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The Calgary Beacon Article

By Lauren Babuik, reporter A formerly subsidized Save the Children program, known as Minkha, has transformed itself into a business owned and run entirely by indigenous women in the city of Cochabamba, Bolivia. Minkha, which is Quechan for “women working … Continue reading

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Fiona Shepherd visits South America

Get past the altitude sickness and Bolivia offers a taste of another world, from the lively streets of La Paz to the scenery of the highest peaks. Read Full Story

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Food security and development

The area of Valle Central de Tarija, Bolivia, is benefiting from the “Proyecto de Seguridad Alimentaria y Desarrollo Económico de 60 comunidades campesinas,” being sponsored by IICCA (Instituto de Investigación y Capacitación Campesina) with the support of the Catholic NGO … Continue reading

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“Living Well” – A Bolivian Viewpoint

We should live in a simple way for others to be able to live as well. Mahatma Gandhi He who is richer is not who has more, but who needs less. Zapotec saying, Oaxaca, Mexico We suffer the severe effects … Continue reading

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Bolivian President’s Anti-racism Bill

Bolivian President Evo Morales has enacted an anti-racism bill opposed by most of the nation’s major newspapers. Read Full Story

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Bolivian Child Miners

For Bolivia’s child miners, life is nasty, brutish and short – Caught in a cycle of grinding poverty, youngsters toil in dangerous conditions for a pittance Abigail Canaviri, 14, attends school by day in the Bolivian Andes. But when the … Continue reading

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No Option for Bolivian Graduates

Hundreds of Bolivian high school graduates, generally from poorer areas, left the country to study medicine in Cuba. Over 400 have returned and cannot find jobs. Read Full Story

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Waters of Lake Titicaca Drop off Significantly

A drought warning may be declared for Lake Titicaca because its water level is only 15 inches higher than what would oblige authorities to declare an emergency, the Bolivian Naval Hydrography Department confirmed. Read Full Story

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Social Progress in Cochabamba

President Evo Morales acknowledged the work of authorities in Cochabamba to improve the quality of life of the people who live in that region. Read Full Story

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Potosi: Leaving Booms and Busts Behind

In 1672, Potosi, Bolivia, was one of the largest and richest cities in the world. Located at the base of Cerro Rico, Potosi was a hotbed of Spanish silver mining, the operations of which were so prolific, a potosi became … Continue reading

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