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Two charged with murder slain in Bolivia by mob


August 16th, 2012 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
La Paz, Aug 16 (IANS/EFE) Two Brazilians arrested in Bolivia on suspicion of murder were pulled from a jail cell and burned to death by a mob, Bolivian media said.The ... Read more...

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Bolivia cancels mining concession


August 3rd, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, Aug 3 (IANS/EFE) Bolivia's government issued a decree Thursday formally revoking a mining concession held by the private firm Compania Minera Malku Khota and rejected claims for compensation ... Read more...

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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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Bolivian officials get spy pens to prevent corruption


June 15th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
La Paz, June 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) All the employees of the Bolivia’s Customs Department will be issued with special “spy” pens. The devices will feature a hidden micro-camera and a voice recorder, ... Read more...

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Bolivia to set up 12,000 new libraries


June 4th, 2012 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
La Paz, June 4 (IANS) Under a programme aptly titled "Bolivia reads", the South American country will open 12,000 new libraries to encourage and nurture reading habits among "freshly literate" ... Read more...

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Bolivar players pleaded for mercy, says Santos striker


May 12th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 12 (IANS) Bolivar players pleaded with their Santos opponents to show mercy during the Brazilian club's 8-0 Copa Libertadores victory.According to Santos striker Alan Kardec, 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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Neymar vows to avenge Santos’ shock defeat


April 27th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, April 27 (IANS) Santos striker Neymar has vowed to seek revenge after Bolivar's shock 2-1 victory over the defending Copa Libertadores champions in La Paz.Neymar was subjected ... Read more...

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Neymar struck by missile in Santos defeat


April 26th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 26 (IANS) Brazilian star Neymar was struck by an object thrown from the crowd in Santos' 1-2 loss at Bolivar in Libertadores Cup last-16 first leg ... Read more...

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20 killed in Bolivia accident


April 20th, 2012 - 9:21 am ICT by IANS
La Paz, April 20 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed and more than 30 injured when a bus lost control and fell into a river canyon in Bolivia, Xinhua ... Read more...

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16 kids hurt by fireworks in El Salvador


December 26th, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
San Salvador, Dec 26 (IANS/EFE) At least 16 children were injured by fireworks on Christmas eve in El Salvador, an official said.Nine of the children were hurt in San Salvador, ... Read more...

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Bolivian teen killed in piranha attack


December 7th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
La Paz, Dec 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) For years Hollywood has made several movies about piranhas being deadly but very few people bought into that. Recently the fierce-looking fishes have been reported to ... Read more...

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Woman hiding in male prison held at last


November 14th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 14 (IANS) A woman gang leader has been arrested in the Bolivian capital La Paz after she evaded detection by police for some days by hiding in an ... 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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UN chief mourns death of staff in Bolivia plane crash


May 9th, 2011 - 8:00 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 9 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said he was deeply saddened at the news that four UN anti-drug workers and two pilots were killed in a ... 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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Baby rescued from Bolivian floodwaters


December 25th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, Dec 25 (IANS/EFE) A nine-month-old baby had a miraculous escape in Bolivia when she was rescued from floodwaters by a 10-year-old girl.The girl saved the baby as a massive flood ... 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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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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20 years after crash, pilot’s body found in Bolivian Andes


November 11th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, Nov 11 (IANS/EFE) The body of a pilot missing for two decades has been recovered from a crash site on a mountain in the Andes near Bolivia's La Paz city, ... 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 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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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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Bolivian man fathers six kids with stepdaughters


September 21st, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, Sep 21 (IANS/EFE) A 48-year-old Bolivian man has been charged with raping his two stepdaughters over the past nine years and fathering their six children. The man was arrested in San ... Read more...

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Bolivian miners dynamite glacier for gold


August 16th, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, Aug 16 (IANS/EFE) A Bolivian mining cooperative has been carrying out dynamite blasts on the Altiplano glacier to dig out gold, a move that is causing water supply problems for ... Read more...

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20 die in Bolivia accident


July 23rd, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, July 23 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed here in Bolivia when a truck in which they were travelling plunged into a 250-metre-deep ravine, police said. A nine-year-old girl survived ... 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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28 dead, 44 hurt in Bolivia bus accident


June 28th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, June 28 (IANS/EFE) At least 28 people were killed and 44 injured when a bus plunged into a ravine in Bolivia, police said. The bus carrying 70 passengers was travelling ... Read more...

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25 killed in Bolivia accident


June 27th, 2010 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, June 27 (IANS) At least 25 people were killed and 44 injured when a bus fell off a bridge in Bolivia Sunday, police said. The bus, travelling from Cochabama to Potosi, ... Read more...

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15 dead in Bolivia accidents


June 25th, 2010 - 6:48 am ICT by IANS
La Paz, June 25 (IANS/EFE) At least 15 people were killed and 33 injured in two accidents in western and central Bolivia, police said. A bus carrying over 50 people went into a ... 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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Chinese to train Bolivians how to operate satellites


April 4th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, April 4 (IANS) Seventy-four Bolivians will get training from Chinese scientists on how to operate communication satellites, Bolivia's vice-minister for telecommunications Roy Mendez said. The trainees will learn the techniques of ... Read more...

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‘Blackmailing’ Bolivian sugar factories may be nationalised


March 29th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, March 29 (IANS/EFE) Sugar refineries that are "blackmailing" the Bolivian people by selling their product at elevated prices may be nationalised, President Evo Morales has warned. "If owners of sugar refineries ... Read more...

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Bolivia to invest $40 mn in new gas pipeline to Argentina


March 25th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, March 25 (IANS/EFE) The Bolivian government is planning to invest $40 million in a new gas pipeline running from the southern part of the country to the Argentine border, a ... Read more...

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Mob burns bars in Bolivia to protest girl’s death


March 11th, 2010 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
La Paz, March 11 (IANS/EFE) Residents of a rural community in central Bolivia burned three bars and the house of a man who allegedly raped and killed a four-year-old girl, Bolivian media ... Read more...

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