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Severe Rains, Floods Lead to 59 Deaths in Bolivia

Severe Rains, Floods Lead to 59 Deaths in Bolivia

The torrential rains and flooding that have lashed Bolivia for several weeks have taken 59 lives, have affected more than 59,800 families, and some 100,000 cattle have died, government and business sources said Saturday. continue reading »

Brazilian Police Rescue Bolivians From Human Trafficker

Brazilian Police Rescue Bolivians From Human Trafficker

Brazilian police rescued two Bolivian immigrants from a trafficker who intended to sell them into slavery, a pro-migrant activist said Friday. continue reading »

Mudslide Kills 14 in Bolivia

Mudslide Kills 14 in Bolivia

A mudslide caused by heavy rains in the central Bolivian province of Cochabamba killed 14 people, including several children, officials said Monday. continue reading »

Bolivia Preparing to Take First Steps Toward Nuke Plant

Bolivia Preparing to Take First Steps Toward Nuke Plant

Bolivia is preparing to take the first steps this year to develop an atomic program and become a producer of electricity using nuclear power, a Bolivian Nuclear Science and Technology Institute, or IBTEN, official said. continue reading »

Chinese Firm to Build Bolivia’s Longest Bridges

Chinese Firm to Build Bolivia’s Longest Bridges

China's Harzone Industry Corp. has been selected to build two bridges in Bolivia's Amazon region that, once completed, will be the nation's longest, the official ABI news agency said Friday. continue reading »

Bolivian Radio Broadcasts Multipart Series on Life of Evo Morales

Bolivian Radio Broadcasts Multipart Series on Life of Evo Morales

A 40-part serial recounting the life of Bolivian President Evo Morales began airing this week in the indigenous Aymara language. Putting the project together took 18 months, series creator Emiliana Rojas told Efe. continue reading »

Bolivian Telecom Company Connects with New Communications Satellite

Bolivian Telecom Company Connects with New Communications Satellite

Bolivian state-owned telecommunications company Entel has established contact with the Tupac Katari satellite, which the Andean nation put into orbit in December, President Evo Morales said. continue reading »

Evo Morales Says Bolivia Will Have Nuclear Power Soon

Evo Morales Says Bolivia Will Have Nuclear Power Soon

Bolivia will have a nuclear power industry in the near future, President Evo Morales said Wednesday during a military ceremony in the central region of Cochabamba. continue reading »

Bolivia’s Energy Revenue Tops $5 Billion in 2013

Bolivia’s Energy Revenue Tops $5 Billion in 2013

Bolivia's government earned more than $5 billion in hydrocarbon-related revenue in 2013 and that total is projected to rise to $6 billion next year, President Evo Morales said. continue reading »

China Launches Bolivia’s First Communications Satellite

China Launches Bolivia’s First Communications Satellite

Bolivia's first communications satellite vaulted into space Friday atop a Chinese rocket as the Andean nation's president, Evo Morales, looked on. continue reading »

Argentina’s Pluspetrol to Invest $160 Million in Bolivia

Argentina’s Pluspetrol to Invest $160 Million in Bolivia

Argentine energy company Pluspetrol plans to invest some $160 million in 2014 to drill new wells and conduct seismic surveying in eastern Bolivia, according to Bolivian state-owned energy firm YPFB. continue reading »

Alleged Murderer Gets Poisoned and Lynched in Bolivia

Alleged Murderer Gets Poisoned and Lynched in Bolivia

A mob hung a 24-year-old man in a town on the Bolivian altiplano on Monday after beating him and accusing him of committing a murder last weekend, a prosecutor and other local officials said. continue reading »

Evo Morales Cancels His Attendance at Ibero-American Summit

Evo Morales Cancels His Attendance at Ibero-American Summit

Bolivian President Evo Morales on Thursday cancelled his attendance at the Ibero-American Summit in Panama citing "unavoidable commitments," Bolivia's communications minister told Efe. continue reading »

Chinese Firm to Assist Bolivia in Treating 4.5 Million Tons of Mining Waste

Chinese Firm to Assist Bolivia in Treating 4.5 Million Tons of Mining Waste

Bolivia will treat 4.5 million tons of toxic mining waste, accumulated over several decades in the southwestern part of the country, at a Chinese concentration plant in the Andean region of Potosi, authorities said Saturday. continue reading »

Bolivian Mob Kills 2 Accused of Attempting to Steal Motorcycle

Bolivian Mob Kills 2 Accused of Attempting to Steal Motorcycle

A mob burned to death two men accused of trying to steal a motorcycle and attacking its owner near the central Bolivian town of Entre Rios, police said Thursday. continue reading »