Bolivia economy minister quits for health reasons

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2008 file photo, Bolivia's Finance Minister Luis Alberto Arce answers questions during a news conference in Brasilia. Luis Arce is stepping aside, saying on June 25, 2017 he needs to devote time to health problems. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia's economy minister is stepping aside, saying he needs to devote time to health problems.

Luis Arce said Sunday he'll be going to Brazil for treatment, though he did not describe his aliment.

The 53-year-old Arce has been a key adviser to President Evo Morales since he took office in 2006. He's overseen overall economic growth of about 4.5 annually in recent years.

No successor has yet been named.