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Jessika Borda Foundation and Santa Cruz Government Join Efforts to Fight Crime 
July 2011. The Jessika Borda Foundation, led my Mrs. Rhea Borda, has signed an agreement to fight against crime with the government of the state of Santa …

80 devil dancers will be Bolivia's cheerleaders at the Copa America 
Eighty devil dancers, with their colorful masks and multiple horns will travel from Oruro, along with 60 musicians and President Evo Morales, to attend …

Publicity Stunt for Dr. Patch Adams Criticized as a Monumental Agression Against Santa Cruz 
The Santa Cruz, Bolivia mayor's office authorized what is being called "an agression" against public monuments. Fundación Risorio placed clown noses on …

Aymara New Year 2011 to be Celebrated at 80 'Sacred Sites' 
The Ministry of Cultures informed that 80 'sacred sites' in the Andes, valleys and lowlands of Bolivia are being readied for people to receive the first …

Bolivia's Pilcomayo River: Millions of Stranded Fish May Die 
A yellow machine works against time to try to revive a 17-kilometer stretch of the Pilcomayo River (Tarija, Bolivia) that may already be dead. At 170 …

Oil and Cocaine Threaten Isiboro Secure Nat'l Park and Native Peoples 
TIPNIS is the "Isiboro-Secure Indigenous Territory and National Park". It is located in the departments of Beni and Cochabamba, in Bolivia. It is doubly …

Bolivian Governor: “Make Sure I Wasn’t Shot in Vain” 
Ruben Costas Aguilera, Governor of the State of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, was shot in the head on Tuesday the 12th of April when he pursued two thieves on …

Sigue la fiebre por el teatro 
Todavía quedan cinco días para disfrutar del VIII Festival Internacional de Teatro “Santa Cruz de la Sierra”. La jornada de este miércoles, que comienza …

Governor of Santa Cruz Bolivia Shot 
Rubén Costas, Governor of the state of Santa Cruz, Bolivia was shot this morning after attempting to stop a mugging. According to local news sources, …

Comuna Molle y Colegio Tecnico Abaroa Forestan Areas Verdes 
La Comuna Molle, la Dirección de Secretaría de Protección a la Madre Tierra y 150 estudiantes de la Unidad Educativa Eduardo Abaroa, forestaron alrededor …

Jessika Borda Foundation Highlights Crime Prevention on "Santa Cruz No Violence Day" 
Santa Cruz, 20 March 2011 - The Jessika Borda Foundation - Aid to Victims of Crime (fujebo.org) held its annual "No Violence Day" today in Santa Cruz …

Bolivian government preparing to expel USAID 
Over the past week or so I've been reading in several online newspapers that the Bolivian government is getting ready to expel USAID from the country. …

The Diplomatic Suicide of the United States 
Andrés Oppenheimer 17-Feb-2011 - After the WikiLeaks revelations, perhaps Congress should demand State Department employees dedicate more time to promoting …

All Markets in Bolivia to Close on Feb. 10 
Market stalls throughout the country will be closed on Thursday, 10 February as vendors protest against high prices and what they deem to be unfair competition …

Nace la primera revista boliviana especializada en teatro! 
TeatreAndo para andar por el teatro boliviano : Nace la primera revista boliviana especializada en teatro. TeatreAndo es el nombre de la publicación …

Bolivia tiene un ministerio para cada producto que cultiva? 
Hace poco leí que Bolivia tiene un ministerio de coca. Bolivia tiene un ministerio para cada producto que cultiva o produce? Es decir, hay un ministerio …

Will be visiting Bolivia at Christmas - Would like to meet someone from Australia or New Zealand 
I am visiting Bolivia at Christmas. If anybody knows anyone from Australia, or New Zealand in San Pedro who might like to receive a visitor let me know. …

Wifes of police officers who repressed the TIPNIS protesters cure their wounded feet and ask for forgiveness 
Fernando Vargas is limping. The president of the TIPNIS natives is limping not only because he has blisters on his feet, but because five police officers …

Bolivia's National Arbor Day - 1 Oct - Dia Nacional del Arbol 
October 1st is National Arbor Day in Bolivia (National Day of the Tree or Día Nacional del Árbol). This day is set aside to create awareness about the …

United Nations Condemns Violent Police Repression of Indigenous Protest in Bolivia 
The U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) today condemned "the use of excessive and indiscriminate force" by the Government of …

Bolivia's 30-year Old Minister of Defense Resigns in Protest Against TIPNIS Repression 
Bolivia's young Minister of Defense has resigned in protest against the government's repression of marchers who were peacefully protesting the construction …

Artist Photographs and Documents 16 Animal Species in Danger of Extinction in Bolivia 
With the message that "the conservation and protection of our fauna must be the responsibility of all Bolivians", the artist Susana Castillo López in …

Indigenous Groups Plan March Against Bolivian Government in Defense of the Environment 
Members of the moxeño, yurakaré and chimané indigenous groups of Bolivia plan to march on August 15th in rejection of a decision made by Bolivia's president …

