Category: Bolivia

Bolivia’s Defense Minister Quits Amid Rising Tensions In Highway Dispute

Bolivia’s defense minister reigned from her post after the government sent around 500 police officers to break up a protest over a planned highway through an indigenous-inhabited nature preserve. Former […] Read More >

Bolivia’s Morales Asks UNASUR To Decertify The United States

Today in Latin America Top Story — Bolivian President Evo Morales on Monday said that the regional South American bloc UNASUR (the Union of South American Nations) should “decertify” the […] Read More >

Bolivia: Five Military Officers Convicted For 2003 Protest Killing

Today in Latin America Top Story — Bolivia’s Supreme Court convicted five senior military officers for the  the killings of 64 people during protests in 2003. Four former generals and an […] Read More >

Bolivia: Morales Accuses U.S. Of Inciting Indigenous Protests

Today in Latin America Top Story— Bolivian President Evo Morales accused the United States Sunday of inciting a protest by indigenous protesters against a Brazilian-financed highway that would cut through […] Read More >

Bolivia Arrests Journalist For Selling Video Critical Of Evo Morales

Bolivian authorities detained a journalist yesterday for allegedly selling a documentary that disrespected President Evo Morales. Richard Romero Cossío, a journalist from the city of Santa Cruz who was selling […] Read More >

Landslides In La Paz Claim 400 Homes In Bolivian Capital; Thousands Evacuated

Today in Latin America Top Story — A landslide triggered by heavy rains on the eastern edge of the Bolivian capital of La Paz has now destroyed more than 400 […] Read More >

Bolivian President Evo Morales Revokes Controversial Gas Decree

Today in Latin America Top Story — Bolivian President Evo Morales announced on Sunday the revocation of a decree that had ended gas subsidies, after a week of protests and […] Read More >

Transport Workers In Bolivia Strike Due To Rise In Fuel Prices

Today in Latin America Top Story — Bus drivers and other transport workers in Bolivia began an indefinite strike Monday in protest against an increase of more than 70 percent […] Read More >

Evo Morales Criticizes U.S. At Conference; Robert Gates Focuses Talks On Drugs and Disasters

Today in Latin America Top Story — Bolivian President Evo Morales had sharp words for U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates on Monday when the two attended a regional conference on […] Read More >

Bolivian President Evo Morales Struggles To Balance Environmentalism And Development

NEW YORK — After the failed climate talks at Copenhagen, Bolivian President Evo Morales has emerged as a global leader on issues concerning the environment. Last month, he spoke at […] Read More >