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
Bolivia - Timeline - BBC

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La Paz, Bolivia guide: what to see plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels - The Guardian

The Guardian

La Paz, Bolivia guide: what to see plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels
The Guardian
There are few cities with such an extraordinary setting as lofty La Paz. At 3,640 metres above sea level, Bolivia's de facto capital has serious altitude. Fly in and you'll see the pancake-flat Altiplano (high plain) fall into a steep-sided bowl lined ...



Bolivia's Afro king leads a long-neglected group stepping out of the shadows - The Guardian

The Guardian

Bolivia's Afro king leads a long-neglected group stepping out of the shadows
The Guardian
The king, along with most of his rural subjects, still cultivates coca, sugarcane, bananas and coffee to survive, but more young Afro-Bolivians are going to university, and there are plans to encourage tourism in the area. “We have Afro-Aymara couples ...



Bolivia lawmakers vote to ease right abortion restrictions - ABC News

ABC News

Bolivia lawmakers vote to ease right abortion restrictions
ABC News
Women hold signs with Spanish messages: "Clandestine or legal, abortion kills all the same," left, and "A pregnant woman needs support not abortion," center below, and "Abortion is the greatest violence against women," far right, on the first day of ...

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Evo for ever? Bolivia scraps term limits as critics blast 'coup' to keep Morales in power - The Guardian

The Guardian

Evo for ever? Bolivia scraps term limits as critics blast 'coup' to keep Morales in power
The Guardian
Yet Bolivia, along with Nicaragua, is now the only presidential democracy in the Americas to place no limits on re-election. Last month, a senior minister shared an image of a placard which invited Morales to stay in power until 2050. “This is a coup ...

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Bolivia in Blistering Attack on Honduran Electoral Body - teleSUR English

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Bolivia in Blistering Attack on Honduran Electoral Body
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Bolivian President Evo Morales has launched a blistering second attack on Honduras' electoral body in response to continued delays and allegations of fraud following November's disputed presidential elections. RELATED: Honduras: TSE Agrees to Recount ...



Bolivia legalizes abortion-on-demand for teenage girls - Lifesite

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Bolivia legalizes abortion-on-demand for teenage girls
Lifesite
SUCRE, Bolivia, December 8, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) -- The South American country of Bolivia, traditionally Catholic and pro-life, has voted to lift restrictions on abortion to allow teenage mothers to kill their preborn children. Bolivian politicians ...

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How a latin fiesta in Adelaide is helping kids in Bolivia - The Advertiser

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How a latin fiesta in Adelaide is helping kids in Bolivia
The Advertiser
LISTENING to Latin American music is a step towards helping youth in Bolivia lead better lives. Andreina Adames hopes to raise at least $3000 for not-for-profit TIA Australia – which supports young people in the South American nation to transition from ...

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Bolivian Military Officers Graduate in Anti-Imperial School - teleSUR English

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Bolivian Military Officers Graduate in Anti-Imperial School
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"We are convinced that the liberation of a people comes with the anti-imperialist struggle not only in Bolivia, but rather in the whole world," Morales said during the ceremony Friday. "Why must humanity struggle? Because there is injustice, there is ...

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'Step Forward': Bolivia Eases Legal Restrictions on Abortion - teleSUR English

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'Step Forward': Bolivia Eases Legal Restrictions on Abortion
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Elizabeth Salguero, a politician within the ruling Movement for Socialism party, said the new laws are a "great step forward for sexual and reproductive rights." Bolivian lawmakers have further eased restrictions on abortion in new legislation ...

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Bolivia Morales: Scrapping of term limits is 'blow to democracy' - BBC News

BBC News

Bolivia Morales: Scrapping of term limits is 'blow to democracy'
BBC News
A ruling by Bolivia's Constitutional Court allowing President Evo Morales to stand for a fourth consecutive term in office in 2019 has been described as a "blow to democracy" by his opponents. The court lifted constitutional limits on re-election ...
Bolivia court allows President Evo Morales to seek fourth termBBC News
Bolivia's Morales Says He'll Seek Fourth Term, Spurs ProtestsThe Wire
Evo Morales finds a way to run for re-electionThe Economist
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