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Bolivia's Morales hopes to build railway to Peru

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LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Bolivia's president says he hopes to build a new railway linking his country to Peru that would facilitate exports to Asia.

Bolivian President Evo Morales says he has discussed the plan with Peruvian President Ollanta Humala.

Morales tells the Peruvian radio station RPP that the railway would run from Puerto Suarez, on Bolivia's border with Brazil, to the Pacific port of Ilo in Peru.

Morales said in the interview on Monday that Brazil and Peru would also gain from the railway. He said it would carry agricultural products as well as other commodities to Asian countries.

Bolivia and Peru export minerals to China including zinc and lead.

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