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Bolivian President Believes Poor Kids Need to Learn Foreign Languages

Bolivian President Believes Poor Kids Need to Learn Foreign Languages

President Evo Morales advised Bolivian peasants, Indians and workers to make sure their children learn another language so they can apply for scholarships to study abroad. continue reading »

Bolivian President Fires Mining Minister Amid Conflict

Bolivian President Fires Mining Minister Amid Conflict

Deadly clashes last week after the new Mining Law was passed led to the dismissal Tuesday of Bolivia's minister of mines. Early Tuesday morning President Evo Morales designated Cesar Navarro to replace Mario Virreira. continue reading »

Bolivia’s Telecom Satellite Cuts Cost of Web, Cellular Connections

Bolivia’s Telecom Satellite Cuts Cost of Web, Cellular Connections

President Evo Morales inaugurated commercial services from Bolivia's first telecommunications satellite and announced a significant reduction in rates for Internet and cellular connections. continue reading »

New Biography of Bolivian President Evo Morales Traces His Rise to Power

New Biography of Bolivian President Evo Morales Traces His Rise to Power

Bolivian President Evo Morales presented his new biography, "Mi Vida, de Orinoca al Palacio Quemado," which contains little-known aspects of a life that began in the remote Andean indigenous community of Isallavi on Oct. 26, 1959. continue reading »

Bolivia to Invest $135.6 Million in Former Iberdrola Firm

Bolivia to Invest $135.6 Million in Former Iberdrola Firm

Bolivia's government says it will invest $135.6 million over five years in an electricity distribution company it expropriated from Spanish utility Iberdrola in late 2012. continue reading »

Moroccan Girl Kidnapped in Bolivia, Returns to Spain

Moroccan Girl Kidnapped in Bolivia, Returns to Spain

The 9-year-old girl rescued in Bolivia after being kidnapped and held captive for seven months in the Andean nation, returns Saturday to Spain where her family lives, police officials told Efe. continue reading »

Carnival Bridge Collapses Killing 4, Injuring 60 in Bolivia

Carnival Bridge Collapses Killing 4, Injuring 60 in Bolivia

Four people were killed and 60 others injured when a footbridge collapsed during the carnival in the Bolivian city of Oruro, officials said Sunday. continue reading »

Severe Rains, Floods Lead to 59 Deaths in Bolivia

Severe Rains, Floods Lead to 59 Deaths in Bolivia

The torrential rains and flooding that have lashed Bolivia for several weeks have taken 59 lives, have affected more than 59,800 families, and some 100,000 cattle have died, government and business sources said Saturday. continue reading »

Brazilian Police Rescue Bolivians From Human Trafficker

Brazilian Police Rescue Bolivians From Human Trafficker

Brazilian police rescued two Bolivian immigrants from a trafficker who intended to sell them into slavery, a pro-migrant activist said Friday. continue reading »

Mudslide Kills 14 in Bolivia

Mudslide Kills 14 in Bolivia

A mudslide caused by heavy rains in the central Bolivian province of Cochabamba killed 14 people, including several children, officials said Monday. continue reading »

Bolivia Preparing to Take First Steps Toward Nuke Plant

Bolivia Preparing to Take First Steps Toward Nuke Plant

Bolivia is preparing to take the first steps this year to develop an atomic program and become a producer of electricity using nuclear power, a Bolivian Nuclear Science and Technology Institute, or IBTEN, official said. continue reading »

Chinese Firm to Build Bolivia’s Longest Bridges

Chinese Firm to Build Bolivia’s Longest Bridges

China's Harzone Industry Corp. has been selected to build two bridges in Bolivia's Amazon region that, once completed, will be the nation's longest, the official ABI news agency said Friday. continue reading »

Bolivian Radio Broadcasts Multipart Series on Life of Evo Morales

Bolivian Radio Broadcasts Multipart Series on Life of Evo Morales

A 40-part serial recounting the life of Bolivian President Evo Morales began airing this week in the indigenous Aymara language. Putting the project together took 18 months, series creator Emiliana Rojas told Efe. continue reading »

Bolivian Telecom Company Connects with New Communications Satellite

Bolivian Telecom Company Connects with New Communications Satellite

Bolivian state-owned telecommunications company Entel has established contact with the Tupac Katari satellite, which the Andean nation put into orbit in December, President Evo Morales said. continue reading »

Evo Morales Says Bolivia Will Have Nuclear Power Soon

Evo Morales Says Bolivia Will Have Nuclear Power Soon

Bolivia will have a nuclear power industry in the near future, President Evo Morales said Wednesday during a military ceremony in the central region of Cochabamba. continue reading »