Tag: Bolivia

Bolivia
Wednesday, May 13th 2015 - 08:05 UTC

Bolivia closer to Mercosur full membership; coming summit in Brasilia decisive

In April it was agreed that the Bolivian incorporation is to be ratified with a new protocol in which Paraguay figures as Mercosur full member

Bolivia is closer to becoming a full member of Mercosur following on Argentina's ratification of the Adhesion Protocol.

Tuesday, May 5th 2015 - 09:25 UTC

Chile asks World Court to throw out Bolivia's sea outlet claim: 'dispute has been settled'

“Bolivia is challenging the stability of borders and sovereign territory solemnly agreed in a peace treaty signed 111 years ago,” said Felipe Bulnes Serrano

Landlocked Bolivia went to the World Court on Monday, seeking to force Chile to negotiate the granting of a corridor of sovereign territory giving it access to the sea for its natural gas and mineral exports. Bolivia lost its coastal territory after being defeated by Chile in the 1880s War of the Pacific. Peru an ally of Bolivia also lost territory.

Friday, April 17th 2015 - 04:32 UTC

Pope Francis to visit Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay next July

“Welcome Pope Francis! We will work with all our energy so that his visit, like that of John Paul II 30 years ago, will be unforgettable,” Correa said.

Pope Francis will make his first visit as pontiff to Spanish-speaking Latin America in July, stopping in Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay, the Vatican said Thursday. The pope will kick off his trip in Ecuador on July 6, then travel to Bolivia on July 8 and wrap up his tour in Paraguay from July 10 to 12.

Saturday, March 21st 2015 - 05:45 UTC

OAS observation mission to Bolivia's regional elections on 29 March

Former Guatemala president Alvaro Colom was named chief of the EOM. He also led the mission which observed Bolivia's general elections of 2014.

Bolivia and the Organization of American States, OAS, signed an agreement for the deployment of an observation mission to regional elections on 29 March in the landlocked country.

Wednesday, March 11th 2015 - 05:23 UTC

Bolivia names first woman army General; daughter of the officer who captured Che Guevara

Gina Reque Terán is daughter of retired general Luis Reque Teran, who led the Bolivian army’s operations against Guevara’s rebel forces in 1967.

Bolivia has named its first woman army general, the daughter of the military commander who led the final operation against Che Guevara, the state news agency said Monday.

Friday, January 23rd 2015 - 06:10 UTC

Morales is sworn in for a third period promises to reduce poverty to 8% by 2020

 “In a short time we have improved the economic and social situation but we still have to consolidate our transformation process” said the Bolivian leader

President of Bolivia Evo Morales on Thursday was sworn in for the third time as his country's head of state, and set as his primary objective reduce further poverty levels up to the end of his term in 2020.

Thursday, January 22nd 2015 - 05:38 UTC

Morales invested as Indian leader in Andean ritual calls to defend Mother Earth Pachamama

The rituals took place on the eve of Morales official inauguration in the Bolivian Congress, an event that will begin his third consecutive term as president (Pic AP)

Bolivian President Evo Morales called Wednesday for a halt to “the crazy race of destroying the Earth in the name of development” after being invested as Indian leader in a ritual at the pre-Colombian ruins of Tiahuanaco, located some 71 kilometers from La Paz.

Monday, December 29th 2014 - 07:57 UTC

YPFB-Andina awarded exploration rights in Santa Cruz areas

Bolivia's economy is growing stronger, exports rise, oil exploration keeps pace

Bolivia's export 6.3 % higher than despite drop in gas volumes. Economic growth, foreign investment continue

Friday, December 26th 2014 - 07:43 UTC

Bolivian Oil Company CEO on sick leave, has cancer

YPFB Villegas will leave the company for cancer treatment

President Evo Morales to coordinate operations with company executive in the meantime. Vice President Garcia Linera makes the announcement regarding 'Comrade' Villegas

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014 - 04:36 UTC

Evo Morales' estate 12.67 percent higher than in 2012

Evo Morales' estate below half a million US dollars

President's affidavit before the State's General Comptrollership raises questions on how he amassed 437,787 US dollars. Opposition says he should have turned poorer, living on a public servant salary.

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