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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 »

Bolivian President Says Crisis with Brazil Over Senator’s Escape Resolved

Bolivian President Says Crisis with Brazil Over Senator’s Escape Resolved

Bolivian President Evo Morales said Saturday that the crisis with Brazil is now resolved that exploded with the escape to that country of Bolivian opposition Sen. Roger Pinto without the required safe-conduct and with the direct complicity of a Brazilian diplomat. continue reading »

Bolivia, Dutch Government Reach Lithium Battery Plant Deal

Bolivia, Dutch Government Reach Lithium Battery Plant Deal

The Bolivian and Dutch governments have reached agreement on the future installation of a lithium battery plant in the Andean nation and technology and knowledge transfers in that industry. continue reading »

Death Toll of Bolivian Prison Brawl Rises to 31

Death Toll of Bolivian Prison Brawl Rises to 31

The death Saturday of another inmate from serious burns raised to 31 the number of fatalities left by a brawl between two rival groups at a jail in the eastern Bolivian city of Santa Cruz, authorities said. continue reading »

Prison Brawl Leads to 15 Deaths, Dozens Injured in Bolivia

Prison Brawl Leads to 15 Deaths, Dozens Injured in Bolivia

Fifteen people were killed and dozens of others injured during a brawl among rival groups of inmates at Palmasola prison in the eastern province of Santa Cruz, Bolivian police said Friday. continue reading »

Bolivian Bus Plunges Into Ravine Killing 14

Bolivian Bus Plunges Into Ravine Killing 14

Fourteen people were killed and 25 others injured Friday when their bus ran off the road and plunged into a ravine in the southern province of Tarija. continue reading »

Is a Bolivian Carmelo Flores Laura the Oldest Person Alive?

Is a Bolivian Carmelo Flores Laura the Oldest Person Alive?

According to Bolivia's civil registry, 123-year-old Carmelo Flores Laura is the oldest man alive. Though his age is yet to be confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records, it is believed Flores Laura was born in 1890 continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Bolivia on Your 188th Year of Independence

¡Felicidades! Bolivia on Your 188th Year of Independence

Today, all of Bolivia is celebrating and rejoicing its 188-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500’s and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations and plundered silver deposits continue reading »

Evo Morales Accepts Europe’s Apology for Plane Incident

Evo Morales Accepts Europe’s Apology for Plane Incident

Bolivian President Evo Morales on Wednesday accepted apologies offered by France, Spain, Italy and Portugal for the forced rerouting of his flight home from Russia on July 2. continue reading »

Energy Drink Containing Quinoa, Malt Released in Bolivia

Energy Drink Containing Quinoa, Malt Released in Bolivia

The private brewery Cervecera Boliviana has launched a new product, Trimalta Quinua, the first mass-market drink combining the properties of malt and quinoa grains to create a natural energizer rich in vitamins, minerals and amino acids. continue reading »

Spain to Bolivia: Sorry We Helped Stopped the President’s Plane

Spain to Bolivia: Sorry We Helped Stopped the President’s Plane

The Spanish government on Monday presented to Bolivia a note apologizing for the July 2 incident involving President Evo Morales' plane and expressed confidence that the issue had been put to rest and that bilateral relations will remain on an even keel. continue reading »

Teen Set on Fire By Angry Mob Dies in Bolivia

Teen Set on Fire By Angry Mob Dies in Bolivia

A 17-year-old boy in the central Bolivian province of Cochabamba died en route to the hospital after he was set on fire by a mob over an alleged attempted robbery, authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »