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MONSEÑOR TITO SOLARI CAPPELLARI 
Los virulentos ataques de que está siendo objeto un santo varón de Dios como es Monseñor Tito Solari, actual Arzobispo de Cochabamba, nos traen a …

Heightened tension in Bolivia as coca producers block roads 
For eight days the coca growers federations of the Yungas region (northern La Paz, Bolivia) have blocked roads to the area to protest a new law that limits …

Rescued Miner Gets New Job and House in Bolivia 
On Monday Carlos Mamani, the Bolivian miner who was rescued along with 32 others from 700 meters depth in the San José Mine in Chile, accepted a job offer …

Bolivian Miner Rescued in Chile Will Not Return to Bolivia 
Opinión, Cochabamba, 14-Oct-2010: Family members of Bolivian miner Carlos Mamani Solis, rescued along with 32 others from the San José mine in Chile, reported …

1600 San Pedro Prison Inmates on Hunger Strike in Bolivia 
At 6:00 yesterday the 1600 inmates of San Pedro Prison in La Paz, Bolivia began a hunger strike to demand solutions to prison crowding; improvements to …

quienes son los movimientos sociales? 
Alguien me puede aclarar algo? Cuando el gobierno boliviano dice que debe consultar a los movimientos sociales por X o Z motivo, a quienes se refiere? …

Doctors Trained in Cuba Have no Options in Bolivia 
Hundreds of Bolivian high school graduates, generally from poorer areas, left the country to study medicine in Cuba. Over 400 have returned and cannot …

Alcalde de Cochabamba anuncia procesos contra funcionarios corruptos 
El Alcalde Municipal, Edwin Castellanos, en conferencia de prensa realizada esta mañana, anunció que fueron sorprendidos en flagrante acto de corrupción …

Nueva cuna de Artistas Man Césped en Cochabamba 
La Academia Nacional de Música Man Césped, es un esfuerzo común emprendido por el Municipio de Cochabamba, por el Gobierno Plurinacional de Bolivia y el …

Morales Confirms Bolivia's Alignment with Iran 
Los Tiempos, Cochabamba, 31-Aug-2010: President Evo Morales qualified Iran as a pacificist country and Israel as a terrorist country and criticized the …

Three countries prepare to fight forest fires in Bolivia 
La Prensa, La Paz, 26 de Aug, 2010: Chile, Argentina, and Brazil are preparing to send firefighters and equipment to fight forest fires that have already …

Protesters Burn Bolivian Customs Building 
Vendors protesting new changes made to the Bolivian Customs Law and Tax Regimen passed last Wednesday, which would tighten controls on smuggling, burned …

1 Million Fish Dead in Bolivian Ecological Disaster 
(3 Aug. 2010 Update: The number of dead fish and other water-dependent wildlife totaled over 6 million.) Due to the extremely high degree of interest …

34 of Bolivia's 36 Ethnic Groups March Against Indigenous President 
34 of Bolivia's 36 indigenous ethnic groups are now participating in a 1500-kilometer march against the Bolivian government and Evo Morales, the country's …

Lake Titicaca Being Used as a Sewage Dump 
Lake Titicaca is the victim of a serious paradox. It was proposed as one of the seven natural wonders of the world, but now it is being used as a sewage …

Bolivian Lithium May Have Competition from Afghanistan 
With the discovery of immense lithium deposits under and near the Salar de Uyuni (believed to be among the largest in the world), the Bolivian government …

Bolivian bus strike and road blocks to protest new drunk driving law 
The Bolivian government took notice of the amazingly high number of bus accidents that took place in January 2010 (72 dead and 196 injured in 5 bus accidents …

New Bolivia English News Site 
Hi Bella, I wanted to let you know about www.boliviaweekly.com which is a new english-language news site dedicated to Bolivia. We also publish a weekly …

72 dead, 196 injured in Bolivian bus accidents in January 2010 
6 January 2010 a bus (Jumbo Bus busline) rolls down a cliff after crashing into another vehicle near Tapacarí, Cochabamba. 24 dead, 28 injured. 19 …

Manfred Reyes Villa Shocks Bolivia With His Choice of Running Mate 
Bolivian presidential candidate Manfred Reyes Villa shocked Bolivia yesterday with his choice for running mate. None other than imprisoned Pando Prefect …

we did something wrong - speech by oscar arias - president of costa rica 
Lee Este Artículo en Español "WE DID SOMETHING WRONG" President of the Republic of Costa Rica Speech by President Óscar Arias at the Summit of …

