Bolivia landslide buries 400 homes

Heavy rains caused a hilltop to collapse in a poor area of the Bolivian capital La Paz yesterday, cracking roads and destroying at least 400 homes under mud and debris.

Dynamite forces Evo Morales to flee price protesters

Bolivian president Evo Morales was forced to abruptly abandon the southern highland city of Oruro after protesters, angered by rising prices, set off dynamite and booed him.

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Jaguar walk tourism outcry

VISITORS to Ambue Ari animal reserve must brave mosquitoes, cayman lurking in the waterways and monkeys that like to steal their property and urinate on them.

Bolivian divide grows as richest province votes for autonomy

SOUTH America's poorest nation looks ready to split after Bolivia's richest province voted for autonomy, threatening the rule of Evo Morales, the country's first indigenous Indian president and a close ally of Hugo Chavez of Venezuela.

Briton killed on 'Highway of Death'

A BRITISH cyclist has been killed in a crash that claimed the lives of nine people in Bolivia.

Hero or zero? Bolivian general takes aim at Che's reputation

FIDEL Castro insists Ernesto 'Che' Guevara could never have been taken prisoner 40 years ago if his gun hadn't malfunctioned.

Tourists find out that there's only one way to settle this... fight!

THE locals come down from the mountains drunk, dancing and ready to fight. The police come to make sure no one dies. And the tourists, reporters, and documentary film-makers come for the blood.

Miners march with dynamite in tax protest

Bolivia: Miners who marched into La Paz hurling dynamite to protest against President Evo Morales' proposed mining tax increase headed home with a promise of £5.2 million in government investment for their independent co-operatives.

Bolivian president's land reforms sow seeds of fear in Mennonite farmers

WITH its horse-drawn buggies, farmhouses with manicured lawns and fields planted to the horizon with soya beans and sorghum, the Mennonite settlement at Manitoba in Bolivia's eastern lowlands feels like a tropical version of rural Ohio or Pennsylvania.

11 dead as Bolivian miners clash over right to work in tin mine

RIVAL groups of Bolivian miners fought over who should work at one of the world's biggest tin mines hurling sticks of dynamite at each other yesterday.

Goalkeeper breaks Bolivian president's nose during match

EVO Morales, Bolivia's first Indian president, broke his nose on Sunday when he was fouled by a goalkeeper during an indoor football match and will be sidelined for 48 hours.

Bolivia seizes gas fields

EVO Morales, the Bolivian president, last night ordered his soldiers to occupy the country's natural gas fields immediately and threatened to evict foreign companies unless they sign new contracts within six months giving the state majority control over petroleum production.

Foreign minister's call to feed children coca

BOLIVIA'S foreign minister says coca leaves, the raw material for cocaine, should be on school breakfast menus.

President takes 50% wage cut

BOLIVIA'S president Evo Morales has cut his salary by more than half and declared no Cabinet minister can collect a higher wage than his - equivalent to £1045 a month.

Protest leader joins Bolivian cabinet

BOLIVIA'S new president, Evo Morales, yesterday appointed a Marxist journalist to drive the country's energy policy and a street protest leader to lead the water ministry.

Bolivia swears in ex-coca farmer as president

The former coca farmer Evo Morales was sworn in as Bolivia's new president yesterday. The radical left-winger, his country's first indigenous Indian president, said: "It is a new day for the indigenous peoples of the world, a new day in which we seek equality, justice, a new era for all people."

Bolivian head in fashion faux pas

BOLIVIA'S new president Evo Morales has been criticised for repeatedly wearing the same stripy sweater to meet heads of state and royalty on a pre-inaugural world tour.

Bolivian election result makes US anxious

BOLIVIA has its first indigenous Indian president after a landslide victory that leaves relations with the United States at a historic low and Washington's war on drugs in tatters.

Evo Morales set to become Bolivia's president

BOLIVIANS went to the polls yesterday in an election that may hand power to the country's first indigenous president - a coca-leaf farmer who has called his left-wing movement "a nightmare for the United States".

Musical fundraiser aims to aid Bolivian orphans

HARMONISE, a musical fundraising evening, is set to take place next Monday in Morningside.

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