Venezuela’s opposition has scaled back protests that have killed 18 people in the past three weeks as government supporters marked the one-year anniversary of the death of former President Hugo Chavez.
The airplane carrying Bolivian President Evo Morales from a Moscow energy conference resumed its journey after an unplanned stop in Vienna prompted by suspicion that fugitive U.S. leaker Edward Snowden was aboard.
Bolivia rejected a U.S. extradition request for the fugitive former security contractor Edward Snowden one day after speculation that President Evo Morales was harboring him disrupted the South American leader’s flight home from a Moscow conference.
Bolivia threatened to close the U.S. embassy as presidents from across the region met to show solidarity with President Evo Morales after the global manhunt for fugitive Edward Snowden diverted his flight.
Bolivian President Evo Morales has built his presidency on promises to defend people like Cecilia Moyovire from the excesses of global capitalism. Now, the Moxeno-Trinitario Indian and fellow protesters are threatening his plans to open up a region of the Amazon rain forest rich in energy, timber and other resources.
Bolivian President Evo Morales, who traditionally uses May 1 speeches to announce company takeovers, said he’s expelling the U.S. Agency for International Development for conspiring against his government.
On a recent trip to Bolivia, I traveled by helicopter with President Evo Morales to Santa Ana de Chipaya, a settlement almost 13,000 feet (3,960 meters) above sea level that is home to the last 3,800 speakers of the Chipaya language. There, we played soccer with members of the community, who then served us a lunch of lamb and quinoa, a grain-like crop that people in and around Chipaya have grown for thousands of years.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro offered asylum to the fugitive U.S. security contractor Edward Snowden, setting up a potential diplomatic showdown between the U.S. and South America’s biggest oil exporter.
Bolivian President Evo Morales said cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez is preparing to return home, a day after Venezuela’s foreign minister said the self- declared socialist joked and laughed during a meeting at his hospital bedside in Havana.