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    Bolivia's Morales Denies Ownership of Off-Shore Accounts

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    Evo Morales stated that he did not own any off-shore accounts.

    LA PAZ (Sputnik) Bolivian President Evo Morales told Sputnik that he did not own any off-shore accounts.

    "Some people say that Evo has a bank account abroad. Let them prove it, and if not, they should be tried and then put into prison," Morales said in an interview.

    Morales also shared information on his salary as the Bolivian president.

    "When I was a member of parliament I was paid more than as president. If someone is a member of parliament, he [or she] earns 23,000-25,000 bolivianos ($3,300-3,600), if president, then 15,000 ($2,200). I’m the first president who rejected banking secrecy," Morales said.

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