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  • Thursday, June 13th 2024 - 20:45 UTC

    Paraguay and Bolivia sign key cooperation agreements

    “Let's continue building a future of peace and progress together,” Peña stressed

    Presidents Luis Arce Catacora of Bolivia and Santiago Peña Palacios of Paraguay announced the signing of Scientific and Migratory Cooperation Agreements Thursday at the Casa Grande del Pueblo in La Paz.

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  • Wednesday, May 29th 2024 - 21:09 UTC

    Bolivian President meeting Putin in Russia next week

    The issues to be addressed are being reviewed by the State Chancellery,” Alcón told reporters

    Bolivian President Luis Arce Catacora will be traveling to Russia next week for an encounter with Vladimir Putin, it was confirmed in La Paz Wednesday. Putin and Arce last held a telephone conversation on May 13 to advance bilateral cooperation issues. As war preparedness rises globally, Bolivia's role as that of a country hosting Iranian troops and guns cannot be ignored.

  • Tuesday, May 7th 2024 - 10:53 UTC

    Bolivia: Evo Morales displaces from MAS leadership

    New MAS Chairman Grover García belongs to President Luis Arce Catacora's faction as Evo's aura seems to be coming to an end

    Former President Evo Morales has been deposed as leader of Bolivia's Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) after a party congress over the weekend chose Grover Garcia to chair the political movement. The winner is aligned with incumbent President Luis Arce Catacora, a former ally of Morales' who has become his deadliest enemy in recent years. García stems from the Single Confederation of Bolivian Peasant Workers Union (CSUTCB) and was also mayor of the municipality of Tiraque.

  • Friday, May 3rd 2024 - 20:11 UTC

    Bolivia's Assembly fails to move on with Mercosur joining protocol

    It was not the first time the Mercosur issue was prevented from being debated upon

    The Lower House of Bolivia's Plurinational Legislative Assembly (ALP) Thursday failed to approve the country's accession to the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) after Speaker Israel Huaytari adjourned the session during which the matter was to be debated. Lawmakers loyal to former President Evo Morales are said to oppose the “Protocol of Accession of the Plurinational State of Bolivia to Mercosur” initiative.

  • Tuesday, April 16th 2024 - 18:22 UTC

    Bolivia denies issuing passports to Iranian citizens

    From the 210,000 passports issued to Bolivian citizens between 2023 and 2024, none was given to a national of another country, La Paz insisted

    Bolivian authorities denied Tuesday the allegations by Argentina's Security Minister Patricia Bullrich that passports were being given to Iranian operatives as a result of the defense agreement between La Paz and Tehran due to which Buenos Aires upped its military readiness in border areas after siding with Israel in the ongoing conflict in the Middle East.

  • Tuesday, April 16th 2024 - 10:55 UTC

    Argentina reinforces security alongside Bolivian border

    Iranian elite troops are stationed in Bolivia with passports of the South American country after a defense agreement

    After announcing its unwavering alliance with Israel in the ongoing Middle East crisis, the Argentine Government of President Javier Milei upped its security alert on the northern border given Bolivia's military alignment with Iran but lowered it from “orange” to “yellow” elsewhere in the country, it was reported Monday in Buenos Aires.

  • Tuesday, March 12th 2024 - 10:46 UTC

    Bolivian Senate stalling World Bank loan could make it go away

    Over 100,000 people from rural Bolivia would benefit from works stemming from these loans, Molina explained

    Bolivian authorities need to have the Senate approve a US$ 125 million loan from the World Bank at the earliest or else the credit agency might backtrack on granting it, Hydrocarbons Ministry Spokeswoman Rocío Molina warned Monday. Other five credits might follow suit given the Upper House's tardiness, Molina explained.

  • Saturday, March 2nd 2024 - 10:40 UTC

    Strengthening Celac key to avoid return to colonial order, Bolivian president says

    Arce also met with his Brazilian colleague Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to discuss the expansion of trade and investment in infrastructure and natural gas exploration in Bolivian territory

    Bolivian President Luis Arce Catacora said Friday in Kingstown (St. Vincent and the Grenadines), said that strengthening the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) and every regional integration space was the only alternative to war to fend off any foreign interference seeking the return to the “already outlawed” colonial order. He made those remarks during his speech at the 8th Celac Summit.

  • Thursday, February 29th 2024 - 11:00 UTC

    Bolivia's Deputy Minister killed in road crash

    Ticona was 44 years old

    Bolivia's Deputy Transport Minister Israel Ticona Castro died in an accident when he was on his way to mediate in a road blockade in Cuatro Cañadas. The official's vehicle collided with one of the trucks hindering traffic on the road to Trinidad. The crash took place between midnight Tuesday and early Wednesday morning. Israel Ticona Castro was a 44-year-old lawyer from La Paz.

  • Thursday, February 8th 2024 - 10:28 UTC

    Bolivian economy minister says Fitch's downgrading was biased

    It is clear that it is bad accounting on Fitch's part, Montenegro argued

    Economy Minister Marcelo Montenegro said the latest grading given to Bolivia by Fitch Ratings entailed a “biased vision” according to which the country's total public debt, internal and external, represented 71.7% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) when it actually amounted to 46%.