December 06, 2006

News on the Current Situation in Bolivia

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Here is a brief overview of the online press with articles about Bolivia's current situation and more:

Morales supporters clash with opponents in Bolivia
AlertNet Tue, 05 Dec 2006 6:48 PM PST
Source: Reuters LA PAZ, Bolivia, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Supporters of Bolivian President Evo Morales clashed on Tuesday with anti-government protesters who accuse him of trying to deprive the opposition of a voice in the ...

Morales supporters clash with opponents in Bolivia
Reuters via Yahoo!7 News Tue, 05 Dec 2006 1:45 PM PST
LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Supporters of Bolivian President Evo Morales clashed on Tuesday with anti-government protesters who accuse him of trying to deprive the opposition of a voice in the drafting of a new constitution, local media reported.

Chávez heads for Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia
El Universal Tue, 05 Dec 2006 12:43 PM PST
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez is to start Wednesday a tour of Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia and, possibly, Paraguay, to bolster regional integration plans. The ruler made the announcement after being proclaimed for the 2007-2013 term in office.
Bolivians Satisfied with Morales' Take on Chile
Angus Reid Tue, 05 Dec 2006 10:32 PM PST
- Many adults in Bolivia believe their president is dealing with a neighbouring country in a proper manner, according to a poll by Apoyo, Opinión y Mercado published in La Razón. 68 per cent of respondents approve of Evo Morales' strategy of seeking closer ties with Chilean president Michelle Bachelet.

Bolivian policies raise tensions in Brazil
Financial Times Tue, 05 Dec 2006 4:52 AM PST
Tension is mounting between the newly elected government of Bolivia and its biggest neighbour, Brazil, as Evo Morales, Bolivia’s leftwing nationalist president, begins to deliver on campaign promises to get tough with business interests, especially foreign ones.

House nears vote on wide-ranging trade bill
Reuters via Yahoo! News Tue, 05 Dec 2006 7:45 PM PST
The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday moved closer to a vote on a wide-ranging package of trade legislation, as lawmakers scrambled to finish their work for the year.

Lawmakers make last-minute push for trade bills
Reuters via Yahoo! News Tue, 05 Dec 2006 2:55 PM PST
U.S. lawmakers scrambled on Tuesday to put together a package of trade legislation for quick approval before Congress adjourns for the year.

Bolivia Government, Churh Agree on Schools

Prensa Latina - Havana,Cuba
La Paz, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government assured to the church the functioning of public and private education will be included in the new ...

United States and Bolivia Extend Cultural Property Protection ...
US Dept of State (press release) - Washington,DC,USA
The Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Bolivia extended for an additional five year period a Memorandum of ...

Bolivia Truce for Summit Success
Prensa Latina - Havana,Cuba
Cochabamba, Bolivia, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Twenty-four hours before the opening of the Social Summit for Integration of the Peoples, Bolivians hope to land a ...

Free Market News Network - Pompano Beach,FL,USA
... law. Bolivia’s poor welcome the law; however, experts warn that it could destabilize the nation’s fragile political foundation. ...

Correa Readies First Regional Tour
Prensa Latina - Havana,Cuba
... is returning on Tuesday from his rest in the Galapagos Islands to prepare his first international tour, which will take him to Brazil, Bolivia and Colombia. ...

South American countries agree to eliminate visa requirement for ...
Pittsburgh Post Gazette - Pittsburgh,PA,USA
... The decision exempts the visa requirement for nationals from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay ...

Once again, a link to articles published by the NYT:

Energy Firms Bow to Demands Set by Bolivia

Foreign energy companies agreed in last-minute talks to operate under state control, a major victory for President Evo Morales.

October 30, 2006

Times Select Content Venezuelan's Diatribe Seen as Fatal to U.N. Council Bid

Both supporters and detractors of President Hugo Chávez say he may have miscalculated in turning the United Nations into his bully pulpit.

October 25, 2006

Times Select Content THE SATURDAY PROFILE; An Urbane Bolivian Politician Who Tries to Bridge 2 Worlds

Vice President Álvaro García Linera of Bolivia has become what he describes as a “ cultural intermediary” in a fractured nation.

October 7, 2006

Times Select Content Bolivian Leaders Find Their Promises Are Hard to Keep

Just nine months into President Evo Morales’ s term, heightening tension is once again threatening to tip Bolivia into turmoil.

September 26, 2006

Times Select Content Bolivia Reaches for a Slice of the Coast That Got Away

Combining nostalgia and nationalism, Bolivia’ s leader is lobbying to regain the Pacific coastline the country lost during its 1879 conflict with Chile.

September 24, 2006