September 12, 2006

News Round Up

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The world coveraga about Bolivia has definitely increased since Morales poped up. The amoung of news reports has increased manyfold. Yes, the main sources for the English world continue to be Reuters and AP, but many other newspapers grab those reports and print them on their pages. This time, I am including links to rews reports from Yahoo and Google news services. The main topics are, Morales' trip to the US and the general strikes of last Friday.

Bolivia leader wants to preach human rights to Bush
Reuters via Yahoo! News Mon, 11 Sep 2006 7:48 PM PDT
Before embarking on a trip that includes the United States, Bolivia's leftist leader Evo Morales said on Monday he would like to meet President George W. Bush to tell him "some truths about human rights."

Bolivia's Morales to Bypass Washington Mon, 11 Sep 2006 6:58 PM PDT
LA PAZ, Bolivia - President Evo Morales said Monday that his first trip to the United States since taking office will not include a stop in Washington.

Morales itching to tell Bush 'home truths'
Aljazeera Mon, 11 Sep 2006 9:50 PM PDT
Bolivia's president has admitted that if he gets the opportunity to do so he would like to tell the US president "some truths about human rights".

Bolivian Ambassador to U.S. Breaks with Tradition
NPR Mon, 11 Sep 2006 7:03 AM PDT
Ever since the left-leaning activist Evo Morales swept to power in Bolivia, he has been trying to shake things up in the Andean country. He named a former maid as Justice Minister and sent a singer to become Bolivia's ambassador to France. The man that he sent to Washington is Gustavo Guzman, a journalist with no background in diplomacy. Michele Kelemen reports.
Dream Team of U.S. Bashers Gathers in Cuba
ABC News Mon, 11 Sep 2006 8:18 PM PDT
With a Who's Who of Third World Leaders in Havana, Everyone Wants to Know: Where's Fidel?

Venezuela Dependent on High Oil Price
AP via Yahoo! Finance Mon, 11 Sep 2006 3:02 PM PDT
With OPEC countries concerned over weaker oil prices at this week's ministerial meeting, Venezuela stands out as the most vulnerable exporter in the club as President Hugo Chavez's domestic and foreign policies hinge on record revenue from oil sales.

Held to ransom in the sporadic siege of the Bolivian state
Financial Times Mon, 11 Sep 2006 7:14 PM PDT
Latin American cities are typically based around a central square flanked by a cathedral, city hall and other municipal buildings.
Strike against Morales highlights Bolivia's deep divisions

International Herald Tribune - France
LA PAZ, Bolivia Opponents of President Evo Morales stayed home from work and blocked key thoroughfares in four Bolivian cities Friday to protest his party's ...

'Huge support' for Bolivia strike
BBC News - UK
Opposition leaders in five of Bolivia's nine provinces have claimed massive support for a one-day strike in protest at plans to rewrite the constitution. ...

Ten hurt during protests against Bolivia's Morales
Reuters - USA
LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Supporters of leftist President Evo Morales clashed with opposition protesters striking over constitutional reform plans on Friday ...

Lock-out triggers harsh power struggle in Bolivia
Pravda - Moscow,Russia
... The opposition says the move hides the intention of Evo Morales to overturn Bolivia’s democracy and turn the country into a “totalitarian dictatorship”. ...
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Isolated violence and clashes as regional strike hits Bolivia
Monsters and - Glasgow,UK
La Paz - Scattered violence between government and opposition groups took place across Bolivia Friday as four of the country's nine regions launched a 24-hour ...

Bolivia Morales for Assembly Dialog
Escambray - Sancti Spiritus,Cuba
... After recognizing that marches and other forms of protest in Bolivia are constitutional, he said they must be due to the will of a movement or a social sector ...