Tag: Bolivia

Bolivia
Tuesday, November 18th 2014 - 11:19 UTC

Bolivia confident Mercosur incorporation process will be ironed out at the next summit

Brazil and Bolivia are waiting for the inaugurations of Rousseff and Morales before sending the protocol for congressional approval

Bolivia trusts that at the coming Mercosur summit in Argentina it can advance in solving the “technical-legal” difficulties that are delaying the country's full membership of the trade and political group. Allegedly one of the main differences rests in neighboring Paraguay and how it would accept Bolivia's incorporation.

Monday, October 20th 2014 - 08:46 UTC

Morales 'king' of Bolivia; his two thirds majority in congress open the way to reform the constitution

Bolivia's first indigenous president was re-elected for a third mandate with 61% support

President Evo Morales swept to a third term with 61% of the vote, electoral officials said in confirming the result. The October 12 balloting was a massive vote of support and a strong mandate to expand his reforms which will have a swift legislative discussion since Morales party obtained two thirds of the Legislative Assembly benches.

Monday, October 13th 2014 - 06:32 UTC

The manager of orthodox economics dedicates landslide victory to Chavez and Fidel Castro

The first indigenous president of Bolivia managed over 60% of valid votes cast and victory in eight of nine regions

Evo Morales easily won an unprecedented third term as Bolivia’s president Sunday on the strength of the economic and political stability brought by his government, according to unofficial results.

Tuesday, September 30th 2014 - 04:51 UTC

South Korea constructing Bolivia's longest bridge to be delivered in 35 months

The bridge will facilitate heavy cargo traffic between San Matias, along Brazil's border and Trinidad, capital of Bolivia's northeastern Amazon region of Beni.

South Korea's Hyundai-Byucksan consortium started construction of a bridge 1,440 meters long in eastern Bolivia, a span that will be the country's longest and will require an investment of 49.9 million dollars, some of which will come from a loan from Seoul.

Wednesday, September 24th 2014 - 06:32 UTC

Morales opens indigenous peoples conference in New York blasting capitalism

“These principles — the protection of life, land and peace — are constantly threatened by a system and a model: capitalism”, said Morales

Evo Morales, Bolivia’s first indigenous president, inaugurated the first World Conference on Indigenous Peoples at the UN on Monday and said he is living proof that the community can “govern and not just vote.”

Wednesday, August 13th 2014 - 09:30 UTC

Petrobras sells natural gas pipeline operations in Bolivia

Transierra operates Gasbol pipeline, which is the primary path for Petrobras to import about 30 million cubic meters/day of Bolivian gas.

Brazil's Petrobras sold its stake in a Bolivian natural gas pipeline operator, continuing a string of asset sales aimed at generating cash for development of offshore oil fields at home. The Brazilian giant said it sold its 44.5% stake in Transierra to Bolivian state-owned YPFB for 106.7 million dollars.

Saturday, August 9th 2014 - 05:58 UTC

OAS observation mission will be present during Bolivia's October elections

Insulza and Bolivian representative Pary (L) during the signing ceremony at OAS headquarters in Washington

The Organization of American States (OAS) and Bolivia signed on Friday the agreement on privileges and immunities for the Electoral Observation Mission, (EOM) to be deployed to the general elections to be held in Bolivia on 12 October.

Monday, June 30th 2014 - 06:44 UTC

Uruguay ratifies Bolivia's Mercosur incorporation; consolidates Atlantic/Pacific corridor

The Mercosur administrative headquarters building in Montevideo

Uruguay promulgated the bill which incorporates Bolivia as the latest member of Mercosur, the South American group made up of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela. The incorporation of Bolivia should help with the consolidation of a Mercosur Atlantic-Pacific corridor across South America.

Monday, June 16th 2014 - 06:26 UTC

Cristina Fernandez and Mujica, so close but ever so distant

Almagro sent a letter to Timerman inviting him to dialogue but also recalling a long list of non delivered Argentine promises

The lasted chapter of the resurgent diplomatic conflict between Argentina and Uruguay was not addressed during a brief encounter of presidents Cristina Fernandez and Jose Mujica in Bolivia where they attended the G77 plus China summit over the weekend.

Monday, June 16th 2014 - 05:52 UTC

G77 plus China summit confirms the close ties of Beijing with Latin America

Evo Morales hosted the meeting which convened representatives from 133 countries

The summit of G77 leaders plus China wrapped up Sunday with a call for an end to poverty by 2030, after a demand by Bolivia's President Evo Morales to eliminate the UN Security Council. It also marked the presence of Beijing which has become the leading trade partner of many Latam countries.

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