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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 »

Natural Gas Pipeline to be Expanded in Bolivia

Natural Gas Pipeline to be Expanded in Bolivia

Bolivian state oil company YPFB inaugurated on Tuesday a pipeline expansion that will double the amount of natural gas supplied to the capital and the nearby industrial city of El Alto. continue reading »

Spain Apologies for Diplomatic “Misunderstanding” Over Bolivia’s Detoured Presidential Plane

Spain Apologies for Diplomatic “Misunderstanding” Over Bolivia’s Detoured Presidential Plane

Spain's foreign minister on Tuesday offered apologies to Bolivia's Evo Morales for "any misunderstanding" linked to last week's diversion of the Latin American leader's aircraft, but insisted that Madrid never barred the plane from its airspace. continue reading »

Sen. Robert Menendez Calls for Sanctions Against any Country Aiding Snowden

Sen. Robert Menendez Calls for Sanctions Against any Country Aiding Snowden

The head of the Senate’s foreign policy body on Sunday called for sanctions against any countries that elect to offer shelter to former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who currently faces charges in the U.S. continue reading »

Bolivia Becomes Third Latin American Country to Offer NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Asylum

Bolivia Becomes Third Latin American Country to Offer NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Asylum

Today alleged NSA leaker and U.S. spy Edward Snowden received his third offer of asylum, this one from Bolivia. The first two offers that came yesterday were also from Latin America that included Nicaragua and Venezuela. continue reading »

Bolivian Questions Whether Europeans Would Have Searched Obama’s Plane

Bolivian Questions Whether Europeans Would Have Searched Obama’s Plane

The European countries involved in this week's diversion and subsequent search of Bolivian President Evo Morales's plane would not have acted likewise toward another head of state, a member of Bolivia's government suggested here Friday. continue reading »

Bolivia Threatens to Close US Embassy over Plane Row

Bolivia Threatens to Close US Embassy over Plane Row

Bolivian President Evo Morales threatened to close the U.S. Embassy in La Paz as South American leaders met in Bolivia to show their support for the president whose plane was grounded in Europe amid suspicions that NSA leaker Edward Snowden was on board. continue reading »

Venezuela Questions Relations with Spain Following Bolivian Plane Incident

Venezuela Questions Relations with Spain Following Bolivian Plane Incident

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Thursday that he will re-evaluate relations with Spain in light of this week's incident involving Bolivian head of state Evo Morales' plane, which had to divert to Vienna after several western European countries barred the flight from their airspace. continue reading »

Diplomatic Affront Says Latin America: Bolivian Presidential Plane Held Captive for 13 Hours

Diplomatic Affront Says Latin America: Bolivian Presidential Plane Held Captive for 13 Hours

“Mother of God! What a world!” raged Argentine President Cristina Kirchner while Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa railed on Twitter about the “attack” and “affront to our America” while urging Latin Americans to take action. continue reading »

Brazil Robbers Kill Little Boy “Because He Wouldn’t Stop Crying”

Brazil Robbers Kill Little Boy “Because He Wouldn’t Stop Crying”

Robbers who assaulted the home of a Bolivian couple before dawn Friday in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo killed their only child "because he wouldn't stop crying," police officials said. continue reading »

Daring Animal Rescue in Bolivia Captured for Film ‘Lion Ark’

Daring Animal Rescue in Bolivia Captured for Film ‘Lion Ark’

After an undercover investigation by Animal Defenders International led to a ban on animal circuses in Bolivia in 2009, many circuses simply ignored the law. In response, a team from ADI retu continue reading »

Bolivian Man Accused of Murder, Rape is Buried Alive at Victim’s Funeral

Bolivian Man Accused of Murder, Rape is Buried Alive at Victim’s Funeral

A Bolivian teen accused of murder was attacked by those attending his alleged victim's funeral this week. Santos Ramos, 17, was accused of raping and murdering 35-year-old Leandra Arias J continue reading »

Bolivia’s Evo Morales Inaugurates New Power Plants to Meet Growing Demand

Bolivia’s Evo Morales Inaugurates New Power Plants to Meet Growing Demand

President Evo Morales was on hand over the weekend for the arrival of a convoy of trucks hauling equipment for the 160 MW thermoelectric power plant that Bolivia is building on the border with Argentina. continue reading »

Bolivian Government to Boost Incentives for Gas Exploration

Bolivian Government to Boost Incentives for Gas Exploration

Bolivia's government, which asserted greater state control over the Andean nation's natural gas sector seven years ago, says it will issue a decree to encourage investment in exploration. continue reading »