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Spain sees no reason to apologize to Bolivia in Snowden saga

By Sonya Dowsett MADRID (Reuters) – Spain said on Friday it had no reason to apologize after a plane carrying Bolivian President Evo Morales was diverted on suspicion that fugitive U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden was on board. Bolivia said Morales was returning from Moscow on Tuesday when France…

Bolivian leader’s jet held for hours amid suspicion of carrying Snowden

Bolivian President Evo Morales’s jet left Vienna on Wednesday after it was diverted overnight on suspicion of harbouring fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden. The plane took off at 11:45 am local time (0945 GMT). It was expected to stop in Las Palmas on the Spanish Canary Islands for servicing…

Bolivia tries to drum up demand for ‘legal’ coca products —including coca toothpaste

Urged on by President Evo Morales, Bolivians had been trying to turn coca leaf, the base ingredient of cocaine, into popular treats ranging from candies to pastries. (Juan Karita/AP)…   [Image credit: africa924 / Shutterstock.com.]…

Bolivia’s Evo Morales says ‘adiós’ to USAID

Morales said Wednesday he is expelling the USAID from Bolivia for allegedly seeking to undermine his leftist government.(Juan Karita/AP) Bolivia’s President…  …

Bolivians stage miniature festival in tribute to god of abundance

Bolivia is throwing a little party. Literally. It’s a yearly festival in which street vendors hawk everything miniature — from houses to clothes to passports — for small bills of fake money. The old month-long fair that started Thursday is called ‘Alasita,’ which means ‘buy me’ in the indigenous Aymara…

“Don’t let them assassinate Hugo Chavez; Don’t let them assassinate Evo Morales”

It’s not very IMS for me to enthusiastically recommend an act as…earnest as Flobots, but I really like the single: so I bought the album on iTunes, and I have to say I’m very pleased with it. Another highlight, in my mind, is “Same Thing” (not a video): We say…

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