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Andes glaciers melting fast

Andes Mountains

Like ailing giants, the tropical glaciers of the Andes Mountains are melting at worrying speed, raising scientists’ fears that many will disappear before anything can be done to save them.

Posted: December 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Bolivia reverses ‘rightist’ clock

An Aymara Indian woman looks at the legislative palace in Plaza Murillo in La Paz, Bolivia, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. AP

Bolivia’s leftist government is turning back the clock. Or turning it backwards, at least.

Posted: June 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

3 musicians crushed in Bolivian Carnival parade

A man dressed in a Chuta costume stands behind event organizers, waiting to compete in the selection of the Carnival characters Chuta, Pepino and Chola for this year's Carnival in La Paz, Bolivia, late Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. Bolivians compete in their local communities to be chosen as of the three main beloved Carnival characters who represent gaiety. The trio of Carnival royalty must be adept at spreading happiness and never tire of dancing, as the people chosen assist all official Carnival events starting March 1. AP

Bolivian authorities say four people were killed and more than 60 injured when an overloaded metal footbridge collapsed onto a group of musicians marching in the opening parade of Carnival in the highlands city of Oruro.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

New Yorker’s escape from Bolivia still a mystery

In this March 21, 2012 file photo, Jacob Ostreicher, a New York City businessman, left, arrives at a court to attend a hearing in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. AP

It’s a smoke and mirrors saga fit for Hollywood, complete with a major movie star, murky reports of a kidnapping and an American fugitive sneaking across the border of a far-away nation unfriendly to the US.

Posted: December 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Plane crash in Bolivia kills 8, 10 hurt


An Aerocon turboprop with 18 people on board crashed Sunday in northern Bolivia, killing eight and leaving the other 10 people injured, the airline said.

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »