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Police Foil Animal Trafficking Scheme in Bolivia, Seize 5,000 Caimans

Bolivian police seized 5,000 live baby caimans in an operation against animal trafficking in the oriental province of Santa Cruz, which borders on Brazil and Paraguay, the provincial government said Saturday. continue reading »

Bolivia Partners with Spanish Firms For Gas Plant

Bolivian state-owned energy company YPFB signed a contract with Sener Ingenieria y Sistemas SA and Ros Roca Indox Cryo Energy for the design and construction of a natural gas liquefaction plant. continue reading »

Bolivia Says No Need to Fear Nationalization, Only Those Who Steal from Us Should Fear

Bolivia President Evo Morales wants to assure potential and current investors not to fear nationalization of their businesses in the country. This statement came after Spanish-firm managing the country's airports was taken over. continue reading »

Bad for Business: Bolivia Nationalizes Spanish Firm Running Its Airports

The Bolivian government on Monday nationalized the Spanish-owned firm that runs the Andean nation's three largest airports, accusing the company of not investing enough in improvements. continue reading »

Latin America News: Bolivia Bus Crash Leaves 7 Dead, 23 Injured

Seven people died and 23 were injured Tuesday when a bus overturned on a road in southwestern Bolivia, police said. continue reading »

Bolivia Unveils World’s Largest Virgin Mary Statue

The largest statue of the Virgin Mary in the world, dedicated to Our Lady of Socavon, was inaugurated at a Feb. 1 ceremony in the city of Oruro, Bolivia. continue reading »

Fourth Serious Accident in a Week in Bolivia Leaves 17 Dead

Seventeen people were killed and 30 others injured in the fourth serious accident on Bolivia's roads in a week, authorities said Thursday. continue reading »

Latin America News: 20 Die, 30 Injured in Bolivia Bus Crash

More than 20 people were killed Wednesday and 30 others injured when a bus plunged into a ravine in the Andes, Bolivian police said. continue reading »

Eat Healthy But Cuidado with Superfoods

Are you familiar with superfoods? A story in The Guardian this week highlighted an issue that has been popping up in recent years: our “superfoods” are the regular foods of communities in other places. One case in example is quinoa from Bolivia—and how with our increased consumption, there is a negative impact on the communities that produce it. continue reading »

Latin America News:  Bolivia and China Partner to Make Lithium Batteries

Bolivia will receive a $2.9 million Chinese-made pilot plant for manufacturing lithium-ion batteries in the next few weeks, with production expected to start up in the second half of this year, a government official said. continue reading »

Bolivian Government Takes Over 4 Spanish-owned Firms

President Evo Morales announced Saturday the nationalization of four Bolivian units of Spanish utility Iberdrola, including the main electricity distributors in La Paz and Oruro provinces. continue reading »

American Jailed in Bolivia To Move to House Arrest

A U.S. man who has spent 18 months in a Bolivian jail on charges of money laundering is to be shifted to house arrest, a judge in the eastern city of Santa Cruz ordered Tuesday. continue reading »

190,000 Households to Benefit From Improved Waste Management in Bolivia

Bolivia will improve municipal solid waste management services including sweeping, collection, transportation, and disposal, with a $20 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

Chinese Company Inching Towards Dam Project in Bolivia

Bolivia's government has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese company Sinohydro Corporation Ltd., which pledged to review existing studies for a hydroelectric dam project in the northern Amazon region of Beni. continue reading »

Boat Accident in Bolivia Leaves 11 Dead, 3 are Children

Eleven people are confirmed dead and five others remain missing after a boat sank on Lake Titicaca, Bolivian authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »

IDB Loan Will Support the Productive Community Secondary Education Model in Bolivia

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a loan for $40 million to finance the 2010 “Avelino Siñani-Elizardo Pérez” Education Law in Bolivia, which requires that secondary education be obligatory and that it follow a humanistic and technical model, among other things. continue reading »

Bolivia Bus Accident Leaves 8 Dead, 20 Injured

Eight people were killed and more than 20 others injured Monday when a bus smashed into a large outcropping of rock in southern Bolivia, police said. continue reading »

Bolivian President Thanks Queen Sofia For Spanish Aid in Education, Health

Bolivian President Evo Morales on Tuesday thanked Spain's Queen Sofia for Madrid's help in improving health and education in Bolivia, expressed confidence that this would continue in the future and reconfirmed that he will attend the Ibero-American Summit in Cadiz, which will be held in mid-November. continue reading »

2 Die in Shootout between Drug Traffickers, Police in Bolivia

Two people were killed in Bolivia's Santa Cruz region, which borders Brazil and Paraguay, in a shootout involving suspected drug traffickers and police officers who allegedly kidnapped one of the criminals, officials said. continue reading »

Bolivian Miners Fighting Each Other Over Control of Colquiri Mine

The Bolivian mining groups that are facing off over control of the Andean Colquiri mine came to blows and hurled stones at one another when those working for private cooperatives returned to the same-named town, officials said. continue reading »