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Bolivia: Landlocked country in South America
Bolivia, officially the Plurinational State of Bolivia, is a landlocked country located in western-central South America. The capital is Sucre, while the seat of government and financial center is located in La Paz. The largest city and principal industrial center is Santa Cruz de la Sierra, located on the Llanos Orientales, a mostly flat region in the east of the country.


Latin America's informal workers face dilemma amid coronavirus [Video]

Latin America's informal workers face dilemma amid coronavirus

For informal workers and garbage sifters who struggle day-to-day to make ends meet in places like Brazil, Argentina and Bolivia, battling the spread of coronavirus by local mandate has left them out of..

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Bolivian sex workers feel strain from quarantine [Video]

Bolivian sex workers feel strain from quarantine

The coronavirus spread is impacting lives across the globe, including Bolivian sex workers, who say they are experiencing a severe drop in business due in part to the government ordered quarantine...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:46Published
Bolivians clean up after river flood forces evacuation [Video]

Bolivians clean up after river flood forces evacuation

The Bolivian town of Tipuipaya in the department of Cochabamba is forced to be evacuated after an overflowing Taquina River damaged several houses.View on euronews

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Bolivia's jailed former 'minister for cocaine' dies at 82

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Bolivia, Uruguay confirm first coronavirus deaths

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Bolivia election body proposes June-to-September window for coronavirus-delayed vote

Bolivia's electoral tribunal said on Thursday it had proposed new dates between June 7 and Sept. 6 to the country's legislative assembly for holding presidential elections that were delayed by a global..
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Bolivia extends closure of borders, declares health emergency for coronavirus

Bolivia declared a national health emergency and extended its border lockdown on Wednesday, as the government seeks to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
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Bolivia speeds up its long goodbyes to keep down coronavirus

"Visits are suspended until further notice," says a sign on the gate to a Bolivian cemetery, the latest measure in the country's battle to contain coronavirus.
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Bolivia sex workers protest coronavirus curfew

A nighttime curfew imposed by the Bolivian president to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus in the Andean country faces opposition from sex workers, who say their already precarious livelihoods..
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Brazil restricts land borders with neighbors due to coronavirus

Brazil decided on Thursday to restrict entry of foreign visitors at land borders with Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Suriname and French Guiana due to the coronavirus pandemic, the..
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Bolivia closes borders, suspends international flights - government

Bolivia will close its borders to non-residents and suspend all international flights to combat the spread of coronavirus, the interim government announced on Tuesday.
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Bolivia bans entry of passengers from China, South Korea, Italy and Spain

Bolivia will ban the entry of passengers from China, South Korea, Italy and Spain in an effort to contain the spread of coronavirus, interim President Jeanine Anez said on Saturday.
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Bolivia coronavirus patient turned away from hospitals; election rallies suspended

One of three people confirmed to have the coronavirus in Bolivia was turned away from several hospitals, media reports and health officials said late on Wednesday, while candidates campaigning for..
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Argentina, Bolivia, Peru curb travel, public gatherings over coronavirus fears

Argentina, Bolivia and Peru announced stricter measures to seek to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus in the region on Thursday, including halting flights to and from Europe, curbing the issuance..
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Argentina, Bolivia, restrict travel to and from coronavirus-hit countries

Argentina has temporarily stopped issuing visas to travelers from countries hardest-hit by the coronavirus outbreak, including the United States, China and countries in Europe, while Bolivia has barred..
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Coronavirus patient turned away from Bolivian hospitals

One of two people confirmed to have the coronavirus in Bolivia is being sheltered in a government office after local residents and medical staff blocked her entry to up to four hospitals in a..
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Exiled Morales says fears fraud in next Bolivia vote, or coup after

Bolivian former president Evo Morales, who resigned last year under pressure from the military, says while he is confident his political party will win re-run elections scheduled for May, he fears they..
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Study casting doubt on Bolivian election fraud triggers controversy

A study by Massachusetts Institute of Technology experts that called into question the alleged election fraud that drove Bolivian President Evo Morales to resign has triggered sniping between left and..
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Bolivia's Morales slams block on Senate run, eyes legal challenge

Bolivian ex-president Evo Morales slammed a ban on his running for a Senate role in May elections, while his lawyers signaled that the exiled leftist leader would fight back.
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Bolivia electoral body blocks Morales Senate run

Bolivia's electoral body said on Thursday that former president Evo Morales was ineligible to run for a Senate position in a May election re-run of a voided vote late last year that sparked a political..
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Bolivia's Evo Morales heads to Cuba for medical treatment

Ousted Bolivian leader Evo Morales has left Argentina, where he fled in November as a political exile, for Cuba for a medical procedure, his spokesman said on Monday.
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Ivory Coast navy seizes record cocaine haul off coast

Ivory Coast's navy has seized a record amount of cocaine plastic-wrapped in small bundles bearing the tattered logos of French fashion house Louis Vuitton and Pacena Black, a dark beer from Bolivia.
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Bolivian political camps struck as election race begins

Bolivia's 2020 presidential election will be contested by eight candidates who registered by a Monday deadline to compete in the re-run of a fraught October ballot that sparked protests and led to the..
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Bolivia's Anez reshuffles cabinet after backlash

Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez reshuffled her cabinet on Tuesday, including replacing a rebel minister who had called her controversial decision to run in upcoming elections a "betrayal" of..
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Bolivia's Anez sparks fierce backlash with election bid

