1. Skip to navigation
  2. Skip to content
  3. Skip to secondary content



iOntheAmericas

Bolivia

Bolivia

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 »

Police Foil Animal Trafficking Scheme in Bolivia, Seize 5,000 Caimans

Police Foil Animal Trafficking Scheme in Bolivia, Seize 5,000 Caimans

Bolivian police seized 5,000 live baby caimans in an operation against animal trafficking in the oriental province of Santa Cruz, which borders on Brazil and Paraguay, the provincial government said Saturday. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Violence Against Women in Latin America

INFOGRAPHIC: Violence Against Women in Latin America

Violence against women is a human rights violation with important public health ramifications. Evidence from across the globe documents that such violence is widespread and that women and girls bear the overwhelming burden of violence by intimate partners and sexual violence by any perpetrator. continue reading »

Cubans Top Choices for Emigrating: Boliva, Chile and Ecuador

Cubans Top Choices for Emigrating: Boliva, Chile and Ecuador

Bolivia, Ecuador and Chile over the past 20 years have become new Latin American destinations for Cubans who decide to emigrate, the official weekly Trabajadores reported Monday. continue reading »

Bolivia Approves France’s Total Giving Gazprom Stakes in Gas Fields

Bolivia Approves France’s Total Giving Gazprom Stakes in Gas Fields

The Chamber of Deputies has approved changes in the operating contracts held by French oil major Total for two gas fields in eastern Bolivia, opening the way for Russia's Gazprom to acquire stakes in th continue reading »

Cuban Singer Silvio Rodriguez Touring in Bolivia, Costa Roca, Peru

Cuban Singer Silvio Rodriguez Touring in Bolivia, Costa Roca, Peru

Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio Rodriguez will go on tour to Costa Rica, Bolivia and Peru next month, the island's official media said. continue reading »

STUDY:  Bolivia and Venezuela Rank as ‘Unfriendliest’ Countries for Tourists

STUDY:  Bolivia and Venezuela Rank as ‘Unfriendliest’ Countries for Tourists

A new report on travel and tourism by the World Economic Forum looked at 140 countries trying to find the most hospitable and welcoming to foreign tourists. Unfortunately for Bolivia and Venezuela continue reading »