Residents of Huarina, Bolivia celebrate the inauguration of a hospital in their village built with donations from the Venezuelan government in cooperation with Evo Morales' leftist government, January 21, 2009. Both Venezuela and to a lesser extent Iran are investing in projects in Bolivia to bolster the government of Morales.  (Noah Friedman-Rudovsky/MCT)
Residents of Huarina, Bolivia celebrate the inauguration of a hospital in their village built with donations from the Venezuelan government in cooperation with Evo Morales' leftist government, January 21, 2009. Both Venezuela and to a lesser extent Iran are investing in projects in Bolivia to bolster the government of Morales. (Noah Friedman-Rudovsky/MCT) MCT
Residents of Huarina, Bolivia celebrate the inauguration of a hospital in their village built with donations from the Venezuelan government in cooperation with Evo Morales' leftist government, January 21, 2009. Both Venezuela and to a lesser extent Iran are investing in projects in Bolivia to bolster the government of Morales. (Noah Friedman-Rudovsky/MCT) MCT

Iran's unlikely embrace of Bolivia builds influence in U.S. backyard

February 05, 2009 05:09 PM

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