Evo Morales
Bolivian President's Plane Diverted After Snowden Suspected of Being on Board
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/03/2013 - 09:40

Bolivia's president Evo Morales attempted to leave Europe on Tuesday night before his flight was rerouted and delayed on alleged suspicions that he was taking NSA leaker Edward Snowden to Latin America.

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Star Tracker: Jennifer Lopez, Calle 13
Star Tracker: Jennifer Lopez, Calle 13, Don Francisco, and more!
By Amaris Castillo | 11/30/2011 - 12:00

— Now they’re in Morocco together? After spending Thanksgiving weekend in Hawaii with her new man Casper Smart, Boricua superstar Jennifer Lopez reportedly flew to Morocco with him late last night, according to Radar Online.

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POLL: Are Telenovelas to Blame for Divorce Rates in Latin America
POLL: Are Telenovelas to Blame for Divorce Rates in Latin America?
By Mariela Rosario | 06/20/2011 - 16:10

Bolivian president Evo Morales wants us to turn off our televisions, or at least change the channel when telenovelas come on. Why? Well, because he thinks they lead to immoral behavior among adults.

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Evo Morales Enacts New Bolivian Constitution, Appoints Women to Half of Cabinet Seats
By Mariela Rosario | 01/25/2010 - 10:57

After easily winning reelection in Dec. 2009, Bolivian president Evo Morales was sworn in to serve his second term over the weekend. With the mandate Morales received from the overwhelming majority of Bolivian voters who gave him a new five-year term, Morales immediately implemented big changes.

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Evo Morales Raves About "Avatar"
By Mariela Rosario | 01/13/2010 - 10:50

James Cameron's latest blockbuster film, Avatar, tells the story of the nature loving N'avi warriors who live on the lush planet Pandora and are fighting to keep foreign corporations from exploiting their natural habitat. Although the film depicts an all too familiar Hollywood story of a White man rescuing a primitive, indigenous population (see Dances With Wolves, The Last Samurai, etc.), Bolivian president Evo Morales has praised the movie's message of nature preservation.

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Latin America Looks to Redefine Relationship with United States at Summit of the Americas
By Mariela Rosario | 04/17/2009 - 17:20

President Barack Obama is going to have a lot on his plate at the fifth Summit of the America's, kicking off today in the small island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. Although circumstances have drastically changed since the last Summit four years ago when President Bush was met with violent protests and the ire of President Hugo Chavez in Argentina, Latin American leaders are hoping that an even more dramatic shift will occur in relations between the United States and the region, which has been largely ignored by US politicians since the start of the Iraq war.

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In Defense of the Coca Leaf: Evo Morales's NY Times Op-Ed
By Mariela Rosario | 03/16/2009 - 18:00

In a recent editorial written for the New York Times, Bolivian President Evo Morales vehemently defends the ancient tradition of chewing coca leaves, saying, "It is an important symbol of the history and identity of the indigenous cultures of the Andes." Morales then goes on to explain how the custom of chewing coca has been around since 3000 B.C.

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Evo Morales Expels American Diplomat from Bolivia
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 03/10/2009 - 16:25

BBC News reports Bolivian president Evo Morales has expelled US diplomat Francisco Martinez, a political officer at the US embassy in La Paz, for having ties to violent opposition groups. This comes only six months after he expelled US ambassador Philip Goldberg for "conspiring against democracy" and encouraging Bolivia's break-up. "Today, I've decided to declare Francisco Martinez... persona non grata," Morales said at a press conference in La Paz.

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Iran Giving Millions in Aid to Bolivia
By Mariela Rosario | 02/10/2009 - 17:53

Bolivia and Iran have seemingly litle in common but immense expanses of desert and natural gas reserves. But that hasn't stopped the controversial Islamic nation from reaching out to extend it's diplomatic relations across Latin America.

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World Looks To Bolivia for Alternative Fuel
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 02/03/2009 - 14:47

Carmakers everywhere are aiming to decrease their dependence on foreign oil in the race to build the next generation of hybrids or electric cars. The only problem is that nearly half of the world’s lithium, the mineral needed to power the vehicles, is found in Bolivia. And Bolivia is in no hurry to share their resource with the Japanese, European and U.S. corporations that have been circling like hawks.

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