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Outrage over Morales' top military picks  A ceremony marred by shouts as protesters claimed Morales had appointed unqualified commanders President Morales halves his own pay  The new left-wing President has cut his salary by more than a half to a little over $1,800 per month Argentine soldiers die in plane crash Map of La Paz Bolivia  An Argentine air force plane Learjet 35A providing aid for Bolivian flood victims crashed outside of La Paz   Leftist trio seals Americas pact
  President Morales 'to join Chavez's fight'  President-elect has said his country is uniting with Venezuela in a fight against 'neoliberalism and imperialism' New leader Morales vows change Map of La Paz Bolivia

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  Evo Morales has been sworn in as Bolivia's first indigenous president at the Congress in the main city La Paz

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  The leaders of Bolivia, Cuba and Venezuela have signed a trade agreement to counter US influence

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  President Morales has signed a decree placing country's energy industry under state control
 Morales said foreign energy firms must agree to channel their sales through the state, or else leave the country. The President set the 6-month deadline. Officials have already started taking control of the oil fields. Spain and Brazil have both expressed concern
May.2   Gas grab 'just the start'
  President Morales ordered the military to occupy natural gas fields after threatening to expel foreign companies
May.3   Energy firms review plans  Regional leaders prepare for an emergency summit to discuss Morales' nationalization of the energy industry May.4   South Americans reach energy deal  Argentina and Brazil have accepted Bolivia's nationalisation but want talks on future prices and foreign involvement May.12   Energy in focus for EU-LatAm talks
  Bolivian President Morales has defended the decision to nationalize his gas and energy sectors

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Jun.3   President starts land handout
  Evo Morales has given 18,600 sq miles of land to indigenous peasant communities under an agrarian reform

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Sep.8   Anti-reform protests
  Opposition leaders in wealthier eastern regions say a one-day strike was a huge success

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Oct.5   Miners killed in dispute
  At least 9 miners have been killed and dozens injured in clashes over access rights at a tin Huanuni mine Oct.24   Bolivia hosts migrants conference  Human rights ombudsmen from 65 countries are meeting to discuss protection of migrants' rights Oct.28   Bolivia agrees new energy deals  Bolivia has agreed deals with 10 foreign gas and oil firms, just before a deadline for foreign firms to agree contracts

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B. 01-03 President Morales 'to join Chavez's fight' Bolivia
C. 01-22 New leader Morales vows change La Paz, Bolivia
D. 01-24 Outrage over Morales' top military picks Bolivia
E. 01-26 President Morales halves his own pay Bolivia
F. 03-09 Argentine soldiers die in plane crash La Paz, Bolivia
05-01 Gas under state control Bolivia
7. 05-02 Gas grab 'just the start' Bolivia
8. 05-03 Energy firms review plans Bolivia

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