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2 Dead and 20 Injured at Oruro, Bolivia Carnival: Celebrations Halted 
1 March 2014. Oruro, Bolivia. At least two people are confirmed dead and 32 have been injured on the opening night of Bolivia's world-famous Oruro Carnival, …

Photo Essay of Recent Flooding in Bolivia 
23 Feb. 2014 - Bolivia has received three times the normal amount of rain this year, resulting in extreme flooding in the eastern lowland departments …

31 Dead, 60 Injured in Bolivian Prison: Inmate Uprising Led to Fire 
Thirty-one people are dead, including at least one child, and over sixty were injured in a prison uprising that took place in the Chonchocorito maximum …

Bolivia Deploys the World's Largest System of Cable Cars 
Call it another sign of the cable-car's historic comeback. This week officials in Bolivia gave a public preview of the country's new gondola system, and …

New York-based Wedding Photographer Turns Her Lens from White Dresses to Wildlife Trafficking  
Tracey Buyce, an Upstate New York wedding photographer, returned this week from Bolivia, where she met and photographed monkeys who were given a second …

Human Trafficking Reports in Bolivia Rise 900% in 9 Years 
In 2013, the number of human trafficking cases reported in Bolivia was more than 10 times higher than nine years ago, raising questions as to whether …

ACT Alliance Alert: Assistance to survivors of long lasting floods, Bolivia 
Bolivia faced from January to March 2014 the worst flooding in 60 years of its history. Precipitations surpassed 1000 cc/mts2 causing overflows that exceeded …

The Story of the Bolivian Poncho 
A valuable collection of ponchos hand-woven by Aymara and Quechua Indian women has been assembled and studied by a researcher who has spent 40 years of …

Water World — Flood Waters in Eastern Bolivia Not Receding 
Marcos and I sent two full days on the Mamore River with a consortium of churches and with Samaritan’s Purse delivering food and Sawyer water filters …

Child Killed in Shootout Between Cops, Smugglers in Bolivia 
LA PAZ – A young girl died in the crossfire between armed customs agents and smugglers in the southwestern Bolivian region of Oruro, officials said Monday. …

AguaYaku Delivering Water Filters to Flooded Communities in Beni, Bolivia 
Non-profit organization Agua Yaku, headed by Dr. Daniel Beams, specializes in potable water projects and wells and has been working in remote communities …

Bolivian drug mules are the most common in Brazil 
SÃO PAULO, Brazil – For US$2,500, Ana swallowed 30 capsules of cocaine. To receive the money, she needed to transport the drugs 9,300 kilometers from …

Bolivia eases strict abortion law 
Bolivia’s highest court has ruled that women seeking a legal abortion in cases of rape or incest do not need a judge to give permission for doctors to …

Expatriate Community in Bolivia Mobilizes Relief to Aid Flood Victims 
15 February 2014, Santa Cruz, Bolivia - Torrential rains and flooding in Bolivia have left over 40 dead and tens of thousands of families homeless. Members …

New Website and Tourist Information Center Seeks to Promote Bolivia's Chiquitania Region 
The Chiquitania is a plains region that covers a large part of the Eastern Bolivian state of Santa Cruz. It is in this region that Spanish Jesuit missionaries …

University of California Santa Barbara Anthropologists Respond to Devastating Floods in Bolivia 
While California suffers through what may be the worst drought in 500 years, people in Bolivia are living their own weather nightmare. Torrential rains …

Bolivian Airline BOA will offer flights to Miami, Florida 
On February 7th, Bolivian state-owned airline BOA (Boliviana de Aviacion) announced it will inaugurate a new route to Miami, Florida on 23 May 2014. Though …

Hospital Arco Iris Ambulances Provide Hope to Children Living in Prisons 
More than 2,000 school-aged children live with their parents in prisons in Bolivia. Approximately 600 of these children live within La Paz’s three jails. …

Bolivia's best known ingredients for aphrodisiacs 
Much importance is given to keeping up the libido in Bolivia. The strongly traditional indigenous population has passed down recipes for aphrodisiacs …

Bolivia floods affect 150,000 people as rains continue 
BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Severe flooding and landslides caused by torrential rains across Bolivia in recent weeks have killed at least 45 …

Bolivia, Mexico Agree To Mutually Protect Migrants 
LA PAZ, Feb 6 (BERNAMA-NNN-XINHUA) -- The human rights commissions of Bolivia and Mexico have agreed to mutually protect migrants from both countries, …

Rurelec due US$41mln from Bolivia following Hague ruling 
Rurelec (LON:RUR) is set for a US$41mln cash boost as a result of a long awaited international arbitration ruling. The arbitration tribunal at The Hague …

WWF honours Bolivia for designation of world’s largest protected wetland 
Global conservation organization WWF has recognized the Bolivian government’s commitment to nature conservation for designating a 6.9 million-hectare area …

Shalom, Bolivia: A Jewish Culture Guide 
Bolivia may have a decreasing permanent Jewish residents, but thousands of Israeli tourists visit each year. The Jewish history of Bolivia begins at a …

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Review of Bolivian author Fred Staff's Bolivian based book 
5.0 out of 5 stars An Outstanding Read!, By Dennis Hambright, author of 'Mercenary Intent' - See all my reviews This review is from: Rocha's Treasure …

Quecha Language and Culture Institute to Open in Cochabamba, Bolivia 
The State Government of Cochabamba and the Bolivian Ministry of Education have destined Bs. 1,250,000 to fund the creation and operation of a Quechua …

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