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Tag: Bolivia

  • Thursday, March 21st 2019 - 10:07 UTC

    Bolivian elections on October 20, not to coincide with Argentina and Uruguay

    The reasoning for the decision is down to the large number of Bolivians that live in Argentina. Around 100,000 are registered to vote in the ballot.

    General elections in Bolivia will now be held on Sunday, October 20, a week earlier than first planned, in order not to clash with elections in Argentina and Uruguay scheduled for October 27. Bolivia's Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) confirmed the decision this week.

  • Wednesday, March 20th 2019 - 09:47 UTC

    Bolivia will host the World Travel Awards Latin American ceremony in June

    A fast emerging tourism destination, Bolivia is a country of incredible beauty, from luxury resorts on the shore of Lake Titicaca to the amazing salt flats of Uyuni (in Pic)

    World Travel Awards (WTA) has revealed that its Latin American Ceremony 2019 will be hosted in La Paz, Bolivia on 13th July 2019. The leading figureheads, decision-makers and influencers of Latin America’s travel and tourism industry are scheduled to attend the ceremony, which will mark WTA’s first visit to Bolivia.

  • Friday, March 1st 2019 - 20:05 UTC

    Peru hit by earthquake also felt in Bolivia, Brazil and Chile

    The tremor was recorded at a depth of 258 km in the department of Puno, at around 4.50 am local time

    An earthquake measuring 7.0 degrees on the Richter scale Friday rattled southern Peru, 67 km (41 miles) north-northwest of Juliaca, near the Bolivian border, it was reported.

  • Friday, January 18th 2019 - 10:12 UTC

    Evo Morales’ Bolivia: Abiding the constitution or ensuring the results of sustained economic growth

    Evo Morales, a former leader of a coca-growers’ union, has won three elections fairly and by large margins. He hopes to win a fourth in October

    The Economist has published a piece on Bolivia and its first indigenous president, Evo Morales, who has managed the economy of the continent's poorest country with sustained success during thirteen years. But he has also a strong authoritarian attitude, given his dominance of government branches, and the support of the electorate, mostly indigenous or mestizo. In this scenario, he is running for a fourth consecutive presidential period, which the Constitution bans.

  • Monday, January 14th 2019 - 08:45 UTC

    Italian political militant at large for years extradited from Bolivia/Brazil to Rome

    Cesare Battisti, 64, is wanted for four murders in Italy during the 1970s, which denies committing. He belonged to the Armed Proletarians for Communism

    An Italian former communist militant captured in Bolivia is on a plane back to Rome, officials have confirmed. Cesare Battisti, 64, is wanted for four murders in Italy during the 1970s, which he denies committing. He was extradited after being found in Santa Cruz de La Sierra in an international police operation.

  • Thursday, January 10th 2019 - 10:03 UTC

    Claims of Uruguayan ruling coalition involvement in money laundering with Chavista regimes

     Maduro will take the oath of office this Thursday before the Supreme Court ignoring the Legislative Assembly he does not control

    Uruguay and Bolivia will be the only South American countries attending this Thursday the inauguration of Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro for a second five year mandate. A regime which has become an increasingly international pariah for its non democratic practices, human rights abuses, and disastrous management of the economy creating a major humanitarian crisis with food and essential pharmaceutical shortages while some three million of Venezuelans have fled the country in desperation.

  • Wednesday, December 26th 2018 - 09:09 UTC

    Argentine woman freed after being abducted 32 years ago

    The whereabouts of the woman, who is now 45 and originally from Mar del Plata, had been unknown until earlier this year when police received a tip-off

    An Argentine woman seized in the 1980s by people traffickers has been reunited with her family in a joint operation by Argentine and Bolivian police. The whereabouts of the woman, who is now 45, had been unknown until earlier this year when police received a tip-off she was in Bermejo, south Bolivia.

  • Wednesday, December 19th 2018 - 08:49 UTC

    Bolivia offers to join Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay 2030 World Cup bid

    Morales made the offer to equally passionate presidents Macri of Argentina, Uruguay’s Vazquez and Paraguay's Abdo Benitez at the regional Mercosur summit

    Bolivia’s football-mad President Evo Morales has offered his Argentine, Uruguayan and Paraguayan counterparts help in their joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup.
    Morales made the offer to the equally passionate presidents, Mauricio Macri of Argentina, Uruguay’s Tabare Vazquez and Paraguayan Mario Abdo Benitez during regional Mercosur heads of state meeting in Montevideo.

  • Tuesday, December 18th 2018 - 07:48 UTC

    Evo to attend Bolsonaro's inauguration in Brasilia Jan. 1

    “We have been invited and we are communicating that we are going to participate,” Pary said.

    Bolivia's President Evo Morales will attend the inauguration of Brazil's new president, Jair Bolsonaro, on January 1 in Brasilia, Foreign Minister Diego Pary announced Monday.

  • Friday, December 14th 2018 - 09:13 UTC

    Evo compares himself with Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

    “Is the best player going to get out?” Evo says it's “impossible!”

    Bolivian President Evo Morales Thursday downplayed criticism against him being allowed to seek yet another reelection despite a constitutional ban and the “nay” victory at the February 21, 2016 referendum with which he tried to circumvent it by saying it would be as if stars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo could not play for their national football teams.