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
Bolivia - BBC
Bolivia - Timeline - BBC

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These Vibrant, Futuristic Mansions Are Popping Up in Bolivia - National Geographic

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These Vibrant, Futuristic Mansions Are Popping Up in Bolivia
National Geographic
They are usually commissioned by members of Bolivia's fast-growing, indigenous (Aymara and Quechua) middle classes, who use them for weddings, quinceañeras, and parties of all kinds. Add the epithet traditionally applied to this group, cholo—a ...



As Others Snub Bolivia's Lithium, Will Morales' Gamble on Germany Pay Off? - Americas Quarterly

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As Others Snub Bolivia's Lithium, Will Morales' Gamble on Germany Pay Off?
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President Evo Morales wants Bolivia to become the Saudi Arabia of lithium, setting the global price for the mineral. It could happen – the country has one of the world's largest untapped reserves of the strategic commodity, which is required for the ...

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'World is Not Trump's Estate': Bolivia's Evo Morales Condemns US Sanctions on Venezuela - teleSUR English

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'World is Not Trump's Estate': Bolivia's Evo Morales Condemns US Sanctions on Venezuela
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Bolivian President Evo Morales has rejected a new round of sanctions imposed on Venezuela by the United States' after Nicolas Maduro was re-elected as the country's president Sunday. RELATED: Bolivia's Evo Morales: Maduro's Victory a Triumph Over ...

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Bolivia's UN envoy hopes for Security Council resolution on protection of Palestinians - Xinhua

Bolivia's UN envoy hopes for Security Council resolution on protection of Palestinians
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UNITED NATIONS, May 22 (Xinhua) -- The Bolivian ambassador to the United Nations on Tuesday expressed the hope that the Security Council would be able to adopt a resolution on the international protection of Palestinian civilians. After the latest ...

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Is This the World's Most Diverse National Park? - New York Times

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Is This the World's Most Diverse National Park?
New York Times
Madidi National Park in Bolivia goes from lowland to mountaintop, from 600 feet to almost 20,000 feet above sea level. It covers more than 7,000 square miles of wildly different habitats. It is, says Rob Wallace, an ecologist with the Wildlife ...



Athletes Arrive In Bolivia For XI South American Games 2018 - teleSUR tv HTTPS (press release) (blog)

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Athletes Arrive In Bolivia For XI South American Games 2018
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Although the coca leaf is an important part of Bolivian culture, critics alleged the cultural piece didn't belong in the international sports event. "I would not disagree if we used it for only national athletes, but we have athletes from other ...



USMNT 22-man roster named for Bolivia friendly - Stars and Stripes FC

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USMNT 22-man roster named for Bolivia friendly
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The United States will bring a very young squad to Chester. Interim manager Dave Sarachan today announced the 22-man roster that will take on Bolivia on Memorial Day. The roster has an average age of 22 and continues the trend of Sarachan using the ...
Christian Pulisic headlines US national team squad to face Bolivia ...ESPN
USMNT head coach Dave Sarachan calls in 22 players for Bolivia friendlyMLSsoccer.com
Dave Sarachan Calls Youthful 22-Player Roster to Philadelphia for ...U.S. Soccer (press release) (blog)
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Around the Forest: USMNT names 22-man Roster for Bolivia Friendly - Stumptown Footy

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Around the Forest: USMNT names 22-man Roster for Bolivia Friendly
Stumptown Footy
Interim manager Dave Sarachan today announced the 22-man roster that will take on Bolivia on Memorial Day. The roster has an average age of 22 and continues the trend of Sarachan using the rosters to evaluate the younger talent in the player pool.
Five thoughts on the USMNT roster named to face BoliviaGoal.com
Green, Sargent join Pulisic on US soccer roster vs BoliviaBusiness Insider

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USMNT: Bolivia call-ups have everything that we wanted - MLS Multiplex

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USMNT: Bolivia call-ups have everything that we wanted
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Dave Sarachan has answered the calls of the fans with his USMNT call-ups for the Bolivia friendly. Everyone is there that we could have wanted. Missing out on the World Cup has given the USMNT an extended period of time with which to reassess what they ...



Bolivia's Evo Morales: Maduro's Victory a Triumph Over Coup ... - teleSUR tv HTTPS (press release) (blog)

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Bolivia's Evo Morales: Maduro's Victory a Triumph Over Coup ...
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The sovereign Venezuelan people have triumphed again against coup plotting and interventionism by the North American empire," Morales said.

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