Bolivia http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/30635/all en Soccer-Fix probe reopens questions about Argentina-Bolivia game http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/soccer-fix-probe-reopens-questions-about-argentina-bolivia-game <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Luis Ampuero and Carlos Quiroga</p> <p>BUENOS AIRES/LA PAZ, Feb 6 (Reuters) - A European police investigation into a huge soccer match-fixing and betting ring has reopened questions about an under-20 friendly between Argentina and Bolivia two years ago.</p> <p>The game, played in the Argentine city of Cordoba in December 2010, was mentioned in the European investigators' inquiry. It raised eyebrows at the time after the Hungarian referee let play continue for an extra 13 minutes before blowing the final whistle.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/soccer-fix-probe-reopens-questions-about-argentina-bolivia-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bolivia Buenos Aires Republics Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 13:00:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5747493 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Bolivian boy killed by flare at match against Corinthians http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/soccer-bolivian-boy-killed-flare-at-match-against-corinthians <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 21 (Reuters) - A 14-year-old Bolivian boy was killed by a flare allegedly launched by Corinthians fans during a South American Libertadores Cup match in Oruro, Brazilian and Bolivian media reported on Thursday.</p> <p>The incident, in which the boy was hit in the eye and died almost instantly according to the doctor who attended to him in hospital, occurred during a 1-1 draw between Bolivia's San Jose and Libertadores Cup holders and world club champions Corinthians on Wednesday night.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/soccer-bolivian-boy-killed-flare-at-match-against-corinthians" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bolivia Oruro Republics Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Feb 2013 13:15:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5762093 at http://www.globalpost.com Bolivia-Chile tensions rise over border incident http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/bolivia-chile-tensions-rise-over-border-incident <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chile on Monday released three Bolivian soldiers arrested in January in an incident that has heightened tense relations between the two South American neighbors.</p> <p>However the soldiers, who said they accidently crossed the remote border into northern Chile chasing smugglers, say they will stay in Chile and go to trial to prove their innocence.</p> <p>Ties between Chile and Bolivia have been rocky at best ever since Bolivia lost its access to the Pacific ocean in an 1879-1884 war. The two countries have not had direct diplomatic ties since 1978.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/bolivia-chile-tensions-rise-over-border-incident" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bolivia Law Republics Socialism AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 23:16:12 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5766470 at http://www.globalpost.com Bolivian says companies that invest have nothing to fear http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/bolivian-says-companies-invest-have-nothing-fear <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>United Nations, Feb 20 (EFE).- Bolivian President Evo Morales said here Wednesday that Spanish energy group Repsol and other firms that invest in the Andean country need not fear nationalization because that step is only taken against companies that come to "plunder."</p> <p>"For those companies that invest, I can tell them that their investment is guaranteed" and that they have the right to recoup their investment and make a profit, Morales said in a press conference at the United Nations' headquarters.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/bolivian-says-companies-invest-have-nothing-fear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bolivia Republics Socialism Agencia EFE Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:26:40 +0000 Agencia EFE 5767281 at http://www.globalpost.com Rallying: Dakar 2014 to pass through Bolivia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/rallying-dakar-2014-pass-through-bolivia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bolivia will be on the itinerary for the 2014 edition of the Dakar Rally for the first time, albeit just for the motorbikes and quadbikes, organisers announced Wednesday.</p> <p>The 2014 Dakar will kick off on January 5 in Rosario, Argentina, and finish in the Chilean city of Valparaiso on January 18.</p> <p>But for the first time, competitors will bivaouac in two different countries as the cars and lorries bypass Bolivia and remain in Argentina and Chile, "for geographical and logisitical reasons", according to organiser Etienne Lavigne.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/rallying-dakar-2014-pass-through-bolivia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bolivia Dakar Rally AFP Wed, 20 Mar 2013 10:16:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5788570 at http://www.globalpost.com Protests by Indians cost Bolivia $350k a day in gas sales http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130321/protests-indians-cost-bolivia-350k-day-gas-sales <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>La Paz, Mar 21 (EFE).- The protests staged by hundreds of Indians who want to stop construction of a gas plant in eastern Bolivia are costing the Andean nation $350,000 per day, an executive of state-owned oil company YPFB said.</p> <p>Another $285,000 in costs will accrue for each day that construction is delayed on the plant due to lost production, Mario Salazar, YPFB's national manager of gas liquids plants, said in a statement.</p> <p>The Guarani Takovo Mora People's Assembly started protesting against YPFB's plant in the eastern province of Santa Cruz on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130321/protests-indians-cost-bolivia-350k-day-gas-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bolivia YPFB Agencia EFE Thu, 21 Mar 2013 15:17:04 +0000 Agencia EFE 5790025 at http://www.globalpost.com Brazil enhances protection of asylum-seeking Bolivian senator http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/brazil-enhances-protection-asylum-seeking-bolivian-senator <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The Brazilian Foreign Ministry Thursday announced visitation guidelines to protect a Bolivian senator, who has been seeking asylum at Brazil's embassy in La Paz for nearly a year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/brazil-enhances-protection-asylum-seeking-bolivian-senator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bolivia Asianet Fri, 12 Apr 2013 21:18:26 +0000 Asianet 5814416 at http://www.globalpost.com Bolivia ex-presidential candidate sentenced in absentia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130413/bolivia-ex-presidential-candidate-sentenced-absentia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Bolivian court sentenced ex-presidential candidate Manfred Reyes Villa, now living in the United States, to five years in jail for defrauding the state, court sources said Saturday.