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Bolivia

Issue No. 1999

President Morales announces the nationalisation plan  (Pic: ABI)

President Morales announces the nationalisation plan (Pic: ABI)


Evo Morales, Bolivia’s radical president, addressed crowds of supporters on Monday to announce he had ordered troops into the country’s gas fields. “The time has come – a historic day on which Bolivia retakes absolute control of our natural resources,” he said. “The looting by foreign companies has ended.” The mass movement that brought Morales to power has long demanded nationalisation of the gas fields.


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Sat 6 May 2006, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1999
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