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Bolivian Shipwreck Death Toll Now at 13, 27 Were Aboard

Two more bodies were found Thursday near the site where a boat capsized in Lake Titicaca, bringing the confirmed death toll from the accident to 13, Bolivian authorities said. continue reading »

Bolivian Officials Arrested After Demanding Bribes from Jailed American

A senior government attorney and five other officials were arrested on charges they demanded $50,000 from a U.S. man who has spent 18 months in a Bolivian jail, the Andean nation's interior minister said Tuesday. continue reading »

Bolivia: President Morales Offers to Increase Policemen’s Pay to Avoid Mutiny

President Evo Morales offered Friday to increase the pay of thousands of mutinous cops who sacked a police building 100 meters (yards) from the presidential palace. continue reading »

Bolivia Sets Out to Reduce Infant & Maternal Mortality

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $35 million loan to Bolivia for a program to reduce infant and maternal mortality by improving the health services network in the department of Potosí. continue reading »

Human Trafficking on Rise in Bolivia, 37 Children Disappear in Just 3 Months

In just three months, 75 children have been reported missing in Sucre, and only 38 of them have been found, this leads us to think that the others are likely to be victims of human trafficking. continue reading »

Bolivia to Bring More Drinkable Water to Rural Areas Thanks to Aid from Spain

Bolivia will improve its drinking water, sanitation and wastewater treatment services in rural communities and small towns with a $20 million grant from the Spanish Cooperation Fund continue reading »

Bolivian Evo Morales Cancels Controversial Amazon Highway

As 2,000 or more Amazonian Indians made their way through Bolivia to the capital of La Paz to meet with President Evo Morales on a controversial highway, he announced he was scraping the whole project. continue reading »

Coca Cultivation in Bolivia Remains Stable, Contributes $310 Million to Economy

The cultivation of coca bushes in Bolivia has remained stable over the past year with 31,000 hectares planted with the shrub, the raw material for the manufacture of cocaine, according to a new survey by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). continue reading »