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  BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Country profiles | Country profile: Bolivia
Though rich in mineral and energy resources, Bolivia is one of South America's poorest countries.
Bolivia is one of the world's largest producers of coca, the raw material for cocaine.
A crop-eradication programme, though easing the flow of conditional US aid, has incensed many of Bolivia's poorest farmers for whom coca is often the only source of income.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/americas/country_profiles/1210487.stm   (1035 words)

  Bolivia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bolivia, officially the Republic of Bolivia (Spanish: República de Bolivia, IPA [re'puβlika ðe bo'liβi̯a], Quechua: Bolivia, Aymara: (Bolvia) "Wuliwya": is the mispronunciation of the word Bolivia.
Bolivia is a landlocked nation; it lost its connection to the Pacific coast in the War of the Pacific in 1879.
Bolivia was one of three countries in the Western Hemisphere selected for eligibility for the Millennium Challenge Account and is participating as an observer in FTA negotiations.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bolivia   (5403 words)

 Economy of Bolivia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bolivia’s spectacular vistas and natural attractions have not been enough to transform the country into a major tourist destination because of its political instability and lack of first-class accommodations.
Bolivia was a founding member of the Andean Group, a South American organization designed to promote trade among Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela.
Bolivia · Brazil · Chile · Colombia · Ecuador · Guyana · Panama · Paraguay · Peru · Suriname · Trinidad and Tobago · Uruguay · Venezuela
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Economy_of_Bolivia   (3226 words)

 Bolivia (03/06)
Bolivia's weakness was demonstrated during the War of the Pacific (1879-83), when it lost its seacoast and the adjoining rich nitrate fields to Chile.
Bolivia qualified again in 2005 and 2006, and presented a proposal to the MCA in December 2005.
Relations with Chile, strained since Bolivia's defeat in the War of the Pacific (1879-83) and its loss of the coastal province of Atacama, were severed from 1962 to 1975 in a dispute over the use of the waters of the Lauca River.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/35751.htm   (4859 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Bolivia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Bolivia is divided into nine departments and a "National Territory of Colonies", the area of which covers somewhat less than one-third of the whole surface of the republic, while its population is only one-sixtieth of the whole.
Two lofty mountain ranges form natural breastworks to Bolivia: in the west, the Coast Cordillera (Chilian frontier) and, in the East, the Bolivian chain, consisting of the Andes of Carabaya and Apolobamba towards the North, and the Royal cordillera or central Bolivian range, with its southern ramifications and prolongations to the Argentine lines.
The Quichua occupy southern Bolivia and the Andean districts adjacent to Lake Titicaca on the East; the Aymará hold the upper valleys of the Andes, the West, and the centre.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/02627a.htm   (2299 words)

It is known that Bolivia is the first South American country to ever employ tanks in war.
Bolivia also has the distinction of being the only South American country to employ tanks in battle on South American soil.
The Chaco War (1932-1935), was a conflict between Bolivia and Paraguay over the Chaco Boreal (also known as the "green hell"), a nasty sparsely populated, region claimed by both countries.
mailer.fsu.edu /~akirk/tanks/bolivia/bolivia.html   (479 words)

 Bolivia - map, flag, geography, culture, music, history, etc
Bolivia is comprised of 1,098,580km² of territory, of which 14,190km² is water.
Stretching in a broad arc across western Bolivia, the Andes define the country's three geographic zones: the mountains and Altiplano in the west, the subtropical Yungas and temperate valleys of the eastern mountain slopes (the western part of the Amazon Rainforest), and the tropical lowlands or plains (llanos) of the eastern lowlands, or Oriente.
The mountain and its contrast with the plains is indicative of the geography of Bolivia.
photo.goliathus.com /bolivia/bolivia.php   (3155 words)

 Bolivia travel guide - Wikitravel
Sometimes referred to as the Tibet of the Americas, Bolivia is one of the most remote countries in the western hemisphere.
Bolivia is one of the best places in which to learn/practice your Spanish because of their very clean, deliberate accent.
Bolivia's traditional alcoholic drink is chicha, a whitish, sour brew made from fermented corn and drunk from a hemispherical bowl fashioned from a hollowed gourd (round-bottomed so you can't put it down).
wikitravel.org /en/Bolivia   (2303 words)

 Index of Economic Freedom 2006 - Bolivia
Bolivia's fiscal burden of government score is 0.4 point better this year; however its trade policy score is 0.5 point worse, and its monetary policy and foreign investment scores are 1 point worse.
According to the World Bank, Bolivia's weighted average tariff rate in 2004 was 5.3 percent, down from the 8.8 percent reported in the 2005 Index.
From 1995 to 2004, Bolivia's weighted average annual rate of inflation was 3.79 percent, up from 2.68 percent from 1994 to 2003.
www.heritage.org /research/features/index/country.cfm?id=Bolivia   (871 words)

