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Bolivia pursues hydro-power deal with China


July 30th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, July 30 (IANS/EFE) Bolivia signed a memorandum of understanding with Hydrochina Corporation that calls for the Chinese state-owned firm to conduct a free feasibility study for the construction ... Read more...

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Jindal Steel to exit Bolivia’s largest mining project


June 11th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, June 11 (IANS/EFE) India's Jindal Steel & Power Ltd plans to pull out of a contract to develop a massive iron-ore deposit in eastern Bolivia, President Evo Morales' ... Read more...

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Puerto Rican band honoured by Argentine varsity


June 4th, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, June 4 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Rican urban band Calle 13 has been honoured by Argentina's National University of La Plata for its contributions to popular communication and culture, the ... Read more...

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Bolivia nationalises Spanish-owned firm


May 2nd, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, May 2 (IANS/EFE) Bolivian President Evo Morales announced Tuesday the nationalization of an electricity distributor owned by Spanish utility REE."Again on this day, as just tribute to the ... Read more...

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Bolivian president asks UN to support coca farming


March 13th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico, March 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Bolivian President Evo Morales has once again asked the UN to recognize the right of people living in the Andes for chewing coca leaves.Addressing Monday ... Read more...

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Spanish energy firm to invest $640 mn in Bolivia


November 24th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
La Paz, Nov 24 (IANS/EFE) Repsol CEO Antonio Brufau told Bolivian President Evo Morales that the Spanish energy giant plans to invest $640 million in operations in this Andean nation ... Read more...

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Jose Benítez blames tap water for increase in gay population


November 23rd, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Lima, Peru, Nov 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Peruvian mayor is blaming the country’s tap water for the increase in the number of homosexuals in the country. Mayor Jose Benitez of Huarmey in ... Read more...

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Bolivian minister quits


September 29th, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
La Paz, Sep 29 (IANS/EFE) Bolivian Interior Minister Sancha Llorenti became the latest top official to resign in the wake of last weekend's brutal repression of an indigenous protest against ... Read more...

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Venezuela president goes for last chemotherapy session


September 18th, 2011 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, Sep 18 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has announced that he was travelling to Cuba to undergo the fourth round of chemotherapy, which he said will probably be the ... Read more...

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Bolivia to withdraw from UN drug convention


June 24th, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
La Paz, June 24 (IANS/EFE) Lawmakers voted to pull Bolivia out of a UN drug convention because the world body refuses to decriminalise the chewing of coca leaf, the plant ... Read more...

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350 couples marry in Bolivia


May 10th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
La Paz, May 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There was a mass wedding in Bolivia over the weekend. About 350 couples were involved in the Andean wedding ceremony which was held in the country’s ... Read more...

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Obama defends his Nobel Peace Prize following growing criticism over Libya campaign


March 24th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24(ANI): United States President Barack Obama has said that he does not see any contradiction between his Nobel Peace Prize and his actions in Libya."When I received that award, ... Read more...

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Bolivia rains: 250 homes collapse in La Paz


February 28th, 2011 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
La Paz, Feb 28 (IANS/EFE) Nearly 800 Bolivian families became homeless after intense rains caused 250 homes to collapse in the capital city of La Paz, but there have been no reports ... Read more...

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Jindal to export 1 mn tonnes of Bolivian iron ore in 2011


January 21st, 2011 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
La Paz, Jan 21 (IANS/EFE) India's Jindal Steel & Power plans this year to export 1 million tonnes of iron ore concentrate from Bolivia's El Mutun mine, the firm said.Exports will begin ... Read more...

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Bolivian firm introduces coca-based soft drink


January 19th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, Jan 19 (IANS/EFE) A private firm Tuesday presented Coca Brynco, Bolivia's first mass-produced coca-based soft drink.The drink was officially presented at the Rural Development Ministry with several ministers in attendance, ... Read more...

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Russia supports creation of independent Palestinian state, urges talks


January 19th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by BNO News
JERICHO (BNO NEWS) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday reiterated his support towards the creation of an independent Palestinian state as he began his Middle East tour.During a press conference after ... Read more...

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Bolivian army to sell bread to prevent shortages


January 1st, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, Jan 1 (IANS/EFE) Bolivian President Evo Morales has ordered the armed forces to sell bread in the western highland cities of El Alto and La Paz to prevent prices from ... Read more...

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Bolivia plans $1.73 bn in energy investments in 2011


December 27th, 2010 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
La Paz, Dec 27 (IANS/EFE) Bolivia plans to invest $1.73 billion in the energy industry in 2011, focusing on gas to ensure adequate production to supply Argentina and Brazil, as well as ... Read more...

