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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 »

Fourth Serious Accident in a Week in Bolivia Leaves 17 Dead

Fourth Serious Accident in a Week in Bolivia Leaves 17 Dead

Seventeen people were killed and 30 others injured in the fourth serious accident on Bolivia's roads in a week, authorities said Thursday. continue reading »

Latin America News: 20 Die, 30 Injured in Bolivia Bus Crash

Latin America News: 20 Die, 30 Injured in Bolivia Bus Crash

More than 20 people were killed Wednesday and 30 others injured when a bus plunged into a ravine in the Andes, Bolivian police said. continue reading »

Eat Healthy But Cuidado with Superfoods

Eat Healthy But Cuidado with Superfoods

Are you familiar with superfoods? A story in The Guardian this week highlighted an issue that has been popping up in recent years: our “superfoods” are the regular foods of communities in other places. One case in example is quinoa from Bolivia—and how with our increased consumption, there is a negative impact on the communities that produce it. continue reading »

Latin America News:  Bolivia and China Partner to Make Lithium Batteries

Latin America News:  Bolivia and China Partner to Make Lithium Batteries

Bolivia will receive a $2.9 million Chinese-made pilot plant for manufacturing lithium-ion batteries in the next few weeks, with production expected to start up in the second half of this year, a government official said. continue reading »

Bolivian Government Takes Over 4 Spanish-owned Firms

Bolivian Government Takes Over 4 Spanish-owned Firms

President Evo Morales announced Saturday the nationalization of four Bolivian units of Spanish utility Iberdrola, including the main electricity distributors in La Paz and Oruro provinces. continue reading »

Mexico’s Atlas Soccer Team Announces Addition of Jose Luis Chavez

Mexico’s Atlas Soccer Team Announces Addition of Jose Luis Chavez

Bolivian midfielder Jose Luis Chavez will play for Mexico's Atlas soccer team starting with the Clausura 2013 tournament, the club said in a statement. continue reading »

American Jailed in Bolivia To Move to House Arrest

American Jailed in Bolivia To Move to House Arrest

A U.S. man who has spent 18 months in a Bolivian jail on charges of money laundering is to be shifted to house arrest, a judge in the eastern city of Santa Cruz ordered Tuesday. continue reading »

190,000 Households to Benefit From Improved Waste Management in Bolivia

190,000 Households to Benefit From Improved Waste Management in Bolivia

Bolivia will improve municipal solid waste management services including sweeping, collection, transportation, and disposal, with a $20 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

Chinese Company Inching Towards Dam Project in Bolivia

Chinese Company Inching Towards Dam Project in Bolivia

Bolivia's government has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese company Sinohydro Corporation Ltd., which pledged to review existing studies for a hydroelectric dam project in the northern Amazon region of Beni. continue reading »

Actor Sean Penn Pleads for Prayers and Support for Ailing Hugo Chavez

Actor Sean Penn Pleads for Prayers and Support for Ailing Hugo Chavez

Actor Sean Penn, while in Bolivia, is pleading for prayers and support for ailing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. continue reading »

Bolivian Shipwreck Death Toll Now at 13, 27 Were Aboard

Bolivian Shipwreck Death Toll Now at 13, 27 Were Aboard

Two more bodies were found Thursday near the site where a boat capsized in Lake Titicaca, bringing the confirmed death toll from the accident to 13, Bolivian authorities said. continue reading »

Boat Accident in Bolivia Leaves 11 Dead, 3 are Children

Boat Accident in Bolivia Leaves 11 Dead, 3 are Children

Eleven people are confirmed dead and five others remain missing after a boat sank on Lake Titicaca, Bolivian authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »

Bolivian Officials Arrested After Demanding Bribes from Jailed American

Bolivian Officials Arrested After Demanding Bribes from Jailed American

A senior government attorney and five other officials were arrested on charges they demanded $50,000 from a U.S. man who has spent 18 months in a Bolivian jail, the Andean nation's interior minister said Tuesday. continue reading »