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Hundreds of human skeletons found in Bolivian mining city

La Paz - Construction workers in Bolivia have stumbled upon a mass grave with the remains of hundreds of likely indigenous miners during the Spanish colonial era, a researcher said Saturday.
In the Media by AFP

Bolivia legalizes child labor for kids from age 10

La Paz - Bolivia passed a law Thursday authorizing children to work from age 10, saying the rule is necessary due to realities in the impoverished country where kids join the labor market prematurely.
In the Media by AFP

The War on Drugs in the U.S. and neighboring countries

The "War on Drugs" is not just a personal story for people in the United States. It is also altered and contributed to by those in neighboring countries. We are going to explore why and how that happens right now.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

UNESCO grants World Heritage status to ancient Inca road system

Doha - The Inca Trail, a complex road network crossing six South American countries was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The award recognizes the historic and cultural significance of the ancient route used by the Incas and later by the conquistadors.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 9 comments

With China as guest, G77 summit seeks new development pledges

Santa Cruz De La Sierra - Leaders of developing nations plus China meet here Saturday to draft a global anti-poverty agenda at a summit that also showcases Latin America's burgeoning relationship with the Asian giant.
In the Media by Juan Castro Olivera (AFP)

World's highest cable car network opens in Bolivia (Video)

La Paz - Bolivian President Evo Morales inaugurated the first segment of the world's highest cable car network Friday, which will take passengers from La Paz to nearby El Alto, at a height of up to 4,000 meters (13,000 feet) above sea level.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Bolivia military backtracks on sackings over protests

La Paz - Bolivia's military command moved Saturday to try to defuse unrest in the ranks, announcing it would not go ahead with the planned firing of more than 400 non-commissioned officers.
In the Media by AFP

Bolivian troops protest against alleged racism

La Paz - Bolivian non-commissioned officers marched through La Paz again Tuesday, the second such demonstration in less than a week against the military hierarchy over racial grievances.
In the Media by AFP

Bolivia's Morales urges troops to end their strike

La Paz - Bolivian President Evo Morales on Friday urged striking members of the armed forces to return to their barracks, calling for a return to military "discipline" by the soldiers.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Resurgent Latin America and waning American power

Washington - Singing dirges for American power must be one of the most reused themes in international relations nowadays. And it’s not that surprising.
In the Media by Rob Edens

Bolivia sacks hundreds of military after protest

La Paz - Bolivia sacked 702 members of the military in a quick, firm response to a march by non-commissioned officers protesting alleged discrimination against indigenous members.
In the Media by AFP

70 dead in Bolivia Carnival: official

La Paz - Carnival festivities in Bolivia left 70 people dead, most of them in road accidents but at least 15 in acts of violence, the government said Wednesday.Four days of partying at the carnival, an annual pre-Lenten event that draws thousands of people onto...
In the Media by AFP

French couple's murderer gets 30 years jail in Bolivia

Trinidad - A Bolivian court sentenced a man to 30 years in jail without the possibility of parole Thursday for the murders of a young French couple whose bodies were never found.Jaime Martinez, the son of a wealthy dairy farmer was convicted of being the ringlead...
In the Media by AFP

Review: ‘Huáscar’ — Shrine to the glory of Peruvian and Chilean Navies Special

Talcahuano - The warship “BAP Huáscar” was built in the UK in 1864 and served in the Peruvian Navy until her capture by the Chilean Navy in the War of the Pacific. It is now a floating museum and memorial to national navy heroes in the port of Talcahuano, Chile.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 4 comments

Scientists discover new tigrina wild cat species in Brazil

During a study of three wild cat species descendant from the genus Leopardus living in Central and South America, scientists accidentally found that the northeastern and southeastern Tigrinas are different species – not different populations.
In the Media by Jessica Zuzierla - 1 comment

Study estimated abundance and diversity of Amazonian tree species

A large study in the Amazon Basin, which includes parts of Brazil, Peru, Colombia, among others, found that in this area there are approximately 390 billion trees belonging to about 16,000 different species.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 4 comments

Brazilian crime gang threatens terror attacks at soccer World Cup

Rio De Janeiro - A notorious Brazilian crime syndicate issued threats, Tuesday, to disrupt next year’s soccer World Cup finals, hosted by Brazil, by launching terror-style attacks. It also threatened disruption of next year’s Brazilian presidential election.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Ruins of ‘Old Panama’ — first European settlement on the Pacific Special

Panama City - The archaeological ruins known as “Panama Viejo” (Old Panama) are the remains of the first Spanish settlement on the Pacific coast. Through Old Panama, and the town of “Nombre de Dios” passed most of the riches the Spaniards took from America.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 11 comments

Volcanoes, lagoons, monks and cathedrals in the high Andes Special

Antofagasta - Among the most interesting expeditions to the Andes Mountain range is the trip to the “Salar de Tara” (Tara Salt-flats). The amazing scenery includes towering volcanoes, beautiful lagoons, incredible rock formations, and varied wildlife.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 6 comments

Photo Essay: Llamas — Legacy of the Incas in the Andean highlands Special

Llamas are Andean mammals related to camels and dromedaries. Llamas were first domesticated about 5,000 years ago by the Incas of the Peruvian highlands and they are still bred by the people of the Andes for their meat, wool and as beasts of burden.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 3 comments
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