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Bolivia: priest blesses animals with holy water

Hundreds of dog owners have had their pets blessed in the Bolivian city of El Alto as part of Saint Roch’s Day – named after the patron saint of dogs.

Hundreds of dog owners have had their pets blessed in the Bolivian city of El Alto as part of Saint Roch’s Day – named after the patron saint of dogs.

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Bolivia: believers of the Virgin of Urkupina break rocks to ask for favours during a religious procession

Bolivian believers gathered on the outskirts of the capital La Paz on Monday (August 15) to take part in an annual religious celebration, that includes the breaking of river rocks to ask the Virgin of

Bolivian believers gathered on the outskirts of the capital La Paz on Monday (August 15) to take part in an annual religious celebration, that includes the breaking of river rocks to ask the Virgin of

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Clashes erupt in Bolivia

Miners’ protest over “neoliberal” agenda of Bolivian President Evo Morales ends in clashes with several people injured and hostages taken.

Miners’ protest over “neoliberal” agenda of Bolivian President Evo Morales ends in clashes with several people injured and hostages taken.

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​Bolivia toasts winter solstice

Bolivia’s indigenous Aymara people celebrate the southern hemisphere’s shortest day, June 21, which is also, for them, the beginning of a new year.

Bolivia’s indigenous Aymara people celebrate the southern hemisphere’s shortest day, June 21, which is also, for them, the beginning of a new year.

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Shocking scenes at disabled protest in Bolivia

Tear gas was let off as the protesters, some on crutches or in wheelchairs, advanced down the street in the city of La Paz.

Tear gas was let off as the protesters, some on crutches or in wheelchairs, advanced down the street in the city of La Paz.

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Cholitas to conquer the peaks

In Bolivia, some Cholitas have set a crazy challenge: conquering eight 6,000 meters peaks located in the Andes mountains. The women are known for

In Bolivia, some Cholitas have set a crazy challenge: conquering eight 6,000 meters peaks located in the Andes mountains. The women are known for

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Playmobil figures honoured in Bolivian museum exhibition

The popular German toy range of Playmobil characters is being exhibited in Bolivia of all places, at the Costumbrista Museum Juan de Vargas in the

The popular German toy range of Playmobil characters is being exhibited in Bolivia of all places, at the Costumbrista Museum Juan de Vargas in the

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Bolivians block Morales from running for fourth presidential term

Voters in Bolivia have blocked President Evo Morales from running for a fourth consecutive term, by a very slim margin. Fifty-one percent have

Voters in Bolivia have blocked President Evo Morales from running for a fourth consecutive term, by a very slim margin. Fifty-one percent have

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Bolivian art on a concrete canvas

Celebrated Bolivian artist Roberto Mamani Mamani is on a mission to paint his way into the Guinness Book of Records. He and his team of 40 painters

Celebrated Bolivian artist Roberto Mamani Mamani is on a mission to paint his way into the Guinness Book of Records. He and his team of 40 painters

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Turtle release

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales helps to release 100,000 turtles into Amazon River Itenez, to repopulate the area.

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales helps to release 100,000 turtles into Amazon River Itenez, to repopulate the area.

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Prison protests hit Bolivia

Bolivia’s capital La Paz have been hit by prison protests as inmates expressed their anger over alleged cuts in daily food allowances. Prisoners at

Bolivia’s capital La Paz have been hit by prison protests as inmates expressed their anger over alleged cuts in daily food allowances. Prisoners at

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Bolivia's Day of the Skulls

Bolivians celebrated on Sunday an ancient tradition rooted in indigenous practices where people adorn and honour skulls, called “natitas”, which they

Bolivians celebrated on Sunday an ancient tradition rooted in indigenous practices where people adorn and honour skulls, called “natitas”, which they

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Evo Morales celebrates his birthday by playing football

Bolivian President Evo Morales, in the US to participate in a forum, has celebrated its 56th birthday. To mark the occasion, the head of state laced

Bolivian President Evo Morales, in the US to participate in a forum, has celebrated its 56th birthday. To mark the occasion, the head of state laced

