LA PAZ – Bolivian head of state Evo Morales received Agencia EFE President Jose Antonio Vera on Friday on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Spain’s international news agency.
The two men met for nearly an hour at Morales office, discussing the Bolivian economy and the current scene in Latin America.
The conversation also touched on this year’s Bolivian presidential election and the Andean nation’s role as host of the upcoming summit of the G77 nations and China.
Morales praised EFE for its extensive coverage of Latin America, telling Vera that wherever his travels take him, there is always an EFE correspondent at work.
The agency president presented Morales with a copy of “Efemerides,” published by EFE to mark the 75th anniversary, which features a piece by the Bolivian leader about his path from poverty to becoming the Andean nation’s first indigenous chief executive.
Vera was accompanied by Spanish Ambassador to Bolivia Angel Vazquez, EFE’s director for the Americas, Alfredo Aycart, and the agency’s bureau chief in La Paz, Lorena Canto.
The agency’s anniversary celebration in Bolivia culminates Friday with the inauguration of an exhibit, “EFE: 75 Years in Photos,” and the Spain Cultural Center in La Paz.
The exhibit is sponsored by the Cultural Center, the Spanish Embassy, the La Paz municipal government, the European Union, Universidad Catolica Boliviana, regional financial institution FONPLATA and the firms Repsol, Air Europa, Tecnicas Reunidas and Maxam.