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Bolivia
Friday, March 21st 2014 - 06:05 UTC

Bolivian senate to vote full incorporation to Mercosur in April

The adhesion protocol was sent to Congress by president Evo Morales last September

The Bolivian Senate is expected to vote next month for the full incorporation of the country to Mercosur, thus complying with some of the last steps to join the group made up of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Monday, January 6th 2014 - 06:57 UTC

Ballot test this year in Latam: Brazil, Colombia, Bolivia, Uruguay, Panama, Costa Rica and El Salvador

Dilma, Santos, Morales, running for re-election

Seven out of 19 Latin-American countries will be holding elections this year and in four of them, Brazil, Bolivia, El Salvador and Uruguay, left leaning catch-all coalitions will try to hold on to power. Likewise with two conservative governments, Colombia and Panama.

Friday, January 3rd 2014 - 18:40 UTC

'Andean super crop' quinoa opens the way for the UN Year of Family Farming

Morales: “Our quinoa has been discovered worldwide as an ally in the fight against hunger”

Increased production and consumption of quinoa, coupled with higher visibility of and greater scientific knowledge about the so-called “Andean super crop” is the legacy left to the world by the International Year of Quinoa 2013, the closing ceremonies of which were held in Bolivia and Peru.

Friday, November 22nd 2013 - 02:02 UTC

Morales orders double Christmas bonus for Bolivia's 300.000 public employees

Morales said the bonus will continue as long as the economy exceeds 4.5%

In what seems a partial contagion of what is happening in Venezuela, Bolivian President Evo Morales announced that he will double the Christmas bonus for Bolivia’s public employees which will be the equivalent of two months extra salary.

Monday, October 21st 2013 - 05:25 UTC

Brazil will not return Bolivian Senator who is wanted by the government of President Morales

The escape of Senator Pinto with the help from Brazilian diplomats forced the resignation of Foreign minister Antonio Patriota

Brazil will not return opposition Senator Roger Pinto to Bolivia, who last August fled the country with the help from Brazilian diplomats, said President Dilma Rousseff advisor on foreign affairs Marco Aurelio Garcia.

Monday, October 14th 2013 - 23:40 UTC

Bolivian president claims US and Pacific Alliance conspiring to divide UNASUR

President Morales says they are trying to impede Unasur from advancing towards “the definitive liberation of our peoples”

Bolivian president Evo Morales claimed that the Pacific Alliance (Colombia, Chile, Peru and Mexico) is part of a major conspiration plotted “from the north” and directed to divide the Union of South American Nations, Unasur.

Thursday, October 3rd 2013 - 07:19 UTC

Repsol expands 70% a natural gas processing plant capacity in Bolivia

President Morales and CEO Bruffau at the inauguration ceremony

Bolivian President Evo Morales and the chairman and CEO of Spanish energy major Repsol, Antonio Brufau, inaugurated the newly expanded Margarita natural gas processing plant, with a capacity increased of nearly 70%.

Tuesday, August 27th 2013 - 01:19 UTC

Brazilian foreign minister removed following diplomatic incident with Bolivia

Ambassador  Figueiredo Machado, the new Foreign minister.

Brazilian foreign minister Antonio Patriota has stepped down and will be replaced by the current representative before United Nations Ambassador Luis Alberto Figueiredo Machado, it was confirmed Monday evening by the spokesperson from President Dilma Rousseff’s office.

Monday, August 26th 2013 - 07:30 UTC

Bolivian Senator arrives in Brazil after being granted political asylum

Roger Pinto is accused of various corruption crimes, but for Brazil he was persecuted for denouncing drug trafficking

Bolivian Senator Roger Pinto, who had taken refuge in the Brazilian Embassy in La Paz, left the country in an official Brazilian vehicle escorted by soldiers, Brazilian Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Ricardo Ferraço said on Sunday.

Tuesday, August 13th 2013 - 02:07 UTC

Argentine military sent napalm bombs to Bolivia to help hunt Che Guevara reveal Brazil documents

Che Guevara after a poor campaign among Bolivian peasants was wounded, caught and killed in October 1967

The military government that ruled Argentina in 1967 provided its Bolivian peers with napalm bombs and other arms to help combat guerrillas headed by Ernesto Che Guevara who three months after delivery was killed, according to released documents in Brazil and published by O Estado de Sao Paulo.

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