Stories Like This are Worth Reading Twice 
Mounted on his red motorcycle, protected by a black helmet and sunglasses, corporal Hugo Gonzales takes to the streets and avenues of Santa Cruz each day …

Bolivian MAS Party May Ban Soap Operas and Regulate Content 
La Razón, La Paz, 21 October, 2010: MAS party senator Isaac Ávalos announced yesterday that the Movimiento al Socialismo is preparing a bill to eliminate …

Bolivia Plans Ban on Books Considered Racist 
LA PAZ, 18 Oct (AFP) - President Evo Morales' government is analyzing a ban on two books by important Bolivian writers and historians in public schools …

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27% of Bolivians Go Hungry 
Report: Bolivia has the highest rate of malnutrition in the region. In Latin America, Bolivia has the highest number of people who go hungry, according …

240,000 Bolivians Sign Against Articles of "Gag Law" 
Bolivians throughout the country continue to protest, march and sign against the new Law Against Racism and All Forms of Discrimination, which many allege …

Bolivian Media Begin Self-Censuring 
Now that the new Law Against Racism and All Forms of Discrimination has been passed in Bolivia, the media have begun to implement self-censuring mechanisms …

Bolivian Journalist Protest Draws the Attention of the Inter American Press Association 
The Inter American Press Association will travel to Bolivia on Monday, 18 October to meet with Bolivian journalists who are protesting two controversial …

Thousands March for Freedom of Expression in Bolivia 
Wednesday, 13 October 2010. Thousands marched in support of Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Press this morning in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, in protest …

Bolivian Press Seeks 1 Million Signatures for Referendum 
Opinión, Cochabamba, 12 October, 2010: Bolivian journalists announced today that they will begin a campaign to collect one million signatures in support …

Bolivians Protest New Gag Law 
The Bolivian government has passed a new "anti-racism and anti-discrimination" law which has caused protests throughout the country. While the great majority …

Alcaldia de Cochabamba Conmemora el Dia Mundial de Turismo 
El día Lunes 27 de septiembre, la Dirección de Turismo de la Honorable Alcaldía Municipal del Cercado de Cochabamba, adhiriéndose a esta celebración de …

Se Entregan 150 Placas Dentales a 90 Beneficiarios 
La Oficialía Mayor de Desarrollo Humano y la Jefatura de Programas Sociales de la Alcaldía de Cochabamba otorgaron 150 placas dentales a 90 beneficiarios …

INAUGURAN LAVANDERIAS PARA GENERAR MAS EMPLEOS 
En esta oportunidad el Gobierno Municipal de Cochabamba, la Oficialía Mayor de Desarrollo Humano, la Dirección de Género Generacional y la Jefatura de …

Discurso del Alcalde Edwin Castellanos en la Sesión de Honor de Cochabamba 
Hoy al comenzar el día, entre el trajín de los actos y los festejos, entre las palabras de circunstancia y las actividades solemnes, entre la alegría y …

Mensaje de la Cruz Roja 
Los trabajadores de las ambulancias y de las urgencias médicas se han dado cuenta de que los heridos en accidentes de carretera o los enfermos que llegan …

Explosion Destroys Iconic Mural on Eve of Santa Cruz Bicentennial 
One of Eastern Bolivia's most iconic murals is gone. Two days before Santa Cruz begins celebrating the bicentennial month of its first battle for freedom …

Comienzan trabajos de Limpieza del Rio Rocha 
La Dirección de Gestión Ambiental de la Alcaldía Municipal en coordinación con la Dirección de Comunas de Cercado, ha comenzado el proyecto de limpieza …

Fires in Bolivia Now 34,000 – 2 Million Hectares of Forest Burned 
El Diario, La Paz, 24 Aug, 2010: The fires caused by rural farmers using slash-and-burn techniques to clear forest land for farming in Bolivia have increased …

Es posible asegurar el agua a futuro en Latinoamerica 
Fue la principal conclusión del primer encuentro latinoamericano de gestión comunitaria del agua ‘El agua en nuestras manos’. Santa Cruz de la Sierra, …

BOLIVIA TRAVEL ALERTS - AUGUST 2010  
There are numerous events taking place in Bolivia that tourists and travelers should be aware of and some places you may wish to consider avoiding altogether. …

