And, not surprisingly, after Chávez’s, Evo Morales also visits Iran:
Bolivian President Evo Morales planned talks Monday in Tehran with his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to boost trade ties, state media reported.
Morales, who arrived on Sunday night, is to discuss an earlier agreement on projects worth 1.1 billion dollars over the next five years, and another 287-million-dollar investment by Iran in Bolivia.
Morales’ second visit to Iran in two years was scheduled to last three days, the news network Press TV reported.
Iran plans to invest in Bolivia’s industrial, agricultural and housing sectors, including a cement factory built with Iranian and Venezuelan financial aid.
President Ahmadinejad has in recent years boosted Iran’s relations with leftist Latin American administrations in Bolivia, Nicaragua and Venezuela.