| GEO World|
| Bolivia puts crisis talks on hold|
| Updated at: 0432 PST, Friday, September 26, 2008|
LA PAZ: President Evo Morales and autonomy-seeking opposition governors on Thursday postponed their talks aimed at defusing Bolivia's violent political crisis until Monday, officials said Thursday.
The talks were put on hold a week after they began in Cochabamba under monitorship of the Organization of American States and United Nations.
Bolivia's enduring political conflict blew up into street violence that killed 18 people earlier this month as Morales, Bolivia's first indigenous president, struggled to assert his authority over the eastern half of his country.