Bolivia's Morales begins new term with market challenges poised to end years of good fortune

January 21, 2015 4:15 AM

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Bolivia's Morales begins new term with market challenges poised to end years of good fortune

A painting of Bolivia's President Evo Morales hangs at the presidential residence in La Paz, Bolivia, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Supporters credit Morales with bringing Bolivia into the 21st century through public projects such as the launching of its first satellite and the opening of an Austrian-built aerial tramway system in the hilly capital. In October elections, more than 60 percent of voters backed him. But some now complain that the president, who grew up herding llamas and living in a dirt-floor adobe house, has grown too fond of the trappings of power. (AP Photo/Juan Karita) (The Associated Press)

An indigneous Aymara reporter looks at a TV screen showing a live image of Bolivia's President Evo Morales giving a press conference at the presidential residence in La Paz, Bolivia, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. After championing Bolivia’s 36 indigenous groups and enshrining their rights in the 2009 const...

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