The Jessika Borda Foundation's Donation for Dignity 
The Jessika Borda Foundation for Aid to Victims of Crime, located in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, recently donated a "Gessel chamber" to the "Defensoría del …

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Artista Fotografía y Documenta 16 Animales que se Encuentran en Peligro de Extinción en Bolivia 
Bajo el mensaje de "La conservación y protección de nuestra fauna deberá ser un compromiso de todos los bolivianos", la artista plástica Susana Castillo …

Artista Donó Once Piezas Artísticas de Valor Histórico 
Susana Castillo López, artista plástica paceña, especializada en el género del retrato, ha cumplido su deseo de donar a distintas instituciones del país …

28 Dead in Villazón to Tarija Bus Accident 
A bus traveling between Villazón and Tarija plunged off a cliff and into a ravine near the Sama crest yesterday, killing 28 people, among them 2 babies. …

ArBolivia achieves Plan Vivo accreditation 
The ArBolivia Project, which is working with hundreds of families across the Bolivian Tropics, has achieved accreditation under the Plan Vivo standard. …

Bolivia Transportation Strike Averted 
A nationwide transportation strike, planned to begin today, has been cancelled as the Bolivian government and transport unions reached an agreement Sunday …

Nationwide Transportation Strike to Begin June 20th in Bolivia 
15 June 2011 - The Bolivian national federation of transporters concluded a meeting a few minutes ago in which the decision was made to begin an indefinite …

Bolivian government declares five Andean dances intangible heritage 
By means of a supreme decree, the Bolivian government declared five Bolivian dances (the morenada, hullahuada, caporales, saya afroboliviana and llamerada) …

Josef Oehrlein "Europe is disenchanted with Evo" 
The 32-year career journalist works for the German newspaper with the widest circulation abroad. From his experience as a correspondent for Latin America, …

848,000 Children Work in Bolivia 
Nearly 10% of Bolivia's population. Most children and adolescents who work in urban areas are salespeople (42%), while in rural areas 85% work in agriculture, …

A reason to believe in a better world 
A reason to believe in a better world - Rhea Borda of the Jessika Borda Foundation (FUJEBO) speaks at Coca Cola's 125th anniversary celebrations . For …

500 Bolivians Homeless After Earthquake in Spain 
About 500 Bolivian citizens are homeless and cannot return to their homes after the damage caused by the 5.1 earthquake that shook the city of Lorca (southeast …

En Cochabamba buscan fortalecer la seguridad ciudadana 
CONVENIO INTERINSTITUCIONAL ENTRE LA FUNDACIÓN ESTAS VIVO, EL GOBIERNO DEPARTAMENTAL AUTÓNOMO DE COCHABAMBA, EL GOBIERNO MUNICIPAL DE CERCADO COCHABAMBA …

Bolivia's Only Woman President Dies at 89 
Former Bolivian President, Lidia Gueiler, died today, at the age of 89. El Día, Santa Cruz, 09-May-2011: Bolivia's former president, Lidia Gueiler Tejada, …

Cochabamba: Campaña Rabina Canina Domingo 8 de Mayo 
ALCALDÍA Y GOBERNACIÓN DE COCHABAMBA ESPERAN VACUNAR ESTE DOMINGO OCHO A MÁS DE 200.000 MASCOTAS: Los Gobiernos Municipal y Departamental de Cochabamba …

Oftamologos Suecos Atenderan Gratuitamente en la Comuna Alejo Calatayud 
La Comuna Alejo Calatayud del Gobierno Municipal de Cochabamba logró la visita de diez médicos oftalmólogos suecos, quienes a partir de este miércoles …

Santa Cruz Bolivia has the Purest Water in Latin America 
According to a study done by Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF), Santa Cruz de la Sierra scores 99.3 out of 100 in water quality, one of the purest in …

Santa Cruz tiene el agua más pura de Latinoamérica 
Según un estudio de la Corporación Andina de Fo-mento (CAF), Santa Cruz de la Sierra tiene un puntaje de 99,3 sobre 100 en la calidad del agua, siendo …

Embajador de China Visita Alcaldía de Cochabamba 
El Embajador de la República Popular de China Shen Zhiliang se reunió con el Alcalde de Cochabamba, Edwin Castellanos Mendoza, con quien acordó aunar esfuerzos …

USAID Environmental Program to be Expelled from Bolivia 
La Razón, La Paz, 19-Apr-2011: The Environmental and Economic Development program developed by USAID in Bolivia will be the first project expelled by …

El VIII Festival Internacional de Teatro Santa Cruz de la Sierra concluyó con un balance positivo.  
Un 82% de obras voltearon taquilla. Después de 11 jornadas maratónicas, la capital oriental despidió a la mayor fiesta artística del país. El VIII …

