Bolivian President Inaugurates ‘Hugo Chavez’ Soccer Stadium

Source:  TeleSUR
25 June 2015

Bolivian President inaugurates new soccer stadium naming it after former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez | Photo: ABI

Bolivian President inaugurates new soccer stadium naming it after former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez | Photo: ABI

Bolivian President Evo Morales inaugurated a new soccer stadium on Wednesday in the central department of Cochabamba, naming the new athletic facility after the late Venezuelan leader, Hugo Chavez.

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During his inauguration speech, the Bolivian leader highlighted the legacy of former Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez stating, “He was a leader who possessed so much solidarity, as a President he taught us not be afraid of those who try to dominate us.”

President Morales, an avid soccer fan who was signed to play on squad in the country’s first league, also emphasized the importance of government investment in sports related infrastructure projects. “Delivering a soccer field is sort of similar to building a hospital because athletic activity is healthy for everyone,” Morales said.

Part of President Morales’s flagship social welfare program

The 15,000-seat stadium was financed and constructed as part of President Morales’s flagship social welfare program, which has carried out over 5,000 small-scale infrastructure projects, including the construction of medical clinics, schools and gymnasiums.

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Evo enjoys average approval rating of 75%

According to a popular opinion survey released Thursday by polling agency Ipsos, President Morales currently holds an average approval rating of 75 percent in the cities of La Paz, Cochabamba, Santa Cruz, and El Alto. RELATED: Bolivia’s Morales Wants FIFA Scandal to Be Discussed at the EU-CELAC Summit

Source:  Bolivian President Inaugurates ‘Hugo Chavez’ Soccer Stadium  TeleSUR

One thought on “Bolivian President Inaugurates ‘Hugo Chavez’ Soccer Stadium

  1. Evo Morales is a great Statesman, he is not only good intentioned man but very intelligent and an example of the indigenous people all over Latin America. God bless this man.

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