Bolivia leader halves his own pay
Bolivian President Evo Morales
Mr Morales says he wants to share the burden of the poor
The Bolivian new left-wing President, Evo Morales, has cut his salary by more than a half to a little over $1,800 (£1,012) per month.
The decision means that the salaries of all Bolivian public sector employees will be reviewed, as no official can earn more than the president.
The savings thus created will go to training doctors and teachers.
Well done that man – but surely the rest of the world will hate him for giving a rats ass for his country instead of just going for himself alone?