Monday, May 21, 2007

Most in Bolivia Support Nationalization of Resources

La Paz, May 21 (Prensa Latina) More than 70 percent of Bolivians approve the nationalization of hydrocarbons boosted by the Evo Morales government, according to a survey released on Sunday.

The poll, carried out by the company Captura Consulting SRL and published in the newspaper El Deber, shows that 73.6 percent of Bolivians favors nationalization, while 17.9 percent is against it.

On May 1, 2006, President Evo Morales nationalized the country's oil fields, which had been administered until then by 12 transnational companies, which had to sign new contracts with the government. (though some on the left claim the nationalization is a "fraud.")



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