Bolivia

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

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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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Why Bolivia is using animal onesies to tackle the problem of road deaths - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk

Why Bolivia is using animal onesies to tackle the problem of road deaths
Telegraph.co.uk
Caroline Joyner has won our weekly travel writing competition after discovering the unusual way that young people in Bolivia are earning their stripes. Squinting in the high altitude sunshine of downtown La Paz, all my senses are assaulted at once.



Woods resident works in Bolivia with children of prisoners - Grosse Pointe News

Grosse Pointe News

Woods resident works in Bolivia with children of prisoners
Grosse Pointe News
During a yearlong mission trip in South America, Grosse Pointe Woods resident Amy Cooper spent her days with preschool- and elementary-age children in Cochabamba, a city in the central part of Bolivia. The 23-year-old worked in the pre-K classroom as a ...



Bolivia Demands the Recovery of Its Access to the Pacific Ocean - Center for Research on Globalization (blog)

Center for Research on Globalization (blog)

Bolivia Demands the Recovery of Its Access to the Pacific Ocean
Center for Research on Globalization (blog)
Bolivia's foreign trade dependent on Chile's political will and the functioning of Chile's port. This has been the case since Chile over 138 years ago invaded and annexed Bolivia's coastal area. Now Bolivia requires again access to the sea and raises ...



Wildlands' Creepy Devil Statues Come From Real Bolivian Silver Mines - Kotaku

Kotaku

Wildlands' Creepy Devil Statues Come From Real Bolivian Silver Mines
Kotaku
Wildlands is a tactical, third-person shooter that sends you deep into the Bolivian jungle to dismantle a powerful drug cartel. And at launch, I wrongly assumed Wildlands was just a collection of biomes and random buildings made to fake a Bolivian setting.

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Diverse cultures and wild witches make Bolivia a unique adventure - Business Day

Business Day

Diverse cultures and wild witches make Bolivia a unique adventure
Business Day
It's easy to be a brilliant photographer in Bolivia as the scenery is amazing, with dazzling white salt flats, red lagoons peppered with pink flamingoes and the snowy Andes as a backdrop. The people are just as spectacular — tiny women in bright ...



A treacherous journey through Bolivia's Amazon - Al Jazeera America

Al Jazeera America

A treacherous journey through Bolivia's Amazon
Al Jazeera America
Brazil nuts are one of Bolivia's main industries. But getting the nuts from the Amazon to Bolivia's capital La Paz is a challenge of almost epic proportions. The nuts are harvested in the heart of the Bolivian Amazon, where the shells are collected ...



March in Bolivia Demands Extradition of Genocidal Act Perpetrators - Prensa Latina

March in Bolivia Demands Extradition of Genocidal Act Perpetrators
Prensa Latina
By Carmen Esquivel Sarria La Paz, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of Bolivians marched today from El Alto to La Paz to honor the victims of the so-called War of Gas and demand the extradition of the perpetrators of that slaughter from the United States.



Exploring Che Guevara's Bolivian shrine 50 years after his death - The Independent

The Independent

Exploring Che Guevara's Bolivian shrine 50 years after his death
The Independent
This small town in eastern Bolivia was founded in 1612, and it has kept its colonial charm, surrounded by mountains and valleys with a temperate climate thanks to its elevation. But Vallegrande's real claim to fame is its inextricable link to the world ...
Biography Passport: Che Guevara's Last Stand in BoliviaBiography
Bolivians honour Che Guevara 50 years after executionAljazeera.com
How Did Che Die? The CIA Helped Military-Ruled Bolivia Kill the Marxist RevolutionaryNewsweek
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Bolivia: President Evo Morales' bid to extend term limits sparks mass protest - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche Welle

Bolivia: President Evo Morales' bid to extend term limits sparks mass protest
Deutsche Welle
Bolivian President Evo Morales' most recent attempt to extend term limits prompted protests across Bolivia on Tuesday. In San Francisco square in the city of La Paz, protesters carried signs that read: "Bolivia said 'no'!" while others waved around the ...
Bolivians protest Morales' new bid to extend term limitsReuters
Bolivia's Morales Honors Former President on End of Dictatorship ...teleSUR English
Bolivia: Thousands protest as President Evo Morales makes fresh attempt to retain officeScroll.in

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