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Bolivian Football headquarters raided in corruption probe

State prosecutors raided the headquarters of the Bolivian Football Federation in Cochabamba after it failed to cooperate fully with an investigation

State prosecutors raided the headquarters of the Bolivian Football Federation in Cochabamba after it failed to cooperate fully with an investigation

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US to restore diplomatic relations with Bolivia

The United States and Bolivia announced on Tuesday that they are working to restore full diplomatic relations. The two countries fell out in 2008

The United States and Bolivia announced on Tuesday that they are working to restore full diplomatic relations. The two countries fell out in 2008

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'Communist crucifix' gift to pope in Bolivia raises eyebrows

Pope Francis in Bolivia on his South American tour looked somewhat bemused when his host President Evo Morales handed him an unusual gift : a wooden

Pope Francis in Bolivia on his South American tour looked somewhat bemused when his host President Evo Morales handed him an unusual gift : a wooden

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Pope arrives in Bolivia

Pope Francis arrived in Bolivia on Wednesday on the second leg of his South American tour. He was welcomed by President Evo Morales and given a pouch

Pope Francis arrived in Bolivia on Wednesday on the second leg of his South American tour. He was welcomed by President Evo Morales and given a pouch

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Pope leaves for visit to Latin America

The world’s first Latin American pope is going home. Chosen on a mandate of piety and helping the poor, Pope Francis is on his way to visit Ecuador

The world’s first Latin American pope is going home. Chosen on a mandate of piety and helping the poor, Pope Francis is on his way to visit Ecuador

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Copa America: Peru set up semi-final with hosts Chile

Peru will face hosts Chile in the semi-finals of the Copa America after they dominated Bolivia in the last eight. Paolo Guerrero lit up the stage in

Peru will face hosts Chile in the semi-finals of the Copa America after they dominated Bolivia in the last eight. Paolo Guerrero lit up the stage in

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Morales: "time for a change" in EU-Latam relationship

Bolivian President Evo Morales calls on Europe to rethink its ties with Latin America, saying a trade deal should focus on complementarity and solidarity rather than competition.

Bolivian President Evo Morales calls on Europe to rethink its ties with Latin America, saying a trade deal should focus on complementarity and solidarity rather than competition.

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Army brought in to break bread strike in Bolivia

Following a 48-hour strike by Bolivian bakers the army is being drafted in to fill the breech. Thousands of rolls are being produced at make shift

Following a 48-hour strike by Bolivian bakers the army is being drafted in to fill the breech. Thousands of rolls are being produced at make shift

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Bolivia: walking in the footsteps of dinosaurs

If you want to walk in the footsteps of dinosaurs it seems Bolivia is the place to be. Authorities say it is now home to the greatest number of dino

If you want to walk in the footsteps of dinosaurs it seems Bolivia is the place to be. Authorities say it is now home to the greatest number of dino

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Bolivians sacrifice llamas in local mining tradition

Miners in the Bolivian city of Oruro smeared their faces with the blood of sacrificed llamas and ate from the heart of the animals as they completed

Miners in the Bolivian city of Oruro smeared their faces with the blood of sacrificed llamas and ate from the heart of the animals as they completed

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Bolivians celebrate Ekeko, god of abundance, at Alasitas Fair

Hundreds of people attended the Alasitas Fair in the Bolivian capital La Paz on Saturday (January 24), buying miniature replicas of items they hope

Hundreds of people attended the Alasitas Fair in the Bolivian capital La Paz on Saturday (January 24), buying miniature replicas of items they hope

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Morales claims victory in Bolivia's presidential election

Bolivia’s Evo Morales has declared victory in the country’s presidential election, giving him a third consecutive term. Exit polls point to him

Bolivia’s Evo Morales has declared victory in the country’s presidential election, giving him a third consecutive term. Exit polls point to him

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Bolivian prison riot leaves four people dead

Four people have been killed during a prison riot in Bolivia. The El Abra detention centre in Cochabamba was engulfed in violence as authorities

Four people have been killed during a prison riot in Bolivia. The El Abra detention centre in Cochabamba was engulfed in violence as authorities