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Landlocked country in South America

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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 constitutional capital is Sucre, while the seat of government and executive capital is 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.

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Bolivia interim president withdraws from presidential race with socialists ahead in polls [Video]

Bolivia interim president withdraws from presidential race with socialists ahead in polls

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:24Published

Opposition blocks roads, demand election goes ahead [Video]

Opposition blocks roads, demand election goes ahead

Escalating protests in Bolivia revive memories of last year's violence, which led to the resignation of former President Evo Morales.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:39Published
Bolivian elections postponed: Vote delayed as infections rise [Video]

Bolivian elections postponed: Vote delayed as infections rise

Elections are crucial in Bolivia to bring down the political tension that exists in the country.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:37Published

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