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 approves highway through Amazon biodiversity hotspot ... - The Guardian

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Bolivia approves highway through Amazon biodiversity hotspot ...
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National park which is home to thousands of indigenous people loses protected status to allow for construction of 190-mile road.

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Russia, Bolivia Reject US Military Threat Against Venezuela - teleSUR English

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Russia, Bolivia Reject US Military Threat Against Venezuela
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Both diplomats are expected to discuss issues of common interest, such as the upcoming Forum of Gas Exporting Countries to be held on Nov. 24 in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. Forum participants include Algeria, Bolivia, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea ...
Russia Strengthens Ties With BoliviaPrensa Latina
Russia, Bolivia to boost energy cooperationTASS
'US hegemony has come to an end': Bolivian FM rejects idea of intervention in VenezuelaRT

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WFP Bolivia Country Brief, June 2017 - ReliefWeb

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WFP Bolivia Country Brief, June 2017
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In the context of the nutrition education pilot project with the Manq'a gastronomy schools in El Alto, a field visit took place with the Vice Minister of Planning and a representative of the Ministry of Health. Vulnerability Assessment and Mapping data ...

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Here's How Bolivia's Indigenous Midwives Are Reducing Infant Mortality - NBCNews.com

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Here's How Bolivia's Indigenous Midwives Are Reducing Infant Mortality
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In this June 20, 2017 photo, midwife Ana Choque massages the feet of Mariana Limachi two weeks after delivering Limachi's first child at her home in El Alto, Bolivia. Maternal deaths in Bolivia are concentrated among poor, rural indigenous women.
Bolivia's midwives help reduce maternal mortalityFox News

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Multi-Plural Bolivia Celebrates 192 Years of Independence - teleSUR English

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Multi-Plural Bolivia Celebrates 192 Years of Independence
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Bolivia has undergone a dramatic restructuring of its socio-political agenda which has improved education and health care and reduced poverty. On Sunday, the people of Bolivia celebrate 192 years of independence. In doing so, Evo Morales, the nation's ...



Disaster Zone Declared as Wildfires Hit Bolivia's Sama Reserve - teleSUR English

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Disaster Zone Declared as Wildfires Hit Bolivia's Sama Reserve
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An uncontrolled fire that broke out in the Sama Mountain Range in Bolivia's Western region of Tarija, has resulted in the area being declared a disaster zone. The governor of Tarija, Adrian Oliva, issued the order, telling a news conference, "We are ...



President Defends Unity During Traditional Celebrations in Bolivia - Prensa Latina

President Defends Unity During Traditional Celebrations in Bolivia
Prensa Latina
15 de agosto de 2017, 17:08La Paz, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales said today he wished that Bolivians lived in unity and with dignity, during his participation in the traditional celebrations of the Virgin of Urkupiña, in the ...



Bolivia's Morales: War Seen as Solution to Capitalist Crisis | News ... - teleSUR English

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Bolivia's Morales: War Seen as Solution to Capitalist Crisis | News ...
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War: a culture of death and instrument of imperialism for domination," Bolivian President Evo Morales wrote.
Bolivia Says That Trump's War Menace to DPRK is Affront to HumanityPrensa Latina
Financial Sovereignty or A New Dependency? How China is ...NACLA (blog)

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Bolivia Hosts Puka Ñawi International Human Rights Film Festival - Prensa Latina

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Bolivia Hosts Puka Ñawi International Human Rights Film Festival
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La Paz, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The 13th Puka Ñawi International Human Rights Film Festival is beginning today in the Bolivian city of Sucre with the screening of the film ''La mujer del animal'' (The Animal''s Wife) by Colombian director Victor Gaviria.



Moderate earthquake - Chile-bolivia Border Region on August 16, 2017 - Earthquake Report

Moderate earthquake - Chile-bolivia Border Region on August 16, 2017
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Click on the "I Felt It" button behind the corresponding earthquake. Your earthquake experience is not only important for science, but also for people in the area as well as our global readership. SRC, Location, UTC Date/time, M, D, INFO. USGS, San ...

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