December 27, 2006

A Late Merry Christmas

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I must apologize for not posting my wishes earlier, but where I was there was no internet. Nonetheless, I hope all the readers had a wonderful Christmas, and I wish you a New Year full of happiness, health and blessings. Once again, thank you for visiting MABB!

Here are newslinks I thought were interesting:

Bolivia's effort to deport Cuban dissident draws criticism
Miami Herald Wed, 27 Dec 2006 0:14 AM PST
A government human rights monitor on Tuesday called for the government to halt the deportation of a Cuban dissident critical of President Evo Morales' ties to Havana, saying the move could hurt Bolivia's image abroad.

Opposition Increases in Four Departments in Bolivia
Diario Las Americas Tue, 26 Dec 2006 10:54 AM PST
In the last few months, particularly the last few weeks, it has become evident in Bolivia that the government of Evo Morales is facing significant opposition in four Departments important in the political and economic life of the country that are confronting Morales’s attempts to form a constitutional assembly to approve a constitution that would facilitate his political ambitions.

Sen. Harry Reid Traveling to Bolivia This Week
KTVN Reno Tue, 26 Dec 2006 10:39 AM PST
Nevada's senior U-S Senator is heading south this week -- about as far south as you can go. Incoming Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will join a bipartisan delegation on a trip that includes stops in Bolivia and Ecuador, two members of Latin America's recently emerging left.

APM gives govt ultimatum on Karachipampa plant - Bolivia
Business News Americas Tue, 26 Dec 2006 1:26 PM PST
Canadian company Atlas Precious Metals (APM) expects Bolivian state mining company Comibol formally to hand over the Karachipampa polymetallic plant by January 30.

In prosperous Bolivian city of Santa Cruz, discontent over Morales reforms
International Herald Tribune Tue, 26 Dec 2006 6:50 AM PST
The nationalization of Bolivia's natural resources industries has won President Evo Morales few fans in this resource-rich city.

Duke may take $50M charge on asset sale via Yahoo! Finance Tue, 26 Dec 2006 12:06 PM PST
Duke Energy Corp. may take a $50 million impairment charge for the fourth quarter on the sale of hydroelectric assets in Bolivia, Reuters reports.

Duke Energy in Talks to Sell Bolivian Assets, Plans Impairment Tue, 26 Dec 2006 8:50 AM PST
Dec. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Duke Energy Corp., the largest U.S. utility owner, is in talks to sell assets in Bolivia including a stake in a hydroelectric dam.