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PARADOX:  Bolivia Has Less Coca Plantations but Producing More Cocaine

PARADOX:  Bolivia Has Less Coca Plantations but Producing More Cocaine

The U.S. government confirmed that Bolivia has fewer coca plantations but it is producing more cocaine because drug traffickers are using a more "efficient" process known as the "Colombian method," according to an interview published Sunday in the daily Pagina Siete. continue reading »

3 Mining Workers Escape From Indian Captivity

3 Mining Workers Escape From Indian Captivity

Bolivia's government said Saturday that three of five mining employees abducted in the southwestern province of Potosi have fled their Indian captors. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: How Does Latin America Rank in Happiness?

INFOGRAPHIC: How Does Latin America Rank in Happiness?

Latin America proves to be home to some of the happiest places on earth. While Costa Rica is the global leader, some other countries did not fare as well. continue reading »

Indians Kidnap 3 More Mining Engineers in Bolivia

Indians Kidnap 3 More Mining Engineers in Bolivia

Indians in the western Andean region of Bolivia kidnapped three more employees of the Canadian mining company South American Silver, bringing the number of hostages they are holding to five, officials and Indian leaders said. continue reading »

Bolivia: President Morales Offers to Increase Policemen’s Pay to Avoid Mutiny

Bolivia: President Morales Offers to Increase Policemen’s Pay to Avoid Mutiny

President Evo Morales offered Friday to increase the pay of thousands of mutinous cops who sacked a police building 100 meters (yards) from the presidential palace. continue reading »

“El Dia E” Unites Spanish Speakers Worldwide

“El Dia E” Unites Spanish Speakers Worldwide

For the fourth consecutive year the Cervantes Institute is celebrating "El Dia E" (The Day of Spanish), an event that marks the global consolidation and expansion of Spanish language and culture, with more than 50 cities joining in. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Struggle With Peace

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Struggle With Peace

With daily reports of homicides, violent crimes, and corruption occurring in Latin America it is obvious that Latin America is struggling with peace. Check out Hispanically Speaking News's Infographic to see the global rankings and scores of Latin American countries in terms of peace. continue reading »

Gov’t Trying to End Corruption Now Making Bolivian Customs Officers Carry Camera Pens

Gov’t Trying to End Corruption Now Making Bolivian Customs Officers Carry Camera Pens

With corruption increasingly common among Bolivia’s Customs Department, a government initiative is hoping to put an end to it. Customs director, Marlene Ardaya, recently told th continue reading »

Latin America and Caribbean Face Close to $100 Billion in Damages from Global Warming

Latin America and Caribbean Face Close to $100 Billion in Damages from Global Warming

Latin America and the Caribbean face annual damages in the order of $100 billion by 2050 from diminishing agricultural yields, disappearing glaciers, flooding, droughts and other events triggered by a warming planet, according to the findings of a new report to be released at the Rio+20 summit. continue reading »

Indian Company to Terminate $2.1 Billion Contract With Bolivian Mining

Indian Company to Terminate $2.1 Billion Contract With Bolivian Mining

India's Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. plans to pull out of a contract to develop a massive iron-ore deposit in eastern Bolivia, President Evo Morales' largest mining project, officials said Saturday. continue reading »

Bus Accident Kills 16 Bolivian Students, Injures 32

Bus Accident Kills 16 Bolivian Students, Injures 32

At least 16 people were killed and 32 others injured when a bus plunged into a ravine on the highway that links La Paz to Bolivia's northern Amazon region, police and medical personnel said. continue reading »

Bolivia Destroyed 250 Cocaine Labs This Week

Bolivia Destroyed 250 Cocaine Labs This Week

Bolivian police dismantled nearly 250 cocaine laboratories in recent days in the eastern province of Santa Cruz, the FELCN drug enforcement agency said. continue reading »

Mob Storms Bolivia Jail and Lynches Murder Suspect

Mob Storms Bolivia Jail and Lynches Murder Suspect

An angry mob stormed a jail and lynched a prisoner accused of murdering a man and wounding his wife in a town in the Bolivian region of Santa Cruz, which borders on Brazil and Paraguay, prosecutor Lucio Hinojosa told Efe on Monday. continue reading »

Expanding Hispanic Population to Play Major Role in Texas Elections

Expanding Hispanic Population to Play Major Role in Texas Elections

While Latino organizations point to Texas as a state where election results will be determined by Hispanics, the two Democrats vying to represent El Paso in Congress say that what they believe most important are border issues, apart from any ethnic differences. continue reading »

Wilmer Valderrama Being Sued By Neighbor For “Too Much Noise”

Wilmer Valderrama Being Sued By Neighbor For “Too Much Noise”

Of all the neighbors in the world to live by, Wilmer Valderrama isn’t one person’s first choice, reports state. continue reading »