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Bolivian Police Seize Guns en Route to Brazilian Crime Organization

Bolivian Police Seize Guns en Route to Brazilian Crime Organization

Bolivian police seized a consignment of weapons that was bound for the most powerful criminal organization in the Brazilian metropolis of Sao Paulo, the interior ministry said Friday. continue reading »

Over 300,000 Abandoned Dogs Live On Streets of Bolivia

Over 300,000 Abandoned Dogs Live On Streets of Bolivia

More than 300,000 abandoned dogs live on the streets of Bolivia, a country of 10 million inhabitants, officials said. The expert in animal-transmitted infections at the Bolivian Health Ministry, Grover Paredes, said in a statement to state news agendy ABI that there are 300,000 stray dogs in the country and urged that the "indiscriminate sale" of animals be controlled to put an end to that situation. continue reading »

Biologists Discover New Bat Species Native Only to Bolivian Savannas

Biologists Discover New Bat Species Native Only to Bolivian Savannas

Brazilian biologist Ricardo Moratelli discovered in Bolivia a new species of golden bat that only lives on the savannas of that country, the director of the Biodiversity and Genetics Center of Cochabamba, Luis Fernando Aguirre, told Efe. continue reading »

Bolivian Family Welcomes Siamese Twins Joined at Heart, Liver

Bolivian Family Welcomes Siamese Twins Joined at Heart, Liver

A Bolivian woman has given birth to Siamese twins joined at the heart and liver in a hospital in the eastern city of Santa Cruz, who for the moment are in stable condition, local media said. continue reading »

3 Seniors Die After Drinking Insecticide Thinking it was Alcohol in Bolivia

3 Seniors Die After Drinking Insecticide Thinking it was Alcohol in Bolivia

Three people died after drinking insecticide thinking it was alcohol in a town in southwestern Bolivia, a government official reported Tuesday. continue reading »

Alleged Cattle Ranchers Lynched in Bolivia

Alleged Cattle Ranchers Lynched in Bolivia

Three alleged cattle thieves were lynched by villagers in the Bolivian province of La Paz, local media reported Monday. continue reading »

Wild Margay Cat Found Roaming Bolivia School

Wild Margay Cat Found Roaming Bolivia School

The government of the eastern Bolivian province of Santa Cruz reported the rescue of a spotted wild cat called the margay that was found in a school of the regional capital, and expressed its concern because this is the fourth feline of its kind to be found recently in the urban area. continue reading »

Man Attacks People at Airport, Injuring 11 in Bolivia

Man Attacks People at Airport, Injuring 11 in Bolivia

Eleven people were hurt Thursday when a man authorities described as mentally ill went on a stabbing spree at El Alto International Airport, which serves the Bolivian capital, authorities said. Initial accounts put the number injured at seven. continue reading »

Accused Murderer, Rapist Burned Alive by Bolivian Mob

Accused Murderer, Rapist Burned Alive by Bolivian Mob

A 30-year-old man accused of raping and murdering a woman in the eastern province of Santa Cruz was seized by a mob and burned to death, Bolivian authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »

Bus Crash Kills 13 in Bolivia

Bus Crash Kills 13 in Bolivia

Thirteen people died Saturday in Bolivia when a truck and a bus slammed into each other on the highway between the Andean provinces of Oruro and La Paz, police officials said. continue reading »

Industrialization is Bolivia’s Biggest Challenge, Economy Chief Says

Industrialization is Bolivia’s Biggest Challenge, Economy Chief Says

Bolivia's economy and finance minister said Wednesday that the Andean nation's most pressing challenge is to consolidate its drive toward industrialization. continue reading »

Bolivian President Inaugurates World’s Highest Cable-Car System

Bolivian President Inaugurates World’s Highest Cable-Car System

Bolivian President Evo Morales on Friday inaugurated the world's highest cable-car system, which has begun carrying passengers between this capital and the adjacent city of El Alto at an elevation of some 4,000 meters (13,115 feet) above sea level. continue reading »

Cold Wave in Bolivia Kills 60,000 Cattle

Cold Wave in Bolivia Kills 60,000 Cattle

The Cattle Raisers Federation in the northeastern Bolivian province of Beni reported Thursday that at least 60,000 head of livestock have died due to the cold wave that has beset the Andean nation for a week. continue reading »

Cold and Rare Snowfall in Bolivia Kills 3 and Dozens of Livestock

Cold and Rare Snowfall in Bolivia Kills 3 and Dozens of Livestock

A cold wave that has been besetting Bolivia since the end of last week has caused the deaths of three people and dozens of head of livestock, authorities said Monday. continue reading »

Bolivia Increases Natgas Exports to Argentina

Bolivia Increases Natgas Exports to Argentina

Bolivia began increasing its natural gas shipments to Argentina this month ahead of the Southern Hemisphere winter and has the capacity to meet potential demand of 19 million cubic meters (670 million cubic feet) per day, state-owned energy firm YPFB said. continue reading »