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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 »

Bolivian Mudslide Leaves 13 Dead and 26 Injured

Bolivian Mudslide Leaves 13 Dead and 26 Injured

At least 13 people died and 26 were injured in a mudslide along a stretch of highway in central Bolivia's Yungas region, police said Tuesday. The incident occurred Monday afternoon some 200 kilometers (124 miles) from La Paz on the highway linking the capital with the city of Caranavi, highway patrol officer Julio Venegas told the state-run ABI news agency. continue reading »

Bolivian President Announces Plans to Invest $4.5 Million in Largest Airport

Bolivian President Announces Plans to Invest $4.5 Million in Largest Airport

Bolivia's government inaugurated construction works Saturday to expand the international section of the eastern city of Santa Cruz's Viru Viru airport, the nation's largest, with an investment of $4.5 million. continue reading »

Bolivia Tagets Idle Mining Concessions

Bolivia Tagets Idle Mining Concessions

Bolivia has enacted a law that allows the state to revoke mining concessions without paying compensation, a measure aimed at recovering control of idle, privately held land, President Evo Morales said. continue reading »

Bolivia Refuses to Compensate Spanish Firm for Airport Takeover

Bolivia Refuses to Compensate Spanish Firm for Airport Takeover

Bolivian President Evo Morales said Friday that Spain's Abertis Infraestructuras SA and Aena would not be compensated for the nationalization of their Sabsa unit, which had managed the Andean nation's three largest airports. continue reading »

Pope Francis Discuss Inequality, Poverty with Bolivian President

Pope Francis Discuss Inequality, Poverty with Bolivian President

Pope Francis and Bolivian President Evo Morales discussed in the Vatican City the importance of the fight against social inequalities and poverty, the Vatican said in a statement. continue reading »

Bolivian Archaeologists Find Evidence of 10,400-year-old Human Presence

Bolivian Archaeologists Find Evidence of 10,400-year-old Human Presence

The discovery of mollusk shells at a midden in the Bolivian Amazon indicates that hunter-gatherers had a presence in the area 10,400 years ago, much earlier than previously known, archaeologists said. The find was made near the Amazonian city of Trinidad in Beni continue reading »