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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Is child labour always wrong? The view from Bolivia – podcast - The Guardian

The Guardian

Is child labour always wrong? The view from Bolivia – podcast
The Guardian
When Bolivia's government sought to protect children by keeping the minimum working age at 14, child protesters took to the streets. They demanded the legal working age be lowered. As a result, in some cases, children are allowed to work at the age of 10.



Protests over Morales expose divisions among Bolivians - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.com

Protests over Morales expose divisions among Bolivians
Aljazeera.com
La Paz, Bolivia - Waving a big Bolivian flag on a wooden stick, 59-year-old Blanca Penaranda walks in front of thousands of people towards the Plaza San Francisco, the main square in the Bolivian capital, La Paz. More people join the protest from other ...
Violent Clashes in Bolivia as Police Fight Coca FarmersSputnik International
Bolivia Rallies Behind Evo Morales on 'Day of Lies'teleSUR English
Bolivian coca growers clash with police over plantation billThe Straits Times
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Community School students traveling to Bolivia for exchange program - WSLS

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Community School students traveling to Bolivia for exchange program
WSLS
Fabiana Castillo is visiting from Bolivia as part of the Community School's exchange program. Every year students from Santa Cruz come from South America to Roanoke to learn English and American culture. “The first time it was really hard but now I can ...



Evo's Bolivia Slams Israel's Trump-Style 'Apartheid Wall' - teleSUR English

teleSUR English

Evo's Bolivia Slams Israel's Trump-Style 'Apartheid Wall'
teleSUR English
“We call for the recognition of the full, sovereign, free and independent form of the Palestinian State,” Bolivian Plurinational Legislative Assembly representative Romina Perez Ramos said at the International Conference in Support of the Palestinian ...
Trump's Mexico Wall Compared To Israel West Bank 'Apartheid' Barrier By Bolivian PoliticianInternational Business Times

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Magnitude 6.5 earthquake strikes near Padilla, Bolivia - SFGate

SFGate

Magnitude 6.5 earthquake strikes near Padilla, Bolivia
SFGate
The United States Geological Survey reports a preliminary magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck near Padilla, Bolivia on Tuesday. The quake hit at 10:09 AM local time at a depth of 597 kilometers. There was no initial word on damage or injury resulting from ...
Bolivia earthquake: Strong tremor strikes east of SucreBNO News

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Bolivia Assures It Will “Demolish” Chile in Dispute at International Court - PanAm Post

PanAm Post

Bolivia Assures It Will “Demolish” Chile in Dispute at International Court
PanAm Post
Bolivia's President Evo Morales said that the legal team representing his country in the maritime trial at the International Court in The Hague is prepared to “demolish” Chile's arguments. In mid-February, Morales met in the Netherlands with his team ...



FIGHTING FUND - Morning Star Online

FIGHTING FUND
Morning Star Online
THE woman who said she bore the love child of Bolivian President Evo Morales has debunked the story, admitting she was used as part of an opposition smear campaign. Mr Morales's ex-girlfriend Gabriela Zapata said in an interview that she had lied at ...



Bolivia poised to sell canned pineapples to Canada - AgraNet (subscription)

AgraNet (subscription)

Bolivia poised to sell canned pineapples to Canada
AgraNet (subscription)
The director of Bolivia Promueve, Ivan Cahuaya, announced on Wednesday that he is seeking new export markets this year for processed and canned pineapple, cultivated in the tropics of Cochabamba, and Canada is the top target. By Lorena Ruibal.



Mediapro nets national football TV production in Bolivia - Rapid TV News

Rapid TV News

Mediapro nets national football TV production in Bolivia
Rapid TV News
seleccion bolivia Through the agreement, Mediapro will become the only producer of TV content for the league, with the deal including the 264 games of the regular season and all matches that the national team plays in Bolivia, as well as under-20 and ...



Bolivia Condemns Right-Wing Attempts at Thwarting Coca Bill - teleSUR English

teleSUR English

Bolivia Condemns Right-Wing Attempts at Thwarting Coca Bill
teleSUR English
He stated that the coca leaf was part of the cultural heritage of the Andean country, and therefore the bill legalized the cultivation of the coca leaf on about 20,000 hectares of Bolivia's ancestral lands — 13,000 in La Paz province, and 7,000 in El ...