 Bolivia - SourceWatch
Bolivia's "gas war" bears many similarities to the now-famous sweetheart deal three years ago in which the California-based engineering giant, Bechtel, was given control of the water system of Bolivia's third largest city, Cochabamba.
Bolivia is at a crossroads and goes to the polls on Sunday 18 December to choose between a Harvard-educated, American-married, member of the business elite and an indigenous Aymara Indian and radical former coca farmer.
Bolivia is poised to join Venezuela, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and possibly even Mexico next year in an extraordinary rebirth of the Latin American left.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Bolivia   (3720 words)

 Bolivia Web - The Largest Bolivian Community on the Web
Tenemos enlaces a los principales periódicos de Bolivia y también los titulares del día.
We have a new and larger selection of Bolivian music as well as books about Bolivia.
Factoid: Bolivia is one of the top 10 producers of antimony in the world.
www.boliviaweb.com   (330 words)

 americas.org - Bolivia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
A Tale of Two Bolivias: Behind the Ongoing Gas Wars, a Geographic Rift Between Rich and Poor.
Bolivia After the Referendum: Questions of natural gas, class, race and secession.
Bolivia, the Drug War, and a Leaf: A nation raised with coca takes on the U.S.-led drug war.
www.americas.org /region_18   (417 words)

 Bolivia: History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The western parts (Andean region) of what is today Bolivia formed part of the Inca empire when the first Spaniards reached this part of South America.
Alto Peru (Upper Peru), as Bolivia was known during the period of Spanish rule, was at first a dependency of the Viceroyalty of Peru.
The discovery of rich nitrate deposits in the Atacama desert and rising border tensions led the outbreak of war betweeen Chile and Bolivia (1879-1883), in which Peru participated on the side of Bolivia.
www.ddg.com /LIS/aurelia/bolhis.htm   (644 words)

U.S. citizens whose passports are lost or stolen in Bolivia must obtain a replacement passport and present it, together with a police report of the loss or theft, to a Bolivian government immigration office in order to obtain permission to depart.
Minors (under 18) who are citizens or residents of Bolivia and who are traveling alone, with one parent or with a third party, must present a copy of their birth certificate and written authorization from the absent parent(s) or legal guardian, specifically granting permission to travel alone, with one parent or with a third party.
Americans living or traveling in Bolivia are encouraged to register and update their contact information at the U.S. Embassy in La Paz and/or the U.S. consular agencies in Cochabamba and Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
travel.state.gov /travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1069.html   (4803 words)

 bolivia map and map of bolivia and information page
The ancient history of Bolivia is first and foremost woven into the great Andean empires of the Aymara civilization.
Bolivia's Altiplano contains several salt flats, the dried remnants of ancient lakes; Uyuni Saltpan is the largest one, covering almost 3,500 sq miles.
Note that the protests and demonstrations of 2003 have, for the most part, disappeared, but the motivation for same remains and all travelers here should be cautious and constantly aware of their surroundings.
worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/samerica/bo.htm   (1048 words)

 Bolivia Intercountry Adoption
When a married couple is adopting, it is sufficient for one spouse to remain in Bolivia for the duration of the adoption process; it is not necessary that both do so.
However, both adoptive parents must be present for the preliminary hearing on provisional placement, the evaluation, and the ratification of the adoption by the court.
However, Bolivia does not allow intercountry adoptions to countries that have not ratified the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption, including the United States.
travel.state.gov /family/adoption/country/country_356.html   (2025 words)

 ZNet Bolivia Watch
There may well be a revolution happening in Bolivia, with a great deal of repression occurring against a popular movement.
Bolivia's President Evo Morales, 46, talks to DER SPIEGEL about reform plans for his country, socialism in Latin America, and the often tense relations of the region's leftists with the United States.
On July 2, elections for a constituent assembly and a referendum on regional autonomy were held in Bolivia.
www.zmag.org /lam/boliviawatch.cfm   (309 words)

Although Bolivia sits on South America's second-largest natural gas reserves as well as considerable oil, the country has remained one of the poorest on the continent.
He carried out two of his three major initiatives in 2006: nationalizing Bolivia's energy industry in May, which is expected to double the country's annual revenues; and forming in August a constituent assembly to rewrite the constitution, which will ensure greater rights for indigenous Bolivians.
Bolivia: Government - Government Bolivia has had more than 190 revolutions and coups since it became independent in 1825.
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0107345.html   (1114 words)

 Ethnologue report for Bolivia
Ethnic population: 856 in Bolivia (2000 W. Adelaar).
Northern Bolivia, southeast of Riberalta, along the Beni River, east of the Beni, and 500 in the Pando on the west side of the Beni.
Ethnic population: 74 in Bolivia (2000 W. Adelaar).
www.ethnologue.com /show_country.asp?name=Bolivia   (684 words)

 List of political parties in Bolivia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bolivia has a multi-party system, with numerous parties in which no one party often has a chance of gaining power alone, and parties must work with each other to form coalition governments.
Workers Social Union of Bolivia (Unