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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Goalkeeper scores goal from own penalty area in Bolivia – video - The Guardian

Goalkeeper scores goal from own penalty area in Bolivia – video
The Guardian
Matías Dituro, goalkeeper for the Bolivian side Bolívar, scores from inside his own penalty area against Club San José on Sunday. With his opposite number up for a corner late in the game, Dituro collects the loose ball and fires it the full length of ...



Evo Morales: Bolivia Built a Real Alternative to Capitalism | News ... - teleSUR English

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Evo Morales: Bolivia Built a Real Alternative to Capitalism | News ...
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The Bolivian president told the U.N. that alternative Indigenous ways of living are key to fighting inequality.

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Update on the Laguna Colorada geothermal project in Bolivia - ThinkGeoEnergy

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Update on the Laguna Colorada geothermal project in Bolivia
ThinkGeoEnergy
The geothermal potential of Bolivia along the western mountains of the country is represented at 70 different sites with indications of geothermal resources. The most promising projects are Laguna Colorada, Empexa and Saja. The overall geothermal ...



WATCH: Goalkeeper amazingly scores a goal from his own penalty box in Bolivia - CBSSports.com

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WATCH: Goalkeeper amazingly scores a goal from his own penalty box in Bolivia
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Matias Dituro is the goalkeeper of Bolivian club Bolivar. His duty is to protect the goal, try and get cleansheets and lead his team at the back. But he can also score. The Argentine goalkeeper scored for his club in a win over San Jose earlier in the ...

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Bolivia's Evo Morales Slams 'Cancer of Capitalism' on Earth Day ... - teleSUR English

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Bolivia's Evo Morales Slams 'Cancer of Capitalism' on Earth Day ...
teleSUR English
We are in a world in which firearms speak, where the arms race is leading us to an abyss of no return.”

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Bolivia to Hold Presidency of 2nd Forum of Ancient Civilizations - Prensa Latina

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Bolivia to Hold Presidency of 2nd Forum of Ancient Civilizations
Prensa Latina
La Paz, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will assume the presidency of the 2nd Forum of Ancient Civilizations in 2018 after its First edition was held in Athens, announced the Bolivian Foreign Ministry on Twitter. The gathering scheduled for next Monday ...

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Steven Soderbergh unveils his Bolivian spirit at Pirates-Yankees game - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Steven Soderbergh unveils his Bolivian spirit at Pirates-Yankees game
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Director Steven Soderbergh was in Pittsburgh recently to promote his brand of singani, a Bolivian distilled spirit made from white Muscat of Alexandria grapes. It's called Singani 63, and is made by Casa Real, a family-owned winery in the Bolivian Andes.



Argentina Returns 16th-Century Coins to Bolivia - teleSUR English

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Argentina Returns 16th-Century Coins to Bolivia
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The coins are of the type known as macuquinas: hand-hammered pieces turned out by the Potosi Mint. Bolivia's foreign ministry announced Wednesday the repatriation from Argentina of 82 coins that were minted here in the 16th century. The ministry gave ...



A Word In Edgewise: Bolivia-The gathering storm - Ukiah Daily Journal

A Word In Edgewise: Bolivia-The gathering storm
Ukiah Daily Journal
I've often pondered the invention of the wheel in wonderment that such an essential tool for the movement of heavy objects had to actually be “invented”; that the fashioning of something round popped like a lightbulb into the 3,500 B.C. brain; that ...



Salero: The life of a Bolivian salt gatherer - Aljazeera.com

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Salero: The life of a Bolivian salt gatherer
Aljazeera.com
Moises Chambi Yucra is one of the last remaining salt gatherers in the world's largest salt flats of Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia . For generations, "saleros" have harvested salt from the pristine, otherworldly expanse of white. But selling salt is ...