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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.

Animated film tries to solve dark riddle of Balkan wars

Paris - Anja Kofmel was only 10 when her cousin Chris, an adventurer who she hero-worshipped, was found shot in the head in a snow-fringed field in Croatia.

US judge rules ex-Bolivian president not responsible for rights abuses

Miami - A US judge on Wednesday ruled there was insufficient evidence to hold former Bolivian president Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada responsible for the extra-judicial killings of his compatriots during unrest in 2003, after a jury returned the opposite verdict.

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 García 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.

Lack of fuel caused 2016 Brazil football team plane crash

Apo - The 2016 plane crash that nearly wiped out an entire Brazilian football team was caused by a lack of fuel, Colombia's civil aviation authority said Friday, following an extensive investigation into the disaster.

Lack of fuel caused 2016 Brazil football team plane crash

Apo - The 2016 plane crash that wiped out a Brazilian football team was caused by a lack of fuel, Colombia's aviation authority said Friday following an extensive investigation into the disaster.

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.

Chile denies being 'villain' in sea battle with Bolivia

Den Haag - Chile on Thursday hit back at Bolivian claims that it had stymied talks on vital sea access, and denied it was the "isolationist villain" of a century-old territorial dispute.

Bolivia battles Chile at UN's top court for sea access

Den Haag - Landlocked Bolivia took its neighbour Chile to court on Monday, seeking to resolve a century-old dispute over precious access to the Pacific Ocean which has bedevilled bilateral ties.

Bolivia battles Chile at UN's top court for sea access

Den Haag - Landlocked Bolivia took its neighbour Chile to court on Monday, seeking to resolve a century-old dispute over precious access to the Pacific Ocean which has bedevilled bilateral ties.

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.

Jury selection begins in US trial of ex-Bolivian president

Miami - Jury selection began Monday in the civil trial of former Bolivian president Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada over his alleged role in the killing of more than 50 civilians during disturbances in 2003.

Ex-Bolivian president to be tried in Florida for rights abuses

Miami - Former Bolivian president Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada goes on trial in Florida next month in a civil suit over his role in the killing of more than 50 civilians during disturbances in 2003, court documents showed Wednesday.

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....

Bolivia's Morales lauds Che on 50th anniversary of death

Mairana - Bolivian President Evo Morales lauded Ernesto "Che" Guevara on Monday as he led commemorations 50 years to the day since the Cuban revolutionary leader was killed by CIA-trained Bolivian troops.

'Christ-like' Che Guevara 'wanted to die a martyr'

Paris - Ernesto "Che" Guevara was not just a guerilla fighting for his ideals, he was a man "haunted by death" according to Argentine-born author and academic Marcela Iacub.

AFP reporter's encounter with the body of Che Guevara

Paris - On October 10, 1967 the Bolivian army presented the body of iconic Marxist guerrilla Ernesto "Che" Guevara to journalists in a makeshift morgue in a small town.

Cuba, Bolivia, remembering 'Che' 50 years after death

Havana - A half-century after his death, Ernesto "Che" Guevara will be remembered in ceremonies next week in Cuba and in Bolivia, whose CIA-trained troops sent shockwaves around the world when they executed the Cold War revolutionary icon in 1967.

Bolivia seizes one ton of cocaine heading to Brazil

Trinidad - Bolivian police have announced the seizure of one ton of cocaine worth some $10 million and destined to be shipped to Brazil.

Bolivian glacier samples ready for global ice archives

La Paz - Scientists studying global warming recently climbed Bolivia's towering Mount Illimani and extracted samples of glacier ice packed with thousands of years of climate data.

Ten years prison for ex-girlfriend of president Morales

La Paz - President Evo Morales's ex-girlfriend Gabriela Zapata was sentenced to ten years prison on corruption charges on Tuesday, capping a steamy case that also involved allegations of a hidden love child.
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Evo Morales Ayma, President of Bolivia
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Evo Morales during a visit to val-de-Marne  May 14  2006
Evo Morales during a visit to val-de-Marne, May 14, 2006
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The  Lion House  at the Wild Animal Sanctuary where the 25 lions rescued from Bolivia will recover u...
The "Lion House" at the Wild Animal Sanctuary where the 25 lions rescued from Bolivia will recover until spring.
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Bolivian President Evo Morales
Bolivian President Evo Morales
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The  Lion House  at the Wild Animal Sanctuary where the 25 lions rescued from Bolivia will recover u...
The "Lion House" at the Wild Animal Sanctuary where the 25 lions rescued from Bolivia will recover until spring.
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View of the downtown area of the City of Nuestra Señora de la Paz  Bolivia.
View of the downtown area of the City of Nuestra Señora de la Paz, Bolivia.
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The skyline of the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra  Bolivia.
The skyline of the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.
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The  Lion House  at the Wild Animal Sanctuary where the 25 lions rescued from Bolivia will recover u...
The "Lion House" at the Wild Animal Sanctuary where the 25 lions rescued from Bolivia will recover until spring.
The Wild Animal Santuary non-profit organization
Evo Morales in Vienna
Evo Morales in Vienna
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As a result of this pre-industrial lifestyle  the Tsimané have hardly any hardening of the arteries...
As a result of this pre-industrial lifestyle, the Tsimané have hardly any hardening of the arteries.
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Insufficient Management: Bolivia’s Akapana Pyramid may lose its UNESCO World Heritage status due t...
Insufficient Management: Bolivia’s Akapana Pyramid may lose its UNESCO World Heritage status due to inappropriate restoration.
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The first stage in a cable car network running from La Paz to El Alto in Bolivia has been inaugurate...
The first stage in a cable car network running from La Paz to El Alto in Bolivia has been inaugurated by President Evo Morales.
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Bus of  Trans San Bartolomé  Intercity Service fell a ravine in Bolivia.
Bus of "Trans San Bartolomé" Intercity Service fell a ravine in Bolivia.
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