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Bolivia

What’s the problem with Evo Morales?

November 5, 2019

By all accounts, modern Bolivia is an economic and cultural miracle — so what’s all this talk about coups and electoral fraud? The problem is that Evo Morales — a former labor-union leader and Latin America’s first contemporary indigenous president — appears to be behaving like a dictator. Extension denied — and appealed Morales is […]

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Industrial soy plantations are devouring this endangered South American habitat

October 17, 2019

The Gran Chaco — a landscape of dry tropical forest and savanna grasslands that straddles Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil, and Argentina — doesn’t have the glamorous image of the neighboring Amazon rainforest to the north. Yet it is home to a wealth of biodiversity, including 3,400 plant species, 500 bird species, 150 mammals, 120 reptiles and […]

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The latest electric-car contender is straight out of … Bolivia?

October 4, 2019

When it comes to powerhouse nations of the automobile world, one might think of Japan, Korea, Germany or the United States. Bolivia, not so much. That may change, however, thanks to what is being touted as Latin America’s first electric vehicle. The Quantum E2 and E3 are tiny and very light three-seaters most notable for […]

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Bolivia: Still searching for a path to the sea

October 2, 2018

For persistent Bolivia, all hope is not yet lost in the landlocked country’s relentless and legally mandated push for an access route to the sea that it lost long ago. In The Hague, the World Court recently supported Chile’s refusal to negotiate with Bolivia to cede a sliver of land that would connect it to […]

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