What if President Obama joined the NBA's Washington Wizards? Obama might want to consider that, after he hears what Bolivian President Evo Morales is up to. Morales has just been offered a contract to play professional soccer in Bolivia's first division.
Bolivian President Evo Morales is staking his bid for a third term on improving the lot of his poorest citizens. But many of those poor Bolivians work in mines, where conditions are deadly and there's little sign that anything is set to improve.
When Evo Morales became president of Bolivia in 2006, he set out to, as he put it, claim coca’s rightful place as an indigenous crop, not a controlled substance. Now, the results of his program are reinventing the rules of the game in the War on Drugs.
Ruxandra Guidi reports on Bolivia's recall referendum this weekend, as voters will have the chance to decide if President Evo Morales and several opposition governors should stay in office or be thrown out.
Evo Morales swept into power in Bolivia as the first indigenous president in a nation that counts indigneous people as almost two-thirds of its population. He promised reforms and has followed through, though many say they're not far-reaching enough. Or they're just not buying in at all.
We continue with our occasional series on unofficial anthems from around the globe. Today, we hear the song "Canto a Avaroa" from Bolivia. Also, we asked to you name the five countries that border Bolivia in our Geo Quiz.
Argentina's president has a proposal out to grant the right to vote to a number of people who currently are disenfranchised, namely 16- and 17-year-olds as well as immigrants who've lived in the country for two years.
US relations with Bolivian President Evo Morales continue to crumble. Washington and La Paz have thrown each other's ambassadors out. Bolivia acuses the US ambassador of having conspired with the opposition to incite violent protests.