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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

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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 »

Spain says sorry to Bolivia over Morales airspace block

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Spain on Monday voiced regret at its diplomatic row with Bolivia, sparked when President Evo Morales’ plane was blocked from Spanish airspace over suspicions US fugitive Evo Morales was on the jet.

Posted: July 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Bolivia President Morales arrives home after plane flap

Bolivia's President Evo Morales speaks upon his arrival home after an unplanned 14-hour layover in Vienna, at the airport in El Alto, Bolivia, Wednesday, July 3, 2013. The European rerouting of the Bolivian presidential plane over suspicions that National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden was aboard ignited outrage Wednesday among Latin American leaders who called it a stunning violation of national sovereignty and disrespect for the region. AP Photo/Juan Karita

Bolivian President Evo Morales called the rerouting of his plane over suspicions that National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden was aboard, a provocation to Latin America and urged European countries to “free themselves” from the United States.

Posted: July 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

‘I’m not a criminal,’ says Morales after jet diverted—report

In this picture released by the Cuban newspaper Juventud Revelde, Bolivia's President Evo Morales, center, is welcomed by Cuba's President Raul Castro, left, and Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez at the Jose Marti international airport  in Havana, Cuba, early Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012.  AP FILE PHOTO

Bolivian President Evo Morales angrily denied any wrongdoing on Wednesday after his plane was diverted to Vienna over suspicion fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden was on board.

Posted: July 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Bolivia FM denies Snowden on Morales plane

Bolivia's Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca speaks during a press conference in La Paz, Bolivia, Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Bolivia's foreign minister says the plane bringing President Evo Morales home from Russia was rerouted to Austria after France and Portugal refused to let it to cross their airspace because of suspicions that NSA leaker Edward Snowden was on board. AP/Juan Karita

Bolivia’s foreign minister on Tuesday denied that fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden was traveling aboard President Evo Morales’s plane, which was forced to make an unscheduled stop in Austria.

Posted: July 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Bolivian villagers bury suspected killer alive

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Villagers in Bolivia’s southern highlands buried a man alive in the grave of the woman he is suspected of having raped and murdered, an official said Thursday.

Posted: June 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Bolivia announces expulsion of USAID

President Evo Morales. AP FILE PHOTO

President Evo Morales announced Wednesday the expulsion of USAID representatives from Bolivia, accusing the US development agency of meddling in the country’s internal affairs.

Posted: May 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Bolivia lawmaker caught in sex video arrested

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Bolivian lawmakers listen to President Evo Morales deliver his state of the nation address at the National Congress in La Paz, Bolivia, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. Police arrested a Bolivian provincial lawmaker, Domingo Alcibia, Tuesday who security cameras caught having what appears to be nonconsensual sex in a legislative chamber with an extremely inebriated and possibly unconscious woman. AP/Jorge Bernal, Pool

Police arrested a Bolivian provincial lawmaker Tuesday who security cameras caught having what appears to be nonconsensual sex in a legislative chamber with an extremely inebriated and possibly unconscious woman.

Posted: January 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Concern grows over H1N1 outbreak in Bolivia

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An epidemic of H1N1 flu has infected almost 900 people and claimed 11 lives in Bolivia, health officials said Tuesday.

Posted: July 4th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Strong 6.2-magnitude quake rattles Bolivia

A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake rattled Bolivia on Tuesday, but the epicenter was deep underground and there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Posted: November 23rd, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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