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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.

Police recover Bolivian presidential medal stolen while custodian at brothel

La Paz - Police in Bolivia on Wednesday recovered a jewel-encrusted presidential medal which had been stolen the night before when its custodian was reportedly visiting a brothel.

La Paz's colorful cable car system: no traffic and a great view

La Paz - "Now I'm going to get to work faster!" exulted a smiling Rosa Lima, 52, one of the first passengers on a new cable car line in La Paz that reaches into the heart of the Bolivian capital.

Bolivia to build museum at bottom of 'sacred lake'

La Paz - Bolivia is to build an underwater museum in its sacred Lake Titicaca, the culture minister said.The move comes after thousands of priceless artifacts were discovered at the bottom of the abyss.

In impoverished Bolivia, president's new palace an eyesore for some

La Paz - Bolivia's new presidential palace is certainly an attention-getter, from its heliport to its 29-story tower and its presidential jacuzzi in South America's poorest nation.

Imprisoned Bolivian ex-dictator Garcia Meza dead at 88

La Paz - Bolivian ex-dictator Luis Garcia Meza, who was serving a lengthy prison sentence for crimes committed after his 1980 military coup, died Sunday in a La Paz hospital at the age of 88, his attorney told local media.

Imprisoned Bolivian ex-dictator Garcia Meza dead at 88

La Paz - Bolivian ex-dictator Luis GarcĂ­a Meza, who was serving a lengthy prison sentence for crimes committed after his 1980 military coup, died Sunday in a La Paz hospital at the age of 88, his attorney told local media.

Bolivia's jaguars facing threat from Chinese fang craze

La Paz - Bolivia's once-thriving jaguar population is loping into the cross-hairs of a growing threat from poachers responding to growing Chinese demand for the animal's teeth and skull.

Death toll in Bolivia prison raid rises to eight

La Paz - The Bolivian government said Thursday the death toll among inmates at a riot-torn prison stormed by police had risen to eight, including two foreign nationals -- a Brazilian and a Paraguayan.

Seven inmates killed in Bolivia as police storm prison

La Paz - Police stormed a riot-torn prison in Bolivia early Wednesday, killing six inmates in an operation that also left two dozen people injured, authorities said.

Four killed in Bolivia bomb attack: government

La Paz - A bomb triggered a blast that killed four people during carnival celebrations in the Bolivian city of Oruro, police said Wednesday.Police commander Faustino Mendoza said a device packed with three kilograms (6.

Four killed in Bolivia bomb attack: government

La Paz - A blast which killed four people during carnival celebrations in the festive Bolivian city of Oruro was caused by a bomb, police said Wednesday.

Two killed in Bolivia blast at carnival time

La Paz - A natural gas tank explosion killed two people Tuesday in the Bolivian city of Oruro, in the second such deadly blast around this year's carnival festivities.

Deadly time as Carnival gets under way in Bolivia

La Paz - Tragedies cast a shadow over Bolivia's carnival celebrations this weekend, with a staggering 21 people killed and 72 injured, authorities said Sunday.

Bolivia's fabled carnival marches on despite deaths in floods

Oruro - Bolivia Oruro Carnival got under way Saturday with stunning costumes and parades, though the mood was dampened by the loss of 17 people killed in flooding and 8,200 families left homeless by heavy rains since November.

Bolivia's Morales rejoices as court okays run for fourth term

La Paz - Bolivian President Evo Morales rejoiced Wednesday following a court decision authorizing a tilt at a fourth consecutive term, in what the opposition slammed as a blow to democracy.

Bolivian court gives Morales green light to run again

La Paz - Bolivia's constitutional court Tuesday authorised leftist President Evo Morales to run for a fourth term in 2019, despite the South American nation rejecting the move in a referendum last year.

Party time in the cemetery as Bolivians fete skulls

La Paz - Some wear glasses. Others have sombreros and a cigar. These are Bolivia's "natitas" -- human skulls with miracle-working powers.On Wednesday thousands of people and their skulls converged on La Paz's oldest cemetery as part of a pre-Hispanic tradition....
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