Bolivia ‘to build $300m nuclear research centre’

Bolivia plans to build a $300 million (£194m) nuclear research centre, according to reports. Russia is said to provide the technology for the project which will include a research reactor. President Evo Morales told reporters the centre will include a cyclotron for radiopharmaeuticals, a multi-purpose gamma irradiation plant. Mr Morales reportedly said: “It poses no […]

EU warns Bolivia after it nationalises Spanish power plants

The Bolivian Government has nationalised two Spanish-owned energy companies in the country, prompting the European Commission to warn it against sending negative signals to foreign firms. Bolivia’s electricity sector was privatised in the 1990s but a week ago its President Evo Morales (pictured) signed a decree to take control of the distributors Electropaz and Elfeo, […]

Bolivia takes control of Spanish power plant

Bolivian President Evo Morales announced yesterday that his government has nationalised the country’s electricity sector after seizing control of its main power grid from a Spanish-owned company. Mr Morales ordered the military to take over the subsidiary of Spanish power company REE, which runs around three-quarters of Bolivia’s power grid, reports claimed. According to the […]