Agence France-PresseSeptember 27, 2013 12:35
Municipal councilors in Bolivia's capital voted Friday to seize a building owned by the American development agency USAID, which was expelled from the country this year on political grounds.
The building and surrounding land will be used to provide municipal services, said Gabriela Nino de Guzman, a senior member of the city council.
The city says the building is worth $2.5 million.
President Evo Morales, a populist who often locks horns with the United States, expelled USAID in May. The agency had been working in Bolivia, South America's poorest country, since 1964.