Bolivian politics is back in crisis mode after caretaker leader Jeanine Anez launched plans to run in upcoming presidential elections, sparking criticism from allies and opponents, and prompting at..
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Bolivia's interim leader Anez asks ministers to resign after announcing election run

Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez has requested the resignation of her ministers in order to face new a "new stage of democratic transition" after the caretaker leader announced she would be a..
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Cuba says Trump administration pressured Bolivia to worsen ties

A day after Bolivia suspended diplomatic relations with Cuba, Havana accused its interim government of having sought to sabotage bilateral ties ever since it took power last year, partly under pressure..
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Bolivia's interim President Anez shakes up election race with plan to run

Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez said on Friday that she will be a candidate in upcoming elections that will serve as a re-run of October's disputed vote that sparked protests and prompted..
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Bolivia's caretaker President Anez says will run in May election

Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez said on Friday that she will be a candidate in upcoming elections that will serve as a re-run to October's disputed vote that sparked protests and prompted..
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Bolivia suspends diplomatic relations with Cuba after spat over medical program

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U.S. to send ambassador to Bolivia for first time in over a decade

The United States intends to send an ambassador to Bolivia to help restore a "normal relationship" between the two countries, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale said in a video..
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Former Bolivian leader Morales holds rally in Argentina marking end of term

Bolivian ex-president Evo Morales, who is looking to steer his party to a new election win from afar this year, held a "celebratory" event to mark the end of his presidential term on Wednesday from..
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Bolivia Congress rubber stamps November resignation of Evo Morales

Bolivia's Congress on Tuesday formally accepted the November resignation of leftist leader Evo Morales and his deputy Álvaro García Linera, rubber stamping the end of his 14-year socialist..
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Morales announces candidates for MAS party in Bolivia's elections

Former Bolivian leader Evo Morales announced from Argentina on Sunday the candidates for his socialist party in Bolivia's May 3 elections, which will serve as a re-run of the disputed October vote and..
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U.S. official accuses ex-leader Morales of fostering violence in Bolivia

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Morales' party names election runners for Bolivia vote

A former foreign minister and a coca farmer are the front-runners to be on the ticket for exiled Bolivian President Evo Morales' political party in the May elections in the South American country,..
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Bolivia exiled ex-president Morales retracts call for 'armed militias'

Bolivian former President Evo Morales retracted his call for the organization of militias in his home country on Thursday after the comments sparked outcry from its interim government.
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Bolivia's caretaker president seeks to unite opposition to Morales as election battle reignites

Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez is pushing to unite a divided opposition to secure an election win in May and prevent the return to power of the socialist party of ousted leader Evo Morales.
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Bolivia prosecutor seeks Spain response over embassy spat

Bolivia's attorney general has pushed forward a probe into Spanish officials the South American country's government alleges were seeking to help allies of ousted leftist leader Evo Morales who are..
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Bolivia's electoral court sets election rerun for May 3

A rerun of Bolivia's election has been set for Sunday May 3, the president of the country's Supreme Electoral Tribunal said on Friday.
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Mexico's sends interim charge d'affaires to embassy in Bolivia

Mexico's Foreign Ministry said on Friday that the interim charge d'affaires to its embassy in Bolivia has arrived in La Paz, after earlier this week Bolivia expelled the Mexican ambassador to the..
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Mexico vows to stand firm on granting asylum in Bolivia

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday pledged to stick by his government's decision to give asylum to several people in Mexico's embassy in Bolivia, which has sparked a dispute with..
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EU criticizes Bolivia's expulsion of Spanish diplomats

The European Union said on Tuesday it was "deeply concerned" about Bolivia's expulsion of Spanish officials caught up in an escalating diplomatic row between Mexico and the interim conservative..
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Mexico has not named Bolivian ambassador 'persona non grata': official

A Mexican deputy foreign minister said on Monday that the government had not made a decision to declare Bolivia's ambassador a "persona non grata."
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Bolivia expels Mexican, Spanish officials as diplomatic standoff heats up

Bolivia's government expelled Mexican and Spanish diplomats on Monday, escalating a diplomatic dispute after Mexico's embassy in La Paz granted asylum to allies of Bolivia's former socialist president..
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Bolivia expels Mexican ambassador over asylum dispute

Bolivia's interim government on Monday asked the Mexican ambassador and several Spanish officials to leave the country, raising the tension over Mexico's decision to grant asylum in its La Paz embassy..
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Mexico orders ambassador in Bolivia to return after she declared non grata

Mexico's foreign ministry said on Monday it had instructed its ambassador in Bolivia to return to Mexico to ensure her safety, after Bolivia's government declared her a "persona non grata."
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Bolivia is not a Mexican colony, acting foreign minister Longaric tells El Pais

Mexico should stay out of Bolivian domestic affairs after the collapse last month of former leader Evo Morales's Socialist government, Bolivia's acting foreign minister Karen Longaric was quoted saying..
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Mexico says Spanish diplomats' cars blocked by Bolivia at La Paz embassy

Mexico's government said Bolivian police had impeded the departure of Spanish officials visiting the Mexican ambassador in La Paz on Friday, widening a spat over Bolivia's surveillance of its..
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Mexico president urges Bolivia to respect right of asylum

Mexico on Friday urged Bolivia's new conservative government to respect its right to grant asylum to nine people at its embassy in La Paz, days after complaining that Bolivian government surveillance..
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