Bolivia's second-largest lake lost to warming

Jan 30, 2016

Bolivia's second-largest lake lost to warming


Overturned fishing skiffs lie abandoned on the shores of what was Bolivia’s second-largest lake. Beetles dine on bird carcasses and gulls fight for scraps under a glaring sun in what marshes remain. Lake Poopo was officially declared evaporated last month. Hundreds, if not thousands, ...

Jul 9, 2015

Pope drinks coca tea on way to highlands of Bolivia

Pope Francis drank a tea of coca leaves, chamomile flower and anise seeds on the plane to Bolivia from Ecuador Wednesday to ward off altitude sickness upon arrival at the highest international airport in the world. Coca is the main ingredient for cocaine, but ...

Neymar hit with ban

Jun 20, 2015

Neymar hit with ban

Brazil superstar Neymar was dramatically thrown out of the Copa America on Friday as Chile shrugged off the drunken-driving controversy surrounding Arturo Vidal to power into the quarterfinals. Neymar’s participation in the South American showpiece came to an abrupt end after a disciplinary hearing ...

Dinosaur footprints in Bolivia threatened with extinction

Oct 3, 2014

Dinosaur footprints in Bolivia threatened with extinction

A hill in southeastern Bolivia that offers an awe-inspiring glimpse of the world as it was when dinosaurs ruled is threatened by nearby human activity, conservationists say. The near-vertical sheet of limestone is crisscrossed by more than 5,000 fossilized dinosaur footprints, some more than ...

Jul 27, 2014

Hundreds of human skeletons found in Bolivian mining city

Construction workers in Bolivia have stumbled upon a mass grave with the remains of hundreds of likely indigenous miners during the Spanish colonial era, a researcher said Saturday. The workers found the remains last week as they started construction on a new building in ...

Jul 4, 2014

Bolivia congress allows child labor from age 10

Bolivian lawmakers have approved the use of child laborers as young as 10 years old, under a new law that lays out specific conditions for employing children. Congress passed the measure by consensus on Wednesday, mandating procedures employers must follow to ensure the children’s ...