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Bolivia Returns Stolen 700-Year-Old Mummy to Peru

Bolivia Returns Stolen 700-Year-Old Mummy to Peru

Two years ago, Bolivian police found the 700-year-old mummy belonging to Peru. Recently, that mummy was returned to Peru. Bolivian police say the mummy, which was that of a to continue reading »

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

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 »

Spanish Photographer’s Photo of Bolivian Mennonite Wins Taylor Wessing Prize

Spanish Photographer’s Photo of Bolivian Mennonite Wins Taylor Wessing Prize

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2012 has been awarded to Jordi Ruiz Cirera, 28, for a photograph of a 26-year-old woman from Bolivia - who was reluctant to sit for the camera. continue reading »

Bolivian Radio Presenter Fernando Vidal Set On Fire While on the Air

Bolivian Radio Presenter Fernando Vidal Set On Fire While on the Air

Anyone listening to radio presenter Fernando Vidal on Bolivia’s Radio Popular station on Monday may have heard the gruesome attack against him. continue reading »

Bolivia Bus Accident Leaves 8 Dead, 20 Injured

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 »

World Food Programme Wants You to Connect with Bolivian Students

World Food Programme Wants You to Connect with Bolivian Students

Providing nutritious meals in school is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways one can make a difference in the life of a child. But the World Food Programme (WFP) not asking you to donate here – they want to invite you to get to know some of the kids WFP is supporting at the Huarimarca School in Bolivia. continue reading »

Pitbull Refuses to Take Stage in Bolivia Over Safety Concerns

Pitbull Refuses to Take Stage in Bolivia Over Safety Concerns

Pitbull cited safety problems when he declined to take the stage for a concert in the eastern Bolivian city of Santa Cruz, but media accounts Wednesday said he made the decision after two of the promoter's employees were arrested. continue reading »

STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

Despite recent gains, the wage gap between men and women in Latin America still prevails, according to a new Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) study entitled “New Century, Old Disparities,” which compares surveys of representative households in 18 Latin American and Caribbean countries. continue reading »

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

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

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

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 »

Bolivian Miners and Colquiri Mining Company Reach Agreement

Bolivian Miners and Colquiri Mining Company Reach Agreement

The groups of Bolivian miners vying for control of the Andean Colquiri mine reached an agreement that resolves their conflict by arriving at a division of its richest ore vein, Government Minister Carlos Romero said Sunday. continue reading »

Latino Groups Call Out Kennedy Center’s Neglect to Honor Latino Artists

Latino Groups Call Out Kennedy Center’s Neglect to Honor Latino Artists

In letters to Kennedy Center executives, Caroline Kennedy, President Obama, and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA) and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) are calling for major changes in the process by which Kennedy Center Honorees are selected and asking why there is a constant pattern of exclusion of Latinos. The groups' demands follow the recent announcement of the 2012 Honorees, none of whom are Latino artists. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Pollution in Latin America

INFOGRAPHIC: Pollution in Latin America

Globally, outdoor urban air pollution kills 2 million people annually and indoor air pollution causes 2 million premature deaths. In Latin America, 100 million people in are exposed to levels of air pollution that exceed the recommended standards. With these rates it is important to look at the health and environmental issues connected to pollution. HS-News takes a look at which countries are culprits and which are taking strides towards environmental protection. continue reading »

Bolivian Police Kill 2 Men Guarding Cocaine Lab in Clash

Bolivian Police Kill 2 Men Guarding Cocaine Lab in Clash

Two men guarding a cocaine lab in the eastern Bolivian province of Santa Cruz died in a confrontation with police, official news agency ABI said. continue reading »