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Bolivia fines Chinese telecom supplier for breach of contract


December 23rd, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, Dec 23 (IANS/EFE) Bolivia has fined Chinese telecommunications equipment supplier Huawei $8 million for breach of contract, officials said.Public Works Minister Walter Delgadillo said Bolivian state telecommunications provider Entel collected ... Read more...

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Bolivia to buy satellite from Chinese firm


December 14th, 2010 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
La Paz, Dec 14 (IANS/EFE) The Bolivian government and China Great Wall Industry Corporation moved a step closer to finalising a deal for Bolivia's first communications satellite with the signing here Monday ... Read more...

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Two mn Bolivians suffer severe hunger: UN


December 12th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, Dec 12 (IANS/EFE) Two million Bolivians - one out of every five inhabitants - suffers "severe hunger", the representative of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in La Paz ... Read more...

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Bolivian president has knee surgery


November 8th, 2010 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
La Paz, Nov 8 (IANS/EFE) Bolivian President Evo Morales has undergone surgery on his left knee, a media report said.Morales, 51, underwent the surgery at a clinic in Cochabamba city, the official ... Read more...

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Bolivian miner trapped in Chile to get new job


October 10th, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
La Paz (Bolivia), Oct 10 (IANS/EFE) A Bolivian miner trapped along with 32 Chileans in a mine in Chile for the past 64 days has been promised a new job by Bolivian ... Read more...

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Bolivian President Evo Morales kicks a player in a friendly soccer match


October 6th, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Many soccer fans were shocked when Bolivian president Evo Morales kicked the knee of an opponent in a friendly match. The video of the incident has become one of the most popular ... Read more...

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No red card for Bolivian Prez for kneeing political rival in football ‘friendly’!


October 6th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 6 (ANI): When Bolivian president Evo Morales attended a 'friendly' football match in La Paz, he didn't know it would remain anything but 'friendly'-known as real Left winger, he lost ... Read more...

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Three brothers lynched, buried alive for witchcraft


October 3rd, 2010 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
La Paz, Oct 3 (IANS/EFE) At least four men, including three brothers, were lynched and buried alive for practicing witchcraft as part of "community justice" by a group of people in Bolivia, ... Read more...

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Jindal Steel gets 3,000 acres for Bolivian project


August 22nd, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Bolivian government has provided 3,000 acres of additional land to Naveen Jindal-led Jindal Steel for its $2.1 billion steel and power plant in the south American ... Read more...

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Beauty queen Jessica Anne Jordan Burton declares war on cocaine


August 15th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 15 (ANI): British-born former model Jessica Anne Jordan Burton has been set in charge of cleaning up the drug-infested border province of Beni, Bolivia.President Evo Morales, a socialist Aymara Indian ... Read more...

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Priest Who Gave His Blessing To Evo Morales Found With Cocaine


August 1st, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 1, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Valentin Mejillones happens to be an Aymara priest of Bolivia. He had given his blessing to the Bolivian President, Evo Morales, at a swearing ... Read more...

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Bolivian Priest Arrested After Being Found With Cocaine


August 1st, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez La Paz, Bolivia, Aug 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Bolivian authorities have taken into custody an Aymara priest who is known to have blessed Bolivian President Evo Morales at an inauguration ceremony ... Read more...

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Uruguay represented Latin America with dignity: Bolivian president


July 12th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, July 12 (IANS) Bolivian President Evo Morales has congratulated Uruguay soccer team for its fourth place in the World Cup and said it represented Latin America with dignity. Uruguay's striker Diego ... Read more...

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Ex Miss Bolivia becomes president’s envoy in fiefdom’s most hostile region


June 28th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 28 (ANI): A former Miss Bolivia has now become a special envoy for Bolivian President Evo Morales.Jessica Anne Jordan Burton, 26, who takes her surname from her English father, was ... Read more...

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Oliver Stone admires Hugo Chavez


May 30th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 30 (ANI): American filmmaker Oliver Stone has said that he has great admiration for Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.Stone was all praises for Chavez, while promoting his new documentary South ... Read more...

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Bolivian president asks pope to abolish priestly celibacy


May 18th, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican City, May 18 (IANS/EFE) Pope Benedict XVI received Monday in the Vatican the president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, who sought the abolition of priestly celibacy and the admission of women to ... Read more...

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Bolivian president’s car stolen


May 5th, 2010 - 7:50 am ICT by IANS
La Paz, May 5 (IANS/EFE) A car used by Bolivian President Evo Morales was stolen when the driver went to buy bread rolls for the president's breakfast, officials said. The robbery took place ... Read more...

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