Bolivia

Country Bolivia
Capital Sucre
Continent South America
Currency Boliviano(BOB)
Languages Spanish, Quechua, Aymara & Guaraní

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Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and countercoups. Democratic civilian rule was established in 1982, but leaders have faced difficult problems of deep-seated poverty, social unrest, and illegal drug production. In December 2005, Bolivians elected Movement Toward Socialism leader Evo MORALES president - by the widest margin of any leader since the restoration of civilian rule in 1982 - after he ran on a promise to change the country's traditional political class and empower the nation's poor, indigenous majority. However, since taking office, his controversial strategies have exacerbated racial and economic tensions between the Amerindian populations of the Andean west and the non-indigenous communities of the eastern lowlands. In December 2009, President MORALES easily won reelection, and his party took control of the legislative branch of the government, which will allow him to continue his process of change.

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Bolivia - Wikipedia
Bolivia - CIA World Fact Book
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Bolivia to Pay $50000 Fine for Release of Detainees from Chile - teleSUR English

teleSUR English

Bolivia to Pay $50000 Fine for Release of Detainees from Chile
teleSUR English
The detainees are expected to return to Bolivia within the coming days. The Bolivian Justice Minister said "Let's hope that between Tuesday and Wednesday the nine compatriots are finally in Bolivian territory". Last week a Chilean judge ruled that they ...



Brazilian study urges Petrobras to cut Bolivian natural gas purchases - Reuters

Brazilian study urges Petrobras to cut Bolivian natural gas purchases
Reuters
The study by a Mines and Energy Ministry research arm, seen by Reuters on Tuesday, recommended that Brazil's state-owned oil firm cap gas purchases from Bolivia's Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos SA at 16 million cubic meters a day of gas.

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Bolivia Deposits Credit to Pay Fine for Arrested in Chile - Prensa Latina

Bolivia Deposits Credit to Pay Fine for Arrested in Chile
Prensa Latina
27 de junio de 2017, 15:34La Paz, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia made a deposit of almost 50,000 dollars to the accounts of the Custom Office of Chile, to cancel a fine imposed by the Chilean justice to nine Bolivian officials who are now in prison in ...



Scientists rescue ice from melting Bolivian glacier – before it disappears - The Guardian

The Guardian

Scientists rescue ice from melting Bolivian glacier – before it disappears
The Guardian
A team of international scientists are transporting samples of ice from a melting glacier in Bolivia to Antarctica, for study and preservation before the glacier disappears. The international “Ice Memory” expedition of 15 scientists took samples from ...

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Bolivia's Morales swaps finance minister as growth slows - Business News Americas (subscription)

Bolivia's Morales swaps finance minister as growth slows
Business News Americas (subscription)
Bolivia's President Evo Morales changed his finance minister for the first time since taking power in 2006, raising doubts over whether ... Subscriber-Only Content. BNamericas develops thousands of news articles, analyses and features every month ...



Bolivia: Home to Latin America's Highest Rates of Sexual Violence - News Deeply

News Deeply

Bolivia: Home to Latin America's Highest Rates of Sexual Violence
News Deeply
Bolivia has the highest rates of sexual violence in Latin America with one in every three women experiencing some kind of sexual abuse before the age of 18. One activist is trying to change that by challenging stereotypes and overturning laws.



Bolivia leader calls rival Chile the 'Israel of South America' | The ... - The Times of Israel

The Times of Israel

Bolivia leader calls rival Chile the 'Israel of South America' | The ...
The Times of Israel
Bolivian President Evo Morales, center, North Korea's nominal head of state Kim Yong Nam, right, and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, left, ...

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Bolivia woman killed in Midway Road crash - StarNewsOnline.com

Bolivia woman killed in Midway Road crash
StarNewsOnline.com
BOLIVIA – A woman was killed Wednesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash in Bolivia, according to the N.C. State Highway Patrol. Trooper D. Morgan said the accident was reported just before 3 p.m. on Midway Road SE near Joe Ridge SE. Jalessa Hewett ...



BacTech Releases Assays for Final 24 Holes Drilled at Telamayu Tailings, Bolivia - Junior Mining Network

BacTech Releases Assays for Final 24 Holes Drilled at Telamayu Tailings, Bolivia
Junior Mining Network
TORONTO, June 27, 2017 /CNW/ - BacTech Environmental Corporation ("BacTech" or the "Company"), (CSE: BAC, OTC Pink: BCCEF) today announced the assays for the final 24 holes drilled in the Telamayu tailings in Bolivia. This completes the reporting ...

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How This UCLA Grad Plans to Become the President of Bolivia - Inc.com

Inc.com

How This UCLA Grad Plans to Become the President of Bolivia
Inc.com
One of the things I love the most about writing for Inc. is that I get to meet and talk to some very inspirational leaders in the business world. Recently, I caught up with a serial entrepreneur who left Bolivia to come to the US to study Computer ...