Daniel Santalla

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Daniel Santalla Torres
Minister of Labour
Assumed office
2 June 2011
PresidentEvo Morales
Preceded byFélix Rojas
Deputy in the Bolivian Chamber of Deputies
In office
ConstituencyLa Paz (uninominal seat)
Personal details
BornGuaqui, La Paz, Bolivia
Other political
Conscience of Fatherland
OccupationTrade unionist

Daniel Santalla Torres is a Bolivian politician and former trade unionist who has served as Bolivia's Minister of Labour since 2 June 2011.[1][2]


Santalla was born in Guaqui, La Paz. He graduated 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 in 2011.[2]


  1. ^ "Santalla impulsará aprobación de nueva Ley del Trabajo y Seguro Universal". Los Tiempos. 2011-06-02. Archived from the original on 2012-10-05. Retrieved 2011-06-03.
  2. ^ a b c d Salinas, J.C.; F. Rojas (2011-06-03). "Cambian al ministro de Trabajo por sospecha de varios delitos". El Deber. Archived from the original on 2011-06-08. Retrieved 2011-06-03.