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Bolivian Government Takes Over 4 Spanish-owned Firms

Bolivian Government Takes Over 4 Spanish-owned Firms

President Evo Morales announced Saturday the nationalization of four Bolivian units of Spanish utility Iberdrola, including the main electricity distributors in La Paz and Oruro provinces. continue reading »

Mexico’s Atlas Soccer Team Announces Addition of Jose Luis Chavez

Mexico’s Atlas Soccer Team Announces Addition of Jose Luis Chavez

Bolivian midfielder Jose Luis Chavez will play for Mexico's Atlas soccer team starting with the Clausura 2013 tournament, the club said in a statement. continue reading »

American Jailed in Bolivia To Move to House Arrest

American Jailed in Bolivia To Move to House Arrest

A U.S. man who has spent 18 months in a Bolivian jail on charges of money laundering is to be shifted to house arrest, a judge in the eastern city of Santa Cruz ordered Tuesday. continue reading »

190,000 Households to Benefit From Improved Waste Management in Bolivia

190,000 Households to Benefit From Improved Waste Management in Bolivia

Bolivia will improve municipal solid waste management services including sweeping, collection, transportation, and disposal, with a $20 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

Chinese Company Inching Towards Dam Project in Bolivia

Chinese Company Inching Towards Dam Project in Bolivia

Bolivia's government has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese company Sinohydro Corporation Ltd., which pledged to review existing studies for a hydroelectric dam project in the northern Amazon region of Beni. continue reading »

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 »