Bolivia: News Updates

A transcendent fact has happened in the multicultural State of Bolivia. The mayors of the municipalities of the autonomous region of Pando, in the Bolivian Amazon, decided to expel from their jurisdictions the various NGOs, foundations and companies operating in this...

Wilson Garcia Merida
July 20, 2010

LA PAZ, Bolivia — On the Bolivian high plains, stalks of wheat nod their heavy heads on breezes, potatoes are pulled from the earth and red, green and yellow quinoa plants color the flat landscape like strokes from a paintbrush. Quinoa developed and was domesticated on...

Sara Shahriari
June 21, 2010

Miners in Bolivia declared a strike to protest the five percent raises offered by the government. The strikers want larger raise and long-delayed labor law revisions.

LA PAZ, May 10 (Reuters) - Bolivian workers began an indefinite strike on Monday to demand higher pay in a challenge to...

Carlos Quiroga
May 10, 2010

Bolivian President Evo Morales has hailed his party's success in regional elections but exit polls suggest he has suffered some setbacks.

Pro-government candidates were on course to win in five out of nine provinces, with one too close to call.

But the...

April 5, 2010


In the early 19th Century, Bolivian women fought alongside men for the country's independence from colonial Spain. They stormed into battle on horseback, seized cities and were on the front line.

But their presence on the battlefield did not translate into presence in the...

February 11, 2010

LA PAZ, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) -- Bolivian President Evo Morales on Tuesday called for a world conference to discuss the effects of climate change and ways to tackle it.

"Due to a historical responsibility for the mankind, we decided to summon the First World Conference of the People on Climate...

January 5, 2010

EL ALTO, Bolivia — When the tap across from her mud-walled home dried up in September, Celia Cruz stopped making soups and scaled back washing for her family of five. She began daily pilgrimages to better-off neighborhoods, hoping to find water there.

Though she has lived here for a...

Elisabeth Rosenthal
December 13, 2009


President Evo Morales and Vice President Álvaro García are set to handily win the Dec. 6 elections in Bolivia, against a fragmented opposition.

In a Gallup International poll published early this month, more than 57 percent of respondents said they would vote for the left-...

September 15, 2009