Tag: <span>Evo Morales</span>

Bolivia: Five Military Officers Convicted For 2003 Protest Killing

Today in Latin America Top Story — Bolivia’s Supreme Court convicted five senior military officers for the  the killings of 64 people during protests in 2003. Four former generals and an […] Read More >

Bolivia: Morales Accuses U.S. Of Inciting Indigenous Protests

Today in Latin America Top Story— Bolivian President Evo Morales accused the United States Sunday of inciting a protest by indigenous protesters against a Brazilian-financed highway that would cut through […] Read More >

Bolivia Arrests Journalist For Selling Video Critical Of Evo Morales

Bolivian authorities detained a journalist yesterday for allegedly selling a documentary that disrespected President Evo Morales. Richard Romero Cossío, a journalist from the city of Santa Cruz who was selling […] Read More >

Peru To Pass Colombia As World’s Largest Coca Producer, UN Report Says

Peru may soon take over the title of world’s top coca producer from Colombia, according to a report released Thursday by the United Nations (UN). For the fifth straight year, […] Read More >

Transport Workers In Bolivia Strike Due To Rise In Fuel Prices

Today in Latin America Top Story — Bus drivers and other transport workers in Bolivia began an indefinite strike Monday in protest against an increase of more than 70 percent […] Read More >

Wikileaks Cables Portray A Different Side Of Brazil’s Lula da Silva

While many on the international left may extol the rise of Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva and his Workers’ Party (PT, in Portuguese), which formed part of the so-called “Pink […] Read More >

Evo Morales Criticizes U.S. At Conference; Robert Gates Focuses Talks On Drugs and Disasters

Today in Latin America Top Story — Bolivian President Evo Morales had sharp words for U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates on Monday when the two attended a regional conference on […] Read More >

Bolivian President Evo Morales Struggles To Balance Environmentalism And Development

NEW YORK — After the failed climate talks at Copenhagen, Bolivian President Evo Morales has emerged as a global leader on issues concerning the environment. Last month, he spoke at […] Read More >

Evo Morales Visits Iran To Boost Ties And Promote Investment

Today in Latin America Top Story — Bolivian President Evo Morales was in Tehran on Monday for a three-day visit in which he hoped to secure Iranian investment in the […] Read More >

Chilean Miners Treated In Hospital; Offers Pour In For Their Story

Today in Latin America Top Story — The 33 miners trapped underground for 69 days in Chile’s San José mine are now in the nearby Copiapo Regional Hospital, where doctors […] Read More >