Category Archives: BOLIVIA

Bolivia: Gov´t, Indigenous Dialogue on Road Project Stagnates

La Paz, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Despite numerous appeals from the government to hold talks, indigenous leaders will begin the fourth day of their march to the capital on Thursday, although some people began to drop out. According to Adolfo Chavez, participants in the march to protest the construction of a road that goes thrugh Isiboro Secure National Park in Beni, insisted on demanding the presence of President Evo Morales as their only valid interlocutor. Continue reading

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Bolivian Govt Insists on Talks with Indigenous Groups

La Paz, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The government continued to insist on holding talks with indigenous leaders who partipated on Tuesday in the second day of a march from the Amazonian city of Trinidad to the capital. According to Vice President Alvaro Garcia, the conflict over the construction of a road from Villa Tunari to San Ignacio de Moxos road construction, which goes through the Isiboro Secure National Park and Indigenous Territory (TIPNIS), will be solved in talks along other demands. Continue reading

UN Highlights Importance of Bolivian Judicial Elections

La Paz, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The upcoming judicial elections in Bolivia, to be decided by popular vote, will strengthen the State, stated Denis Racicot, the representative here of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Continue reading

Bolivian Workers, Gov´t Resume Talks on Wage Hike

La Paz, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Labor Federation (COB) and Economy Ministry on Monday will resume talks on a wage increase demand, which caused mobilizations in April. The government on Monday will assess the demand of reaching a 12-percent increase to minimum average wages in health and education sectors, said Octavio Urquizo, a COB leader. Continue reading

Bolivia Boosts Water, Sanitation Programs

La Paz, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government on Sunday confirmed the allocation of about 595 million USD until 2015 for at least 100 sewer and water projects.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Environment and Water, the strategy prioritizes rural and urban areas with an emphasis on the Cochabamba region as part of the 2008-2015 National Sanitation Plan. Continue reading

Evo Morales Highlights Democratic Nature of Bolivian Process

Sucre, Bolivia, (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales stressed Friday that Bolivia is a democratic country, and highlighted the importance of judicial elections in October in which the people will choose the judges. Continue reading

Bolivia, China Boost Lithium Production

La Paz, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government and the Chinese statecompany CITIC Guoan signed a a memorandum of understanding to process lithium from the Uyuni Salt Flats, it was announced. Continue reading