Archive for June, 2010

28 Dead, Over 44 Injured in Bus Accident in Bolivia

June 28, 2010
LA PAZ – At least 28 people were killed and 44 others injured when a bus traveling from the central city of Cochabamba to the southwestern city of Potosi plunged into a ravine early Sunday, Bolivian police said.

The TransUncia company bus, which was carrying 70 passengers, went off the road near the Pongo K’asa area around 1:30 a.m. due to brake failure, Cochabamba police commander Col. Hernan Trujillo said.

The driver’s assistant told passengers to move into the back of the bus because the brakes were not working, injured passengers said.

Most of the injured were taken to clinics in Quillacollo, but those with serious injuries were transported to a hospital in Cochabamba.

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Bolivian beauty queen becomes Morales’ right hand woman

June 28, 2010

Jessica Anne Jordan Burton

By Martin Arostegui in Santa Cruz

Rare is the international beauty contestant who does not speak of an enthusiasm for seeing the world and doing good works. Jessica Anne Jordan Burton, however, has taken it a step further: the British-born beauty queen has swapped her crown as Miss Bolivia for a new and somewhat more dangerous job pitted against drug traffickers and paramilitaries.

Miss Jordan, 26, who takes her surname from her English father, has caught the eye not just of the beauty judges but of Bolovia’s left-wing firebrand president, Evo Morales, who has hand-picked her to be his personal representative in one of his fiefdom’s most hostile regions.

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Bolivian Laws to Be Translated into Native Tongues

June 28, 2010

LA PAZ – President of Plural Justice Commission of the Senate (senators) in Bolivia, Sandra Soriano, reported on Saturday that the organic laws of the nation will be translated into native languages to socialize them.

According to Soriano, the commission decided to open a second phase of socialization of these rules, translating the laws in all languages required, concerning the various populations in the country.

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Bolivian Deputies Approve Electoral Regime Bill

June 28, 2010

La Paz, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The Chamber of Deputies of Boliviaâ�Ös Legislative Assembly approved on Sunday the bill on the electoral regime to be be checked and approved by the Senate later.

  Saturday morning the full session of the Chamber took up again the discussion and finished it in the morning when including two temporary articles by request of the indigenous deputies.

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Bolivia Could Expel USAID

June 28, 2010

La Paz, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government warned it could expel the US Agency for International Development (USAID) if that body keeps interfering internal affairs, it was reported Sunday.

  Vice President Alvaro Garcia told the Confederation of Bolivian Peasant Workers (CSUTCB), the proofs collected could be enough reason to expel that agency.

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Bolivian Vice President to Meet Indigenous Peoples

June 28, 2010

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26La Paz, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Vice President Alvaro Garcia declared the will of the government to maintain a dialogue with indigenous people involved in a march for demands of autonomy.

  We have never closed the door nor will we ever. We have agreements and respect them. There is no justification for a march to demand needs of the peoples; it does not seek collective welfare, he stated.

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Evo Morales Visit to S. Africa Extolled

June 15, 2010

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07La Paz, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The spokesman of Bolivia”s government Ivan Canelas said on Monday that Evo Morales attendance to the World Cup South Africa 2010 opening ceremony allowed to eliminate FIFA high-altitude soccer ban.
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Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia launch joint search for missing Peruvian lightplane

June 15, 2010
The police of Bolivia, Brazil and Colombia launched joint search for the lightplane missing in the south of Peru on June 10, general director of the National Police of Peru (PNP) General Miguel Hidalgo said on Monday.

The plane, of Cessna Grand Caravan type, took off from the airport of Nazca in Ica department, some 600 kilometers south to Lima, with a pilot, a copilot and seven passengers aboard.

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Bolivia, South Africa to tighten ties

June 15, 2010

Bolivia: Bolivian President Evo Morales’ visit to South Africa for the World Cup opening ceremony paavd the way to consolidate bilateral ties, media sources highlighted Sunday. According to Cambio daily, Morales met in Johannesburg African Vice-President Kgalema Motlanthe Saturday , who asked to strengthen trade and diplomatic ties between two countries .

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Bolivia Cuts Extreme Poverty by 5%

June 15, 2010

La Paz, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Development and Planning Minister, Vivian Caro, said extreme poverty dropped five percent in the last four years through socioeconomic programs of the government led by President Evo Morales to improve the living standards of traditionally neglected vulnerable sectors, such as children, women, and the elderly.
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