Presidential Minister Juan Ramon Quintana told state-run media that the government has decided to nationalize the Colquiri mine which belongs to Swiss company Glencore's (L:GLEN) subsidiary Sinchi Wayra.

The government announcement followed a meeting over the weekend with union leaders from the Bolivian Miners' Trade Union Federation (FSTMB) and other organizations from the Colquiri mining district to discuss the takeover, Mr. Quintana said.

Mr. Quintana said the changeover from private sector to the state-owned would be well ordered to avoid putting the mining business at risk.

Mr. Morales had already expropriated 2 smelting plants of Glencore in Y's 2007 and 2010.

Since coming to power in Y 2006, Mr. Morales has nationalized companies in several Key sectors, including hydrocarbons, electricity,telecommunications, mining and cement.

Paul A. Ebeling, Jnr.

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