Daniel Santalla


Daniel Santalla
Daniel Santalla Torres
Minister of Labour
Incumbent
Assumed office
2 June 2011
President Evo Morales
Preceded by Félix Rojas
Deputy in the Bolivian Chamber of Deputies
In office
1993–2002
Constituency La Paz (uninominal seat)
Personal details
Born Guaqui, La Paz, Bolivia
Nationality Bolivian
Occupation Trade unionist

Daniel Santalla Torres (born in Guaqui, La Paz, Bolivia) is a former trade unionist, politician, and Bolivia's Minister of Labour since 2 June 2011.[1][2]

Biography

Santalla graduatd with a degree in political science from the Universidad Mayor de San Andres in La Paz. He was a union leader at the politically active Said Factory for 25 years, rising to serve as an officer of the National Confederation of Factory Workers and as the General Secretary of the Bolivian Workers' Center (COB).[2] He became a deputy from a district in La Paz department in the National Congress of Bolivia in 1993 with the Conscience of Fatherland Party, serving for two terms until 2002.[2] Following Félix Rojas' departure from office as Minister of Labor amid charges of corruption in the Ministry, Evo Morales tapped Santalla to lead the ministry.[2]

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