Skip to comments.Bolivia's president re-elected head of coca union
Posted on 06/07/2010 8:10:46 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
LA PAZ, Bolivia 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.
Morales was sworn in late Monday as head of the Six Federations of the Tropic of Cochabamba, which represents more than 40,000 growers. ..
Morales called his leadership of the union largely "symbolic" but promised regular meetings.
His re-election was criticized by opposition members, who said it was inappropriate given an apparent rise in drug trafficking violence.
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Bolivia is #3 behind Colombia and Peru in the coca/cocaine market.
Bolivia's President Evo Morales (L) and U.S. film director Oliver Stone attend a screening of Stone's film "South of the Border" in Cochabamba, June 1, 2010. REUTERS/Daniel Caballero