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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

ILO probes Bolivia law allowing children to work from age 10

Geneva - The International Labour Organization said Thursday it was investigating a new law in Bolivia that allows children as young as 10 to work, amid fears it breached global rules.
In the Media by AFP

Ancient Inca roads win coveted World Heritage status

Doha - UN cultural agency UNESCO on Saturday granted its coveted World Heritage status to a vast and ancient Inca road system spanning six countries in South America.
In the Media by Karim Jaafar with Roberto Cortijo in Lima (AFP)

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

Bolivian ex-president can face rights trial in U.S.

Miami - A judge in the state of Florida has given a green light for a human rights abuses trial to move forward in the United States against Bolivian ex-president Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

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

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

Venezuelan president denied travel through US airspace (video)

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro was on his way to Beijing for bilateral talks with the Chinese government. His plans were delayed by the USA denying Maduro's plane a path through Puerto Rico's airspace.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Photo Essay: Ruins of Huanchaca and Atacama Desert Museum Special

Antofagasta - The historic landmark known as Ruins of Huanchaca corresponds to the vestiges of an old silver smelter that operated in Antofagasta, Chile, between 1892 and 1902, which was in its time the largest industrial complex in South America.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 4 comments

'Lo siento': Spain apologizes to Bolivia over Evo Morales debacle

La Paz - In the wake of the problems caused by various European countries believing NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden, was on board the Bolivian president's plane recently, Spain has now officially apologized for its part in the whole mess.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

International tensions heat up over NSA leaker Snowden

In the continuing saga of “Where’s Edward" (Snowden), one of the most dramatic scenarios played out recently when a jet carrying Bolivia’s President Evo Morales had to make an unplanned stop in Vienna, Austria.
In the Media by Jerry Nelson - 4 comments

Bolivian president threatens to shut down U.S. embassy in Bolivia

Bolivian President Evo Morales has threatened to close down the U.S. embassy in his country, as a response to his plane being denied entry over French and other European airspace, forcing his jet to reroute and land in Austria.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari - 3 comments

Spain tries to defuse row with Bolivia over Morales' plane

Madrid - Spain is trying to defuse a diplomatic spat on Friday, over Bolivian President Evo Morales' plane and its diversion, due to suspicions that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was stowed-away on board.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

France issues apology over Bolivian presidential plane incident

The French government has issued an apology to Bolivian President Evo Morales after it refused to allow his airplane to cross over French skies, believing that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was onboard the plane.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari - 6 comments

Ricardo Patiño: Bug found in Ecuador's London embassy

Quito - Ecuador's Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño revealed at a news conference in Quito that a hidden spy microphone had been uncovered in the office of the Ecuadorian ambassador to London, Ana Alban.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 9 comments

Bolivian presidential plane grounded over Snowden suspicions

Vienna - After attending a major gas supplier summit in Moscow, Bolivian president Evo Morales left, only to be forced to land in Austria over suspicions that Edward Snowden had stowed away on board the presidential plane.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 14 comments

Bolivia: Rape suspect Santos Ramos buried alive with victim

La Paz - Police in Bolivia say that a 17-year-old peasant, Santos Ramos, suspected of rape and murder of a 35-year-old woman Leandra Arias Janco, was buried alive in the grave of his alleged victim on Sunday.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 15 comments

Bolivian President Evo Morales to expel USAID

La Paz - Bolivian President Morales is expelling the US Agency for International Development. He accuses the organization of attempting to impose its own will on the country and of fomenting protests against his government.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 6 comments

Op-Ed: Evo Morales catches U.S. Government undermining democracy

For decades, the U.S. Government has used death squads and torture to control Latin Americans. Now, courageous leaders like Bolivia's Evo Morales have learned to protect their democracies by expelling over-reaching American agencies, like the USAID
In the Media by Ruth Hull - 26 comments

Bolivian President: US planning coup in Venezuela

The President of Bolivia Evo Morales claims that the United States is planning to mount a coup in Venezuela against the new president.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 4 comments

The old ‘Baquedano’ Station and Railway Museum, Chile Special

Antofagasta - The old Baquedano railway complex, located 90 kilometers northeast of the city of Antofagasta in the arid Atacama Desert in northern Chile, was the converging point of Chile’s North-South railway line and the East-West Antofagasta-Bolivia Railway.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 13 comments

Op-Ed: Bolivia nationalizes Spanish company operating airports

La Paz - Bolivia nationalized the company that runs the three largest airports in Bolivia because the government claims the company did not invest in improving the airports.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Bolivia road tragedy leaves 18 dead, 25 wounded

La Paz - Eighteen people died and twenty-five were injured in an accident on Monday morning in the La Paz - Los Yungas Road, Bolivia; this road is known by the local people as "the highway of death".
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 2 comments
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Bus of "Trans San Bartolomé" Intercity Service fell a ravine in Bolivia.
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Insufficient Management: Bolivia’s Akapana Pyramid may lose its UNESCO World Heritage status due to inappropriate restoration.
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The "Lion House" at the Wild Animal Sanctuary where the 25 lions rescued from Bolivia will recover until spring.
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