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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 »

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 »