainty about President Hugo Chavez' health.

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Bolivia charges Chile is regional danger

LIMA, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- The South American and Arab Countries summit in Lima got off to a shaky start after Bolivian President Evo Morales accused Chile of being a regional menace.

Bolivia to protect river dolphins

SUCRE, Bolivia, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Bolivia says Amazon pink dolphins, the country's only freshwater mammal species, will be protected under a new law.

Bolivia mine in crisis after protest death

LA PAZ, Bolivia, July 10 (UPI) -- Bolivia's mining industry is in crisis after the death of a protester and government moves to salvage the situation by considering seizure of a Canadian silver mine at the center of controversy.

Bolivia, Iran pledge closer ties

LA PAZ, Bolivia, June 20 (UPI) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad pledged Bolivia assistance with trade and technical expertise as he stopped over in La Paz.
Bolivia seizes Spanish electric company

Bolivia seizes Spanish electric company

LA PAZ, Bolivia, May 4 (UPI) -- As confusing signals go, Bolivia achieved a double whammy by seizing a Spanish power generation company hours before welcoming Spanish energy giant into the country.
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Evo Morales
The shadow of the conductor of honor guard band is seen during an official welcoming ceremony for Bolivian President Evo Morales (not seen) at the presidential premises in Tehran, Iran on September 1, 2008. (UPI Photo/Mohammad Kheirkhah)

Juan Evo Morales Ayma (born October 26, 1959), popularly known as Evo (Spanish pronunciation: ), is the 80th and current President of Bolivia, having held that position since 2006. Politically a socialist, his presidency has also seen a focus on implementing socialist policies in the country, introducing land reforms, nationalising various key industries and opposing United States and corporate involvement in the country's politics.

Born into a working class family in Isallawi village in the Orinoca Canton, Evo is of native Aymara descent. Initially pursuing various manual jobs such as llama herding, he eventually settled into growing coca, becoming actively involved in the cocalero movement, the coca growers' trade unions.

Morales was first elected President of Bolivia on December 18, 2005, with 53.7% of the popular vote. Two and a half years later he substantially increased this majority; in a recall referendum on August 14, 2008, more than two thirds of voters voted to keep him in office. Morales won presidential elections again in December 2009 with 63% and continued to his second term of presidency.

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