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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 »

Bolivian President to UN: Global Anti-drug Strategy a Failure

Bolivian President to UN: Global Anti-drug Strategy a Failure

Current international policy against drugs has failed, creating more violence and operating as an "instrument of geopolitical domination," Bolivian President Evo Morales said here Monday before the U.N. Commission on Narcotic Drugs. continue reading »

Bolivia Partners with Spanish Firms For Gas Plant

Bolivia Partners with Spanish Firms For Gas Plant

Bolivian state-owned energy company YPFB signed a contract with Sener Ingenieria y Sistemas SA and Ros Roca Indox Cryo Energy for the design and construction of a natural gas liquefaction plant. continue reading »

Bolivia Says No Need to Fear Nationalization, Only Those Who Steal from Us Should Fear

Bolivia Says No Need to Fear Nationalization, Only Those Who Steal from Us Should Fear

Bolivia President Evo Morales wants to assure potential and current investors not to fear nationalization of their businesses in the country. This statement came after Spanish-firm managing the country's airports was taken over. continue reading »

Bad for Business: Bolivia Nationalizes Spanish Firm Running Its Airports

Bad for Business: Bolivia Nationalizes Spanish Firm Running Its Airports

The Bolivian government on Monday nationalized the Spanish-owned firm that runs the Andean nation's three largest airports, accusing the company of not investing enough in improvements. continue reading »

Latin America News: Bolivia Bus Crash Leaves 7 Dead, 23 Injured

Latin America News: Bolivia Bus Crash Leaves 7 Dead, 23 Injured

Seven people died and 23 were injured Tuesday when a bus overturned on a road in southwestern Bolivia, police said. continue reading »

Bolivia Unveils World’s Largest Virgin Mary Statue

Bolivia Unveils World’s Largest Virgin Mary Statue

The largest statue of the Virgin Mary in the world, dedicated to Our Lady of Socavon, was inaugurated at a Feb. 1 ceremony in the city of Oruro, Bolivia. continue reading »