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He and his brother tried to take control of the company, but failed.
On Monday, May 1, 2006, President Evo Morales ordered the military and executives of YPFB to take control of Bolivia's energy industry including gas fields, pipelines and refineries.
It took a little while to get going,'' Harvard-Westlake co-coach Nigel Dookhoo said, ``but once they started to play the way we know they can, they started to take control.