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Healthiest people in the world are the Tsimane

Medical scientists have identified the healthiest people in the world, or at least the people with best heart health. These are the Tsimane from the forests of Bolivia.

Old files reveal wartime tale of 'Bolivian Schindler'

La Paz - Old files have revealed the story of a businessman hailed as the "Bolivian Schindler" for helping thousands of Jews flee to the South American country to escape the Nazis.

Bolivia expands coca production

La Paz - Bolivia passed a controversial measure Wednesday to expand production of coca, the raw material for cocaine.Leftist president Evo Morales dismissed warnings that an increase in coca crops would fuel the illegal drug trade.

Bolivian coca farmers clash with police over output curb

La Paz - Coca farmers clashed with police Tuesday in the second straight day of violent protests in La Paz against a Morales government bill to limit legal areas of cultivation.

Bolivia president pardons 1,800 prisoners

La Paz - Bolivian President Evo Morales pardoned around 1,800 prisoners on Saturday, including pregnant women, handicapped people, inmates with minor sentences and those in custody awaiting trial.

Bolivia blames airline for footballers' plane crash

La Paz - The Bolivian airline that owned the airplane that crashed in Colombia, killing 71 people including most of a Brazilian football team, is fully responsible for the accident, an official said Tuesday.

Pilot in footballers' crash in Colombia 'not trained properly'

La Paz - The pilot in the plane crash that killed 71 people traveling to Colombia on a Bolivian charter including footballers from Brazil had not flown enough hours to pilot commercial flights, a copilot's attorney said Saturday.

Bolivia ruling party defies referendum, backs Morales for 4th term

La Paz - Bolivia's ruling socialist party on Saturday defied the results of a February referendum and backed President Evo Morales for a fourth term in 2019.

Colombia plane crash was 'murder': Bolivian minister

La Paz - Bolivia's defense minister said Friday a plane crash that killed 71 people traveling to Colombia aboard a Bolivian-registered charter plane was "murder," accusing the pilot of flying with insufficient fuel."This was definitely no accident.

Bolivia air official alleges pressure over crash flight

La Paz - A Bolivian aviation official alleged Thursday that her superiors pressured her to cover up a report she made about the flight plan of a plane that crashed killing 71 people, news media said.

Airline chief arrested after Colombia plane crash

La Paz - Bolivian officials arrested the head of LAMIA Airlines on Tuesday after a crash involving one of the charter firm's planes killed a Brazilian football team and dozens of others.

Bolivia declares drought emergency

La Paz - Bolivia's government declared an emergency on Monday as the country suffers its worst drought in 25 years."The cabinet has approved a decree...

Bolivia reports first 3 Zika-linked microcephaly cases

La Paz - Bolivia has detected its first three cases of microcephaly caused by the Zika virus, local media reported Wednesday, citing health authorities.

Melting glaciers in Bolivia could cause catastrophic floods

Bolivia, which holds 20 percent of the world's tropical glaciers has seen its glaciers shrunk by 43 percent since the mid-1980s. The melting has left behind at least 25 unstable glacial lakes capable of causing sudden and catastrophic outburst floods.

Morales sees 'conspiracy' in Bolivia minister's murder

La Paz - Bolivian President Evo Morales said Friday that his government is the victim of a "political conspiracy" after protesting miners allegedly kidnapped and beat to death a minister who tried to negotiate with them.

Bolivian deputy minister killed by miners

La Paz - Bolivian miners kidnapped, tortured and beat to death a deputy minister who tried to negotiate with protesting workers on Thursday, in what the government condemned as a brutal murder.

Bolivia prosecutors drop key charge against president's ex

La Paz - Bolivian prosecutors said Thursday they have dropped influence-peddling charges against President Evo Morales's jailed ex-girlfriend, who is at the center of a steamy case involving allegations of corruption and a hidden love child.

Bolivia's Morales opens 'anti-imperialist' army academy

Warnes - Bolivian President Evo Morales inaugurated a new "anti-imperialist" military academy Wednesday, calling it a response to the former School of the Americas, a US program that provided training to Latin American military regimes.

Five visitors killed at Bolivia's top tourist draw

La Paz - Five tourists from Belgium, Italy and Peru were killed in a car crash at Bolivia's famous salt flats, the Salar de Uyuni, authorities said Sunday.

Chile demands Bolivian officials have visa for entry

Santiago - Chile said all Bolivian government officials would need entry visas in passports to visit, amid a tense diplomatic standoff between the two neighbors.

Chile rejects Bolivia call for talks on sea access

Santiago - Chile on Wednesday submitted legal papers to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) seeking to slap down persistent arguments from its landlocked neighbor Bolivia for negotiations on sea access.

Bolivia accuses Chile of racist treatment of FM

La Paz - Bolivia accused Chile of racism Tuesday in a dispute over treatment of La Paz's foreign minister, who is an Aymara Indian.

Bolivia shuns Bill Gates's chickens

La Paz - Bolivia's government turned up its nose Thursday at US billionaire Bill Gates's initiative to donate 100,000 chickens to people living in poverty worldwide, including Bolivians.

Five held for training child to pretend he was president's son

La Paz - Bolivia has arrested five people for allegedly coaching a boy to pretend he was President Evo Morales' son, and paying his family, in a soap opera-style scandal that has riveted the country, officials said Saturday.

Bolivia to counter-sue Chile over disputed waters

La Paz - Bolivian President Evo Morales said Tuesday his government will counter-sue Chile for the rights to the disputed Silala river, in an escalating row over water before the International Court of Justice.

Disabled protesters clash with police in Bolivia

La Paz - Bolivian police fired water cannons Wednesday at disabled protesters, many of them wheelchair-bound, who tried to get near the presidential palace to demand increased benefit payments.

Bolivian leader visits embattled Venezuelan counterpart

Caracas - Bolivian President Evo Morales made a brief visit to Venezuela on the weekend during which he reiterated support for his embattled ally, Nicolas Maduro, state media reported.

Bolivia enacts law letting transsexuals change ID documents

La Paz - Bolivia braved criticism from Christian churches to enact a gender identity law allowing transsexual and transgender people to change their name, sex and photo on official and private documents.

Morales ex-partner seeks to deny him paternity rights

La Paz - A former partner of Bolivian President Evo Morales said Saturday that she will pursue legal action to deny him paternity rights over a child she claims is theirs.

Bolivia president undergoes paternity test in scandal

La Paz - Bolivian President Evo Morales underwent a paternity test Monday to settle a dispute with an ex-girlfriend whose child he denies fathering, his lawyer said.
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The  Lion House  at the Wild Animal Sanctuary where the 25 lions rescued from Bolivia will recover u...
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