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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-19-08 11:56 PM
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Morales: Bolivia will strengthen ties to Russia
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) 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 "lost two and a half years in not strengthening relations with Russia" and will now "use its time wisely" to build better ties.

Bolivia plans to seek seek Russian aid in energy, agriculture, and defense, Morales says.

He spoke Thursday as he signed a natural gas deal with Russian state energy giant Gazprom and Paris-based Total SA. Bolivia says the deal could bring $4.5 billion into Bolivia ... http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gasP927cxnt2vKELHk4J...


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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-20-08 04:57 AM
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1. Wow! That would buy the country some breathing room, wouldn't it? Excellent. Thanks. n/t
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