World 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 people ...

Soccer / World Cup 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 minutes, ...

World 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 surrounding ...

World 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 ...

Lithium trial gets off ground in Bolivia

National 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 at ...