25,000 Fires Smother Bolivia in Smoke 
Over 25,000 hot spots have been detected, and 1.5 million hectares of forest and brush have burned in 4 Bolivian states as a result of slash-and-burn forest …

Evo Banned from Potosi Festivities 
El Potosí, Potosí, 17 Aug. 2010: The Secretary General of the Potosi Civic Committee (Comcipo), Luis Pastor, assured yesterday (Monday) that Bolivian President …

"U.S. Military Bases Divide Governments" 
El Mundo, Santa Cruz, 16 August, 2010: President Evo Morales stated that United States military bases in Latin America are another way to divide the presidents …

Fires Threaten Bolivia's Famed Jesuit Missions Region 
An unprecedented number of forest fires are burning in the northern and eastern Departments of Pando, Beni and Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Over 2000 hot spots …

Santa Cruz Sends 3500 Kilos of Food to Potosi 
El Mundo, Santa Cruz, 14 August 2010: After 17 days of blockades and strikes in Potosí (Bolivia), 3500 Kilograms of dry foods were donated by Santa Cruz …

Advertencia: El Racismo es Nocivo para la Salud 
15 de agosto, 2010 La semana pasada, en un colegio privado de Bolivia, un grupo de jóvenes abusó física y verbalmente de un compañero del colegio de manera …

Bolivia: Potosi Protesters Negotiate Under Threat 
Sucre locals beat Potosí journalists and obligated negotiators to return to Sucre. Yesterday (Friday) a group of about 100 enraged rural inhabitants …

Bolivian airline Aerosur offers free flights to tourists trapped in Potosi protests 
13 Aug. 2010 - Several hundred tourists were stranded in the Potosí area as protests and road blocks enter their 16th day and food becomes scarce. Bolivian …

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Potosi Bolivia Protests: San Cristobal Mine Losing $2 Million per Day 
La Razón, La Paz, 12 August, 2010: The San Cristobal mining company has ceased activities and is losing two million dollars per day. The measure was taken …

Peruvian Newspaper Claims Evo and Chavez are Training Terrorists 
An annual report on terrorism presented by the United States Department of State reveals the existence of Shining Path and Túpac Amaru Revolutionary Movement …

Bus Accident in Bolivian Yungas: 16 Dead and 20 Injured 
Madrid - Spain - Pueblo en Línea, 11-Aug-2010: At least 16 people died and another 20 were injured when a bus crashed into a mountainside along the …

Millions of Dead Fish in Bolivia - Authorities Answer Questions You Posted 
Our article about the discovery of millions of dead fish in Bolivia drew so much attention in our forums, we decided to personally interview authorities …

Bolivian Government Training Civilians in the Use of Weapons: Senators Demand Explanation 
Los Tiempos, Cochabamba, 10 August, 2010: Opposition party senators presented a petition requesting the general commander of the (Bolivian) Army present …

Bolivian Anti-Drug Forces Warn They will Fire at Will in the Chapare 
Opinión, Cochabamba, 10 August, 2010: The director of the Bolivian Special Anti-Narcotics Forces (FELCN), Coronel Félix Molina, confirmed yesterday that …

Bolivian Government Demands Tourists be Evacuated from Potosi 
Havana - Cuba - Prensa Latina, 10-Aug-2010: The Bolivian government demanded today that tourists, people with illnesses, children, and the elderly, who …

Castro Reappears and Warns of Nuclear War 
Former president of Cuba, Fidel Castro, participated today, for the first time since he left power four years ago, in a session of the National Assembly …

Bolivia Preparing for Roadblocks Throughout the Nation Monday 
Franklin Durán, executive secretary of the Federation of Bolivian Drivers indicated that as of Monday (August 9) federation members will begin blocking …

Borders, Roads and Markets to Close in Bolivia Monday 9 August 
Travelers: Truckers and market sellers throughout the country have threatened to close down borders, block all major roads and shut markets throughout …

59% of the cocaine confiscated in Brazil comes from Bolivia 
El Diario, La Paz, 4 Aug, 2010: Luiz Fernando Correa, general director of the Federal Police, revealed today before the Brazilian Senate that 59% of the …

Migrant Remittances are Bolivia’s Second Source of Income 
El Diario - La Paz, 2-Aug-2010: A total of two and a half million Bolivians who emigrated to other countries since 2000 send one billion dollars back to …

Only Opposition Governors Have Approval in Bolivia 
Poll: According to a poll taken in nine Bolivian capital cities and in the city of El Alto, President Evo Morales is backed by 49% of the population, but …

