Mon, Jan 23, 2006 - Page 6 News List

Evo Morales assumes presidency

PROMISES Bolivia's new leftist president vowed to increase state control on the country's vast natural resources, but also pledged to maintain `friendly' US ties

AP , LA PAZ

The leaf also has traditional uses among Bolivians, and Morales has pledged to launch an international campaign to legalize coca and industrialize the plant which can be used to make everything from cookies to toothpaste.

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