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
Bolivia - BBC
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POLICE BLOTTER: Second man arrested in Bolivia shooting that injured 1 - StarNewsOnline.com

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POLICE BLOTTER: Second man arrested in Bolivia shooting that injured 1
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Both men are charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. By Hannah DelaCourt StarNews Staff. BOLIVIA -- A second Bolivia man was arrested Monday and charged in a shooting that sent one man to the hospital on ...



Second suspect arrested in Bolivia shooting - WECT TV6-WECT ... - WECT-TV6

Second suspect arrested in Bolivia shooting - WECT TV6-WECT ...
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A second suspect has been arrested in connection to a March shooting in Bolivia that left one man injured.

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Bolivia Closer to Legalizing Abortion in Case of Rape, Poverty - teleSUR English

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Bolivia Closer to Legalizing Abortion in Case of Rape, Poverty
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In 2015 the Women's Hospital of La Paz reported that every day, at least 10 women arrive in critical condition as a result of clandestine, incomplete or poorly performed abortions. The Bolivian Medical Association announced that 115 illegal abortions ...



Bolivia installing irrigation projects to combat drought - Business News Americas (subscription)

Bolivia installing irrigation projects to combat drought
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The Bolivian government brought online an irrigation project in a key southern highland region after the landlocked Andean country this year suffered its worst drought in a quarter century. President Evo Morales inaugurated the Chañarhuayco project in ...



Bolivia's Evo Morales Slams Trump, Almagro for Hostility Toward ... - teleSUR English

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Bolivia's Evo Morales Slams Trump, Almagro for Hostility Toward ...
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The Bolivian president said Donald Trump is the "only despot in the world" and called for greater attention to the political crisis in Brazil.

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Bolivia and the 9 other countries you HAVE to visit this year - plus the deals to get you there on a budget - Mirror.co.uk

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Bolivia and the 9 other countries you HAVE to visit this year - plus the deals to get you there on a budget
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National Geographic geniuses have revealed the 10 destinations every curious traveller should escape to this year, as one million holidaymakers gear up to book their summer breaks over the coming week. Global travel search engine Skyscanner estimates ...



US Interventions Worst Disgrace to Humanity: Bolivia's Morales - teleSUR English

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US Interventions Worst Disgrace to Humanity: Bolivia's Morales
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The popular Bolivian president also has said that imperialism “constantly conspires and what we are seeing now – economic aggression, economic wars – have resulted in (imperialism) being able to again have geopolitical control in our region.” "I can't ...



IN BRIEF Bolivia seismic shoot secures greenlight - Business News Americas (subscription)

IN BRIEF Bolivia seismic shoot secures greenlight
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Bolivia's agency for development of macroregions and border areas Ademaf reported that an agreement was signed with leaders of the TCOKavineña ... Subscriber-Only Content. BNamericas develops thousands of news articles, analyses and features every ...



Bolivia solar tender draws international crowd - Business News Americas (subscription)

Bolivia solar tender draws international crowd
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Companies from China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Portugal and Spain were among the 16 groups that submitted offers to develop the ... Subscriber-Only Content. BNamericas develops thousands of news articles, analyses and features every month, ...



The changing landscape of Bolivia's salt flats - Aljazeera.com

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The changing landscape of Bolivia's salt flats
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Salar de Uyuni is the world's largest salt flat. For generations, local salt gatherers - or "saleros" - have extracted salt from the Bolivian flat, scooping the raw mineral into mounds to let it dry before it is transported to processing plants and ...