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Actor Sean Penn Pleads for Prayers and Support for Ailing Hugo Chavez

Actor Sean Penn Pleads for Prayers and Support for Ailing Hugo Chavez

Actor Sean Penn, while in Bolivia, is pleading for prayers and support for ailing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. continue reading »

Bolivian Shipwreck Death Toll Now at 13, 27 Were Aboard

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 »

Boat Accident in Bolivia Leaves 11 Dead, 3 are Children

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 »

Bolivian Officials Arrested After Demanding Bribes from Jailed American

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 »

Formal Invitation Offered to Bolivia to Join Mercosur Trade Pact

Formal Invitation Offered to Bolivia to Join Mercosur Trade Pact

Bolivia has been formally invited to join as a full member the largest trading bloc in Latin America, Mercosur. continue reading »

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 »