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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 »

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 »