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Bolivian Photographer Willy Kenning to Climb the Highest Peak in the Americas 
Willy Kenning, widely known as Bolivia's top photographer, has set a new goal for himself: climb Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America. On the …

Bolivian Police Confiscate $50 Million of Uranium in La Paz 
La Paz, Bolivia. An elite police unit carried out an operation at a private home in downtown La Paz, confiscating 2 tons of uranium. As a result, four …

40th Day of Public Health Sector Strikes in Bolivia 
11 May 2012. Santa Cruz. Doctors, nurses, university medical students and other public health sector union members have been on strike for 40 days throughout …

Doctors and Dynamite: Protest in Santa Cruz, Bolivia 
09 May 2012. Santa Cruz, Bolivia. A small group of doctors and other medical professionals formed a circle around the iconic "Cristo" statue in Santa …

Bolivia to Request Return of Treasure Found Aboard Shipwreck 
All of the 600,000 gold and silver coins found by the treasure-hunting company Odyssey aboard the shipwreck Spanish frigate Nuestra Señora de Mercedes …

Bolivia Ranked Unfriendliest Country for Tourism 
March 14, 2013 Bolivia was ranked the unfriendliest country for travelers in the World Economic Forum report. The category 'Attitude of population toward …

A New Way to Safely Treat Contaminated Water in Bolivia? 
Surrounded by mining, the mountainous region of Potosi, Bolivia is plagued by extensive environmental contamination from past and current mining operations. …

56 Dead in 3 Days in Bolivia Bus Crashes 
The Associated Press is reporting that seventeen people have died and 34 were injured when two large buses crashed head-on in Bolivia on Thursday, elevating …

Air Europa Now Offering Flights to Bolivia 
On 29 November 2012, Spanish airline AIR EUROPA began offering flights to Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia twice a day from Madrid. This is the route previously …

Bolivian Bus Overturns: 7 Dead, 36 Injured 
Tragically, 7 people are dead and 36 were injured in a bus accident that took place on Saturday morning when a Trans Azul bus overturned near Yotalilla, …

Bolivia Carries Out National Census in Complete Silence 
Bolivia carried out a national census today for the first time in nearly 12 years. The government issued a ruling indicating that all citizens and residents …

La Cámara Alta del Senado de Bolivia reconoce al Centro Cultural “San Isidro” por su apoyo a niños y niñas de Santa Cruz 
Prensa Senado (19-09-12).- Como parte de los homenajes que se rinden al departamento de Santa Cruz en su aniversario, el pleno de la Cámara de Senadores …

Music Video of Miss Universe Bolivia Claudia Arce 
A Beautiful Music Video featuring MISS Universe Bolivia CLAUDIA ARCE LEMAITRE shot at India during her visit to Indian orphans. The adorable voice of Claudia …

Eleven Dead and Eighty-Six Injured in One Week on Bolivia's Death Road 
08 Aug. 2012 Eleven people have died and 86 were injured in four separate accidents that took place over the past 7 days on Bolivia's Death Road (also …

British Tourist Dies in Potosi - 35 Injured on Road to Villazon 
05 August 2012. Bolivian newspaper El Deber is reporting the death of British tourist Rita Emm Andrew, 26 years of age, according to preliminary reports …

Two tourists killed in Bolivia 
Two Israeli tourists were killed and two others injured when their van crashed in southwest Bolivia, according to a local government report.The crash was …

548 Birds in Your Pocket – A Photographic Guide for Birdwatchers in Bolivia 
The first “Birds of Bolivia” pocket guide has been published. It contains 548 (or 38%) of the 1415 of the bird species recorded to date in Bolivia, along …

Why is the Tropical Disease Chagas, Common in Bolivia, Concerning Scientists? 
Chagas is a tropical disease, somewhat common in Bolivia, that usually results from being bitten by the "vinchucha" bug. There is no cure for chagas. …

News Video - Blockades and Protests in Oruro and Tarija 
10 May 2012. On the second day of nationwide labor union protests in Bolivia, workers blocked roads in Oruro with rocks, branches and used tires. Some …

News Video - Cochabamba Isolated by Road Blocks 
10 May 2012. Cochabamba has been isolated from the rest of the country due to road blocks along all main routes into and out of the city, and blockades …

News Video - 2nd Day of Labor Union Protests in La Paz 
10 May 2012. La Paz. Labor unions caused havoc once again in La Paz, on the second day of a 72-hour work stoppage. They are demanding the Bolivian government …

News Video - 200 Miners March with Dynamite in La Paz 
10 May 2012. La Paz. On the second day of mass protests throughout Bolivia, a group of about 200 miners marched into La Paz from Huanini, to reinforce …

Second Day of Violence as Medical Students Protest in La Paz, Bolivia 
Thursday, 10 May 2012. Police and university medical students clashed again at lunch time in La Paz today, this time near the Ministry of Health and UMSA …

Bolivian Students Damage Potosí State Government Building with Dynamite 
09 May 2012. Potosi. With university authorities patiently watching, a group of students threw rocks and dynamite at the Potosí State Government building. …

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University Students Armed with Rocks Defend University in Cochabamba, Bolivia 
09 May 2012. Cochabamba. Leaders of the FUL (Local University Federation) and various faculties, have surrounded the UMSS (Universidad Mayor de San Simón) …

Police Injured in Clashes with Labor Unions in La Paz, Bolivia 
09 May 2012. Workers, students and doctors have clashed at Plaza Murillo, where the Presidential Palace and Congress building are located, in La Paz. …

Violence in La Paz as Public Confronts Striking Bus Drivers 
8 May 2012. Public transportation drivers blocked streets and avenues throughout La Paz on Monday and Tuesday in an announced 48-hour strike, making it …

19 Indigenous Communities Join Protest Against Road Through National Park in Bolivia 
3 May 2012. Natives of the TIPNIS (Isiboro Sécure Indigenous Territory and National Park) have begun a 700+ kilometer march from their communities in …

7 of 10 Children are Victims of Violence at Bolivian Schools 
La Paz, April 25 Plan International estimates that nearly seven of ten boys and girls are victims of some type of mistreatment at schools, based on increases …

American investor in Bolivia still in limbo after 10 months in jail uncharged 
5-Apr-2012 Jacob Ostreicher, of New York, has spent the past 10 months in jail in Santa Cruz, Bolivia even though no charges have been formally made against …

Bolivia May Consider Establishing the Death Penalty 
In view of skyrocketing crime rates in Bolivia, the government is considering harsher sanctions and has even brought up the possibility of modifying the …

Earth Hour 2012 in Bolivia 
Earth Hour isn't about seeing how much electricity we can save over the course of an hour in the world. It's about creating awareness of the need to be …

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