Alcaldía de Cochabamba Inició Limpieza de la Laguna de Coña Coña 
La Secretaría Especial de Protección a la Madre Tierra del Gobierno Municipal de Cochabamba inició este lunes 11 de abril trabajos de limpieza y mantenimiento …

Un libro imprescindible sobre la Historia Pacahuara 
En noviembre del año 2009, el Instituto Latinoamericano de Misionología de la Universidad Católica Boliviana (UCB) publicó un libro fundamental para conocer …

USAID's Cooperation in Bolivia's Development 
The accusations made by the Bolivian government, President Evo Morales, and his political party against the US Agency for International Development (USAID) …

San Pedro Prison Mutiny: Government Decries Mass Escape Attempt 
La Paz, 26-Mar-2011: Once again inmates at the San Pedro Prison in La Paz embarked on a violent protest within the prison walls, this time against a …

U.K. 19-Year Old Detained with 3+ Kgs. of Cocaine in Bolivia 
24 Mar 2011 - The FELCN (Bolivia's narcotics squad) reported Thursday that it had detained an UK citizen at the El Alto Airport with over 3 kilograms of …

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Evo to USAID: Patience is Limited 
La Razón, La Paz, 22-Mar-2011: While Bolivia awaits a U.S counter-proposal regarding a framework agreement between both countries, President Evo Morales …

Santa Cruz Bolivia State Government Supports Earth Hour 2011 
The Government of the Department of Santa Cruz, Bolivia supports creating awareness about climate change and has supported Earth Hour actions since 2009. …

Bolivian Government Suspends Publicly Administered Carnaval Festivities 
La Paz, 1 mar (ABI).- The Bolivian government has suspended all publicly administered Carnaval celebrations in solidarity to the hundreds of victims of …

30-Day Expedition to Document AfroBolivian Communities 
Projeto Paralelo 15 will begin a cultural expedition through Mato Grosso in Brazil and the Republic of Bolivia with the objective of learning about, and …

Central Bank of Bolivia Announces Accelerated Inflation 
Inflation will continue to increase through mid-year, and moreso in February due to increases in the cost of food and other products recorded by the Consumer …

National Work Stoppage Planned for Friday in Bolivia 
The Central Obrera Boliviana (COB, Bolivian Labor Unions) is calling for a national work stoppage and marches tomorrow, Friday the 18th of February, to …

Bolivian Drivers Protest to Increase Public Transportation Costs 
Santa Cruz, Bolivia 15 Feb. 2011 : Bolivian public transportation drivers blocked and marched down several city avenues today, stopping only to sing …

San Pedro Prison Inmates: “Collapse is Imminent” 
La Razón, La Paz, 14-Feb-2011 : The San Pedro Prison infrastructure, which dates back to 1895, puts the lives of 1700 prisoners at risk, according to …

DENGUE RED ALERT IN SANTA CRUZ BOLIVIA 
150 confirmed and 472 suspected cases of dengue in Santa Cruz have caused the government of this Eastern Bolivian state to declare a red alert. Hospitals …

450 Years Since the Foundation of Santa Cruz: From Oxcarts to Cars 
The most traditional form of transportation in Santa Cruz de la Sierra was the carretón (a horse or ox-drawn cart or wagon), a variation of European carriages …

Cameraman Attacked by Miss Bolivia's Family Members 
Saúl Pinto, a cameraman for Channel 13 denounced he was beaten by Olivia Pinhiero's family members yesterday when, along with reporter Fernanda Saucedo, …

Forecast: Bolivian Oil Fields to Be Depleted in 5 Years 
La Razón, La Paz, 14-Jan-2011: Private oil companies that operate in Bolivia warn that, at the current rate of decline of the country's oil fields, crude …

Bolivia: New Oruro Carnival and Devil Dance Museum 
TRAVEL GUIDE FOR CARNAVAL DE ORURO 2011 Santa Cruz, Bolivia: EL DEBER - 09 Jan 2011 The committee that organizes the Carnaval de Oruro is rushing …

Bolivia: 4th highest inflation rate in the region 
La Prensa, La Paz, 08-Jan-2011: Inflation in Bolivia is at 7.18%, placing it in fourth place among the countries of this region. Venezuela has the highest …

Bolivian FELCN breaks cocaine confiscation record in 2010 
El Nacional, Tarija, 04-Jan-2011: The Fuerza Especial de Lucha Contra el Narcotráfico (FELCN, Bolivia's drug enforcement unit) broke cocaine confiscation …

TeatreAndo: Bolivia's First Magazine Dedicated Exclusively to Theater 
TeatreAndo: A walk through Bolivian theater : The first Bolivian magazine dedicated just to theater has launched its first edition. TeatreAndo is the …

Bolivia puts Chaos on Pause, Greets 2011 with Fuel Hike Reversal 
Slightly after 10 pm on Friday, 31 December 2010, Bolivia's president Evo Morales surprised the nation by reversing a fuel price increase of up to 83% …

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