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Bolivia battles biblical plague of locusts

Bolivia is under a state of emergency after a vast agricultural area of around 1000 hectares has been laid to ruin by a plague of locusts.

Bolivia is under a state of emergency after a vast agricultural area of around 1000 hectares has been laid to ruin by a plague of locusts.

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Bolivia opens the "Evo Museum"

Bolivia on Thursday opened a $7 million museum dedicated to President Evo Morales and indigenous peoples in Morales’s birthplace of Orinoca high up in the deserts of the Bolivian…

Bolivia on Thursday opened a $7 million museum dedicated to President Evo Morales and indigenous peoples in Morales’s birthplace of Orinoca high up in the deserts of the Bolivian…

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Bolivians pray for good fortune at traditional Alasitas Festival

On January 24 each year, people from all over Bolivia flock to La Paz to take part in the traditional Alasitas Festival which is a shopper’s paradise.

On January 24 each year, people from all over Bolivia flock to La Paz to take part in the traditional Alasitas Festival which is a shopper’s paradise.

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70 thousand baby turtles released into Bolivian rivers

A conservation effort in the Bolivian Amazon has seen over 100,000 baby turtles released into rivers, including the San Pedro and Itenez, located in the northeastern part of the…

A conservation effort in the Bolivian Amazon has seen over 100,000 baby turtles released into rivers, including the San Pedro and Itenez, located in the northeastern part of the…

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A fourth term in office for Evo Morales?

The Bolivian president has agreed to stand for a fourth mandate in 2019, after his party nominated him as candidate. This is despite a constitutional referendum in February.

The Bolivian president has agreed to stand for a fourth mandate in 2019, after his party nominated him as candidate. This is despite a constitutional referendum in February.

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Bolivia's once second largest lake completely dry

Bolivia’s once second largest lake is now completely dry after the worst drought in a quarter of a century.

Bolivia’s once second largest lake is now completely dry after the worst drought in a quarter of a century.

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Latin Americans mourn "legendary" Fidel Castro

For many Latin Americans Fidel Castro was a hero, a David who took on the Goliath of US imperialism and won.

For many Latin Americans Fidel Castro was a hero, a David who took on the Goliath of US imperialism and won.

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Bolivia's severe water shortage triggers national emergency

Bolivia’s government has declared a national emergency because of a water shortage as it suffers the worst drought in 25 years.

Bolivia’s government has declared a national emergency because of a water shortage as it suffers the worst drought in 25 years.

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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