</p> <p>Reyes Villa, a retired military officer, squared off against current President Evo Morales in the 2002 and 2009 elections. He also served as mayor and governor in the department of Cochabamba, before being ousted in a 2008 regional referendum.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130413/bolivia-ex-presidential-candidate-sentenced-absentia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bolivia Manfred Reyes Villa Politics Social Issues AFP Sat, 13 Apr 2013 23:30:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5815063 at http://www.globalpost.com Bolivia's gas sales to Brazil and Argentina surge 29.5 pct http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130429/bolivias-gas-sales-brazil-and-argentina-surge-295-pct <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>La Paz, Apr 29 (EFE).- Bolivia's gas sales to Brazil and Argentina surged 29.5 percent to $1.49 billion in the January-March 2013 period, compared to the same quarter last year, state-owned oil company YPFB said.</p> <p>Gas sales to Brazil totaled 963.8 million in the first quarter, while exports of the fuel to Argentina reached $535.4 million, YPFB said, citing National Statistics Institute, or INE, figures.</p> <p>Sales of other Bolivian fuels totaled $59 million, pushing the total value of hydrocarbon exports to nearly $1.56 billion during the period, YPFB said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130429/bolivias-gas-sales-brazil-and-argentina-surge-295-pct" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bolivia Energy Petrobras Agencia EFE Mon, 29 Apr 2013 17:01:52 +0000 Agencia EFE 5827883 at http://www.globalpost.com Bolivian court says Morales can seek 3rd term http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130429/bolivian-court-says-morales-can-seek-3rd-term <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>La Paz, Apr 29 (EFE).- Bolivia's Constitutional Court ruled Monday that President Evo Morales can seek a third term in the December 2014 elections.</p> <p>Chief Judge Ruddy Flores told a press conference that the court's decision came in response to a question from Congress.</p> <p>The verdict supports the position of Morales and Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera that their current term, which began in 2010, should be considered their first under the new constitution that took effect in 2009.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130429/bolivian-court-says-morales-can-seek-3rd-term" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bolivia Evo Morales Evo Morales Socialism Agencia EFE Mon, 29 Apr 2013 22:45:04 +0000 Agencia EFE 5828138 at http://www.globalpost.com Bolivia's expulsion of USAID 'baseless' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130501/bolivias-expulsion-usaid-baseless <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States Wednesday rejected Bolivia's allegations of meddling in its domestic affairs as "baseless" and expressed regret over La Paz's decision to expel the aid agency USAID.</p> <p>After five years of trying to normalize tense bilateral relations, "this action is a further demonstration that the Bolivian government is not interested in that vision," said State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell. </p> <p>jz/dw/jm</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Bolivia Politics AFP Wed, 01 May 2013 18:15:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5829381 at http://www.globalpost.com At least 7 injured in clash between Bolivian police and protesters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130506/at-least-7-injured-clash-between-bolivian-police-and-protesters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>La Paz, May 6 (EFE).- At least seven people were injured in a clash between groups of demonstrators and Bolivian police, who used tear gas to unblock one of the highways cut by protesters affiliated with the Bolivian Workers Central, or COB.</p> <p>The deputy interior minister, Jorge Perez, said at a press conference that three of the injured are police and four are demonstrators who were participating in the protest the union staged near the central city of Cochabamba.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130506/at-least-7-injured-clash-between-bolivian-police-and-protesters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bolivia Cochabamba Cochabamba Department Agencia EFE Tue, 07 May 2013 00:45:44 +0000 Agencia EFE 5832180 at http://www.globalpost.com Bolivia leader to meet Carter over land dispute with Chile http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130520/bolivia-leader-meet-carter-over-land-dispute-chile <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>President Evo Morales planned to meet ex-US president Jimmy Carter in the US state of Georgia on Monday to discuss Bolivia's longstanding territorial dispute with Chile, officials said.</p> <p>Last month landlocked Bolivia sued neighboring Chile in the Hague, in the latest maneuver in its attempt to recover land lost in a 19th century war and thus regain access to the Pacific.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130520/bolivia-leader-meet-carter-over-land-dispute-chile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bolivia Republics Socialism AFP Mon, 20 May 2013 14:45:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5842021 at http://www.globalpost.com Bolivian senator with asylum in embassy asks Brazil high court for help http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130520/bolivian-senator-asylum-embassy-asks-brazil-high-court-help <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Brasilia, May 20 (EFE).- Bolivian opposition Sen. Roger Pinto, who has been taking refuge in the Brazilian Embassy in La Paz for almost a year, has asked the Brazilian Supreme Court to intercede on his behalf, the court reported Monday.</p> <p>Pinto asked the high court to urge the Brazilian government to seek a solution to his problem, whether it be through an agreement with Bolivia or by providing the means for him to leave the country, according to a court statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130520/bolivian-senator-asylum-embassy-asks-brazil-high-court-help" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bolivia Business Hospitality Law Political geography Politics Republics Agencia EFE Tue, 21 May 2013 01:15:49 +0000 Agencia EFE 5842426 at http://www.globalpost.com Bolivia enacts law allowing Morales to seek 3rd term http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130521/bolivia-enacts-law-allowing-morales-seek-3rd-term <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>La Paz, May 21 (EFE).- The Bolivian government enacted a law that will allow President Evo Morales to seek a third term that would make him the Andean nation's longest-serving leader.</p> <p>The new regulation was signed into law late Monday by Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera in the absence of Morales, who is on a visit to the United States.</p> <p>The Cabinet, congressional leaders and social and union associations allied with the government were all on hand at the signing ceremony to show their support for the law.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130521/bolivia-enacts-law-allowing-morales-seek-3rd-term" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bolivia Evo Morales Evo Morales Presidents of Bolivia Religion Agencia EFE Tue, 21 May 2013 19:45:34 +0000 Agencia EFE 5843119 at http://www.globalpost.com