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Stories about Bolivia

3 March 2016

Netizen Report: Facebook VP Arrested in Brazil for Refusing to Give Police WhatsApp Data

Global Voices Advocacy

A Facebook executive is arrested in Brazil, Bolivia’s President says he wants to regulate social networks, and China shuts down 580 social media accounts for “misleading the public”.

24 February 2016

Bolivians Use Social Media to Expose Electoral Fraud in President Morales’ Referendum

"None of this is new. But this time, it shows the power of social media, and that now we are able to impact a campaign with the truth."

22 January 2016

Climate Change Continued to Rear Its Ugly Head in 2015

People around the world were affected by extreme weather events in 2015, the hottest year on record ever.

22 December 2015

Countries Declare States of Emergency in the Face of El Niño

“This El Niño and human-induced climate change may interact and modify each other in ways which we have never before experienced. El Niño is turning up the heat even further.”

28 November 2015

Life for Bolivian Children in Prison Is Rough, But It Might Soon Improve

Bolivia is possibly the only country in the world that sometimes imprisons children and teenagers with their parents, while the latter serve out sentences for criminal convictions.

26 November 2015

Iran's Supreme Leader Tweets Commentary on Global Conflicts, Blaming the US

"[Supreme] Leader in meeting with Russian president: America always try to put rivals in status of passiveness but you neutralized this policy."

17 October 2015

The South American Countries Most Vulnerable to El Niño Are Preparing to Welcome Its Fallout

The El Niño phenomenon has reached the South-American Pacific coast. Are the countries in the region prepared to minimize the damage this time? We check the status of disaster preparedness.

16 August 2015

Bolivian Restaurant Wins Praise for Welcoming Breast-Feeding Moms With Open Arms

Bolivia is reportedly the South American country with the highest proportion of mothers who exclusively breast-feed, but mothers who do so in public don't always find support.

15 August 2015

Painting Nails in Bolivia: A Job but Not a Living

There's no bonus or holidays or health insurance. Nail painters in Bolivia live each day at the mercy of God. How much do they earn? Not enough.

11 August 2015

Girls vs. Princesses: The Pink Dictatorship's Days are Numbered

A virtual game made in Bolivia encourages girls not to let sexy dresses, high heels, makeup and Prince's kisses steal their right to decide who they want to be.

22 July 2015

Latin American Indigenous Communities Compete in the ‘Other’ Copa América

Not everyone was on board with the alternative tournament. "This is an outrageous sham," one group wrote.

24 June 2015

Bolivia Greenlights Controversial Highway, Oil and Gas Extraction in National Parks

Bolivian President Evo Morales escalates the stakes in the debate over extractivism as an anti-poverty strategy.

23 June 2015

A Magazine for Bolivia's Iconic ‘Cholita’ Indigenous Women

"...perhaps it's about time to change things up so that women are the ones that have the power."

22 June 2015

It's Been 80 Years Since the Most Important War in South America's 20th Century

Between 1932 and 1935, Bolivia and Paraguay waged the Chaco War, a conflict considered to be the most important war during the 20th century in South America.

20 May 2015

Why Are Latin Americans Naming Their Children ‘Onur’ and ‘Sherezade'?

One Thousand and One Nights, a Turkish drama series, enjoys incredible success in the Mecca of soap operas: Latin America. But what questions does this success raise?

14 May 2015

Bolivia's Civil Service Wracked by a Series of Social Media Slip-Ups

Blunders made by Bolivian civil servants show how simple mistakes quickly escalate in social media.

1 April 2015

Students Connect With Their Community Roots at Bolivia’s Aymara Indigenous University

Rising Voices

A new citizen journalism project is bringing the voices of Aymara students from the Túpac Katari Indigenous University in Bolivia to the web.

30 March 2015

Revolutionary Extractivism in Bolivia?

Extractivism uses money (rents) from natural gas and mineral exports to improve public infrastructures and alleviate poverty through redistributive policies and has broad popular support in Bolivia.

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