The new government of Bolivia has announced a sweeping plan to reduce poverty and create employment. Bolivia, the poorest country in South America, will invest almost $7 billion in ambitious public works programs and focus on meals for school kids and clean water.

The economic plan announced by Planning and Development Minister Carlos Villegas aims to create 100,000 jobs a year for the next five years It is the latest measure in a series implemented by President Evo Morales since taking office in January. (BBC )

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