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 ...

Lithium trial gets off ground in Bolivia

Feb 25, 2013

Lithium trial gets off ground in Bolivia

Japan and Bolivia have begun a full-fledged trial project to extract lithium from the Uyuni salt flats in the Andes, which experts believe contains around half of the world’s reserves of the soft metal. As the only foreign country involved in the extraction work ...