September 18, 2006
Bolivia has appointed Carlos Villegas, formerly the country's minister of p
Bolivia has appointed Carlos Villegas, formerly the country's minister of planning, as its new energy minister following the resignation on Friday of Andrés Soliz. Last month Soliz was censured by the opposition-controlled Senate for his handling of the nationalization of Bolivia's hydrocarbons sector. Soliz was obliged by law to hand in his resignation following the censure but at that time it was rejected by President Evo Morales. This time Soliz's resignation was irrevocable.