Evo Morales Admits Inability to Fight Drug Trafficking 
El Diario Exterior, Madrid, Spain, 28 July, 2010: Bolivian President Evo Morales acknowledged Tuesday that drug trafficking groups in the region have “more …

Bolivian amauta (indigenous spiritual leader) arrested with 350 kilos of liquid cocaine 
Los Tiempos, Cochabamba, 29 July, 2010: Bolivian indigenous leader (amauta) Valentín Mejillones Acarapi (55 years old), who handed over the staff of command …

Border dispute: Potosí begins a 48-hour stoppage 
Los Tiempos, Cochabamba, 29 July, 2010: The Consulting Council of the Potosí Civic Committee (Comcipo) confirmed that all activities will be paralyzed …

Government of the United States says Venezuela Should be Honest 
The government of the United States believes that the complaint lodged by the government of Colombia this Thursday during a special session of the Permanent …

Truck Drives Over Cliff in Bolivia - 23 Dead 
Bolivian police report that on Friday the number of dead in a traffic accident that took place on Thursday when a truck drove off a 200-meter high cliff …

Attacks on USAID and US-Bolivia Bilateral Relations 
It's irrational that a nation that seeks to carry out its foreign affairs does so by means of insults, attacks and aggression toward other countries. More …

Bolivia: the Indigenous/Environmentalist Challenge to Evo's government 
In Bolivia...the country's largest indigenous organizations are directly challenging Evo's government. In response, the government has chosen to attack …

42 Dead 85 Injured in 3 Bolivian Bus Accidents in 1 Week 
Bolivian bus lines and their drivers continue to be unbelievably careless and cause an unprecedented number of deaths and injuries on Bolivian roads. Between …

Indigeous Protests Against Evo Morales Government Gaining Support 
A group of about 500 Eastern Bolivian indigenous people, members of the CIDOB, the Bolivian Indigenous Peoples Organization initiated a march against President …

La devaluación del voto popular en Bolivia 
Pareciera que el desmedido poder obtenido por el gobierno, a través de las urnas en algunos casos, como en el de la Asamblea Legislativa plurinacional, …

Evo Way Down in Popularity Polls 
A poll was taken recently in which members of the public in Bolivia were asked "In the general elections of 2015 are you thinking of voting for Evo Morales …

Evo nationalizes four electric companies in Bolivia 
On May 1st, 2010 President Evo Morales nationalized three electric companies in Bolivia and one distributor in Cochabamba, with the explanation that he …

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Santa Cruz produces 64% of Bolivia's food 
Of the 2.86 million hectares of cropland in the country, 1.85 million are in Santa Cruz. Food production in Santa Cruz is valued at over $1.3 billion dollars. …

Bolivian Transportation Strike Results in Violence and Arrests 
On the first day of the protest by national bus line drivers there were confrontations with police and vehicles were damaged. The Police detained 43 people …

Bolivian Government Presents Coca Colla  
In an obvious play on words, Bolivian coca growers have taken it upon themselves to make war against the world’s most popular drink. Thus, the Vice Minister …

Leader of the National Confederation of Indigenous Nations Proposes Branko Marinkovic run for Governor 
The leader of the National Confederation of Native Indigenous Nations (Conniob), Víctor Hugo Velasco, proposed yesterday that former civic committee president, …

Santa Cruz TV Reporters Shot at by Bolivian Special Forces 
This is a translation of a Saturday 28 November 2009 article on the shooting of two TV reporters and their driver in Santa Cruz on Wednesday, November …

Devastan un parque por una ruta para coca 
http://www.lostiempos.com//diario/actualidad/local/20090904/devastan-un-parque-por-una-ruta-para-coca_35134_57397.html Villa Tunari | Los Tiempos …

algo hicimos mal - palabras de oscar arias - presidente de costa rica 
Read this article in English "ALGO HICIMOS MAL" Presidente de la República de Costa Rica Palabras del presidente Óscar Arias en la Cumbre de las …

Where Does Bolivia's Future Lie? 
LEE ESTE ARTICULO EN ESPAÑOL Title in Spanish: ¿Dónde está el futuro de Bolivia? Author: Guillermo Del Bosco (well-known Argentinean retired diplomat …

military training 
To Evo Morales, President of Bolivia Mister President, You already received a letter from PETA , animal protecting association, about the training …

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