President Evo Morales of Bolivia has opened an assembly to begin writing a new constitution aimed at giving more power to the indigenous majority.
A wide range of groups are represented on the constituent assembly - including coca-growers, trade unions and miners.
Mr Morales became Bolivia's first indigenous president last year.
However his supporters lack the two-thirds majority required to change the constitution and will need the support of opposition groups.
Monday, August 07, 2006
From The B.B.C.