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Bolivian referee death puts altitude matches under spotlight

La Paz - The death of a Bolivian referee officiating a match at more than 4,000 meters has reopened the debate about the safety of playing football at such altitude.

Bolivian president launches bid for reelection to fourth term

- Bolivian President Evo Morales launched his campaign Saturday for a fourth term, rejecting opposition allegations that he leads a corrupt and dictatorial government.

Unfroggetable: endangered Bolivian amphibians get long-awaited first date

La Paz - The fate of a species may just rest on this love story.

Bolivian opposition calls protest against Morales reelection bid

La Paz - Bolivia's opposition on Tuesday called for a nationwide protest against President Evo Morales, who plans to stand for a fourth term in office.

Romeo and Juliet: the last hopes to save Bolivian aquatic frog

La Paz - Almost a year after conservationists sent out a plea to help save a species of Bolivian aquatic frog by finding a mate for the last remaining member, Romeo, his very own Juliet has been tracked down deep inside a cloud forest.

Bolivian bees under threat from coca pesticides

Caranavi - High up in the Bolivian cloud forest, a woman tends to her bees, smoker in hand, working from hive to hive under a canopy of leaves to delicately gather panels of honeycomb. It's a bucolic scene that experts say won't last, for the bees are dying.

Bolivian doctors announce strike over universal healthcare

La Paz - Public sector doctors in Bolivia announced a 48-hour strike on Wednesday in response to a government move to make healthcare free for all."Our goal is to register 5.

Bolivia's Morales ignores unconstitutional accusations in reelection bid

La Paz - Bolivian President Evo Morales is forging on in his bid to win a fourth term in next year's elections, despite mounting opposition against a move branded unconstitutional.

Bolivian youth orchestra plays for the future

- When Mariel Chura joined a youth orchestra at age 14, she did not even know what a viola was. Seven years later, she loves the instrument, which has offered her an escape from the hardships of everyday life in Bolivia's biggest coca-producing area.

Protests follow court backing for Morales' fourth-term bid

La Paz - Thousands of people took part in protest marches across Bolivia on Thursday amid a general strike called by opponents of President Evo Morales' bid for a fourth term.

Bolivia court green lights new Morales reelection bid

La Paz - A Bolivian court on Tuesday gave a green light for President Evo Morales to seek reelection, which opponents say is unconstitutional.

Bolivia's Schindler saved 10 times as many Jews from Holocaust

La Paz - A Jewish immigrant to Bolivia who made a fortune mining tin saved 10 times as many lives during the Holocaust than the star of Oscar-winning Hollywood blockbuster "Schindler's List," a journalist and writer told AFP.

Bolivia's 'oldest woman" celebrates 118th birthday

La Paz - The oldest woman in Bolivia, and perhaps the world, turned 118 on Friday, remaining lucid and in good health, authorities in the South American country said.

Morales plans talks with Chile after ICJ ruling setback

La Paz - President Evo Morales will send a letter to his Chilean counterpart to explore the possibility of talks after the world court rejected Bolivia's demand for access to the sea from its neighbor, an official said.

Ex-Bolivian president Mesa launches 2019 election bid

La Paz - Bolivian ex-president Carlos Mesa on Saturday launched his candidacy for the 2019 election, in which he will face Evo Morales who will be seeking his fourth consecutive term.

World court ruling 'biased' says Bolivia's Morales

La Paz - Bolivia's President Evo Morales lashed out Tuesday as a "biased" International Court of Justice ruling that rejected La Paz's demand for access to the sea from neighbor Chile.

Bolivian ex-presidents reject Morales amnesty offer

La Paz - Two former Bolivian presidents rejected an amnesty offered on Thursday by incumbent Evo Morales as part of a bid to garner their support in his territorial dispute with Chile over access to the Pacific Ocean.

Bolivia eyes universal health care for next year

La Paz - Bolivia will launch a universal health care program next year, socialist President Evo Morales said Wednesday.

Bolivia petitions ICJ over Chilean border river source

La Paz - Bolivia submitted a counterclaim against Chile at the International Court of Justice on Friday regarding a dispute over a border spring between the South American neighbors.

Bolivian soldier discharged over presidential medal theft

La Paz - A Bolivian soldier who was robbed of a jewel-encrusted presidential medal in his care while visiting a brothel has been discharged, the Armed Services said on Friday.
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