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 ...

Jun 7, 2014

Greece slips past Bolivia

Panagiotis Kone ended Greece’s nearly four-game run without a goal in the first half and the Europeans beat Bolivia 2-1 Friday night, their last friendly before heading to Brazil for the World Cup. Kone’s goal in the 21st minute was Greece’s first in 358 ...

Jul 4, 2013

U.S. manhunt for Snowden suspected after Bolivian chief's plane diverted

The apparent diversion of the Bolivian president’s airplane in Europe has fed suspicion that the United States is quietly orchestrating an international manhunt for former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden despite efforts by President Barack Obama to downplay the pursuit’s magnitude. The circumstances ...

Jul 3, 2013

Diversion of Morales flight adds to intrigue

Bolivian President Evo Morales’ plane, ferrying him home from Moscow, was redirected to Vienna late Tuesday after France, Italy, Spain and Portugal refused to allow it to enter their airspace because of the belief that the American fugitive Edward Snowden was aboard, Bolivian authorities ...

Jun 25, 2013

Bolivian girl living in prison raped by father

The case of a 12-year-old girl who is pregnant after being raped for years by her father and others in a La Paz prison has sparked outrage in Bolivia over the practice of letting children live in jails. According to government figures, about 1,500 ...

Bolivia expels USAID for 'meddling' in its affairs

May 3, 2013

Bolivia expels USAID for 'meddling' in its affairs

President Evo Morales on Wednesday announced the expulsion of USAID from Bolivia, accusing the U.S. agency of meddling in his country’s internal affairs in a new souring of often-tense relations. The United States quickly dismissed the allegations as baseless, and said Bolivia’s action showed ...