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Bolivian President Evo Morales says he's received $100K in gift ponchos

Bolivian President Evo Morales says his personal wealth has jumped by $100,000 since taking office, thanks to all the gift ponchos he's received.The leftist leader said Friday in the town of Ckochas that he's been given some 500 handmade ponchos, which he estimates cost about $200 a piece.Controversy has simmered around reports of Morales' personal wealth ballooning while in office. Official filings show Morales' declared assets increasing from $240,000 when he took office in 2006 to $389,000 in October. Known as the country's first indigenous president, Morales earns an annual salary of $28,000. He remains one of the region's lowest paid presidents.Morales said Friday he wasn't to blame for receiving gifts from the public....

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  1. Bolivian President Evo Morales Urges International Legalization Of Coca Leaf

    Bolivia's President Evo Morales has assumed the chairmanship of the Group of 77 nations and said he would use his new international platform to have coca leaf, which...

  2. Bolivian President Evo Morales re-elected head of country's largest coca-growers union

    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — President Evo Morales has been re-elected as head of Bolivia's largest coca-growers union, a post he has held for more than two decades.Morale...

  3. Bolivian President Evo Morales cancels a decree that sharply raised fuel prices.

    Bolivian President Evo Morales cancels a decree that sharply raised fuel prices. .

  4. Bolivian President Evo Morales Backs Off Catholic Education Ban

    President Evo Morales has backed off a proposal to remove Roman Catholic instruction from Bolivia's schools, easing a dispute with church officials over his plan to ...

  5. Bolivian President Evo Morales Seeks Closer Ties With Russia

    President Evo Morales says he regrets not deepening Bolivia's ties to Russia years ago.A week after kicking out the U.S. ambassador, Morales says his administration ...

  6. Backers of President Evo Morales Set Fire to State Capitol

    Backers of leftist Bolivian President Evo Morales set fire to a state capitol Monday in a protest to demand the resignation of a governor allied with the conservativ...

  7. Facebook Nixes Group Seeking 'Liquidation' of Bolivian President Evo Morales

    The social-networking site Facebook removed a group on Tuesday whose title advocated raising money so a gunman could be hired to "liquidate" Bolivia's leftist presid...

  8. President Evo Morales Headlines Anti-Capitalist World Social Forum kick off in Senegal

    Bolivian President Evo Morales will usher in this years anti-capitalist World Social Forum in Senegal, by attending and speaking at the opening ceremony march, Sunda...

  9. Evo Morales saluda la victoria "legal y legítima" de Solís en Costa Rica

    El presidente de Bolivia, Evo Morales, consideró hoy "legal y legítima" la victoria obtenida este domingo por Luis Guillermo Solís en la segunda vuelta de las elecci...

  10. Evo Morales destituye a ministro y anuncia juicio por traición

    El presidente Evo Morales destituyó el martes al ministro de Minería y anunció un juicio por traición a la patria contra funcionarios de ese despacho ocho días despu...

  11. Bolivia's President Morales decrees special Christmas bonus: a third December paycheck

    President Evo Morales decreed Wednesday that an extra month's wages should be paid as a special Christmas bonus to all salaried workers in Bolivia, at state agencies...

  12. Bolivian president's plane departs Vienna after being diverted over suspicion Snowden onboard

    A plane carrying Bolivian President Evo Morales has taken off from Vienna's airport after it was rerouted there amid suggestions NSA leaker Edward Snowden might be o...

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    The Gran Chaco liquids separation plant being built by Spain's Tecnicas Reunidas, or TR, is expected to generate $890 million annually for Bolivia from the sale of g...

  2. Atomic Bolivia: President Evo Morales Announces Plan For Country's First Nuclear Reactor

    Bolivia's going nuclear. Or so at least the country's president hopes.Bolivian President Evo Morales announced plans this week to build the Andean nation’s first nuc...

  3. Bolivia's highest court rules President Evo Morales can seek re-election again in 2014 ballot

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  4. Radio serial about Evo Morales debuts in Bolivia

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  5. Evo Morales presentará en persona en La Haya la memoria de la demanda contra Chile

    El presidente de Bolivia, Evo Morales, presentará el martes en persona la memoria de la demanda de su país contra Chile ante la Corte Internacional de Justicia (CIJ)...

  6. Satellite lets Bolivia cut cost of Web, cellular connections

    President Evo Morales inaugurated commercial services from Bolivia's first telecommunications satellite and announced a significant reduction in rates for Internet a...

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