Tag: <span>Evo Morales</span>

United Nations Summit Addresses Poverty; Latin American Leaders Call For Change

Today in Latin America Top Story — Poverty was the major talking point on the opening day of the United Nations summit on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). “These Millennium Development […] Read More >

Evo Morales Administration Nationalizes Power Companies on May Day

Today in Latin America Top Story — The government of Bolivian President Evo Morales nationalized three power companies, a local electricity cooperative and a smelter plant this weekend. The nationalization of three […] Read More >

Climate Change Conference Participants in Cochabamba, Bolivia, To Propose Rights for Mother Earth

Today in Latin America Top Story — Bolivian President Evo Morales inaugurated a climate change conference in Cochabamba on Tuesday. More than 20,000 attendants from over 125 countries are participating […] Read More >

Movement Towards Socialism Makes Gains in Bolivian Regional Elections; Opposition Maintains Strongholds

Today in Latin America Top Story – Bolivian President Evo Morales’ Movement Towards Socialism (MAS, in Spanish) fared well in Sunday’s regional elections, winning five of a possible nine governorships, […] Read More >

Chile Swears in Sebastián Piñera as New President; Aftershocks Rumble Ceremony

Today in Latin America Top Story — Chile swore in new President Sebastián Piñera Thursday amidst a 6.9 magnitude aftershock from the Feb. 27  earthquake. Piñera, along with visiting dignitaries […] Read More >

Weekly News Summary: Jan. 9, 2010 – Jan. 15, 2010

TOP STORY: HAITI DEVASTATED BY MASSIVE EARTHQUAKE Haiti suffered a devastating earthquake in the afternoon on Jan. 12, measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale and followed by more than 30 […] Read More >