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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 »

Llama Meat Maybe Coming to a Restaurant Near You Soon

Llama Meat Maybe Coming to a Restaurant Near You Soon

Llama meat, a traditional part of many Andean residents meals, is getting more attention outside the region. continue reading »

Are You Ready for Coca Leaf Beer?

Are You Ready for Coca Leaf Beer?

Bolivians who have lived with the gifts and curses, some say, of the coca leaf for centuries have just found another use for the abundant green – beer. continue reading »

Top 5 Countries With Highest First-Day Infant Deaths in LatAm

Top 5 Countries With Highest First-Day Infant Deaths in LatAm

A recent study shed light on the number of infants who die on their first day. Save the Children ranked nearly all countries on the number of deaths per 1,000 births. Internationally, the highest infant mortality rate was Tanzania with 9 deaths for every 1,000 births and the lowest death rate was Luxembourg with less that 0.5 deaths per 1,000 births. continue reading »

Bolivian President Evo Morales Expels USAID

Bolivian President Evo Morales Expels USAID

President Evo Morales on Wednesday expelled the U.S. Agency for International Development from Bolivia, accusing USAID of meddling in politics. He announced the decision at a May Day rally in La Paz's Murillo Square. continue reading »

Bolivian President Evo Morales Can Seek Unprecedented Third Term Constitutional Court Says

Bolivian President Evo Morales Can Seek Unprecedented Third Term Constitutional Court Says

In Bolivia news, the country's Constitutional Court has ruled that current President Evo Morales can seek an unprecedented third term in spite of the constitutional ban on third terms. continue reading »