Morales Leads March in Bolivia

La Paz, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales joined Monday the group of farmers who are marching for several days in support of social measures and the State"s Political Constitution.

The statesman"s unexpected appearance at daybreak today produced a whoop of joy and support from the almost 1,500 demonstrators, who have toured hundreds of kilometers from different departments of the country to the government headquarter.

Morales leads the demonstration, along with union and indigenous leaders, who reject the Senate"s continuous obstacles to several beneficial projects to the country, like the universal Dignity pension for elders.

The measure establishes the monthly payment of 200 bolivianos ($25) to people older than 60 years old, but the Senate approved it with changes in financing sources

Social organizations reject the Senate"s denial to finance that profit with the departmental incomes of the Direct Tax on Hydrocarbons.

According to rural leader Isaac Avalos, the Senate aims to put off the measure, which was an improvement in the social policy of the government, worthy of the Bolivian people"s approval.

The rally supports the Constituent Assembly and its most recent decision to approve the Constitution"s general structure, despite the opposition"s attacks and maneuvers to destabilize the country, Avalos said.

Translated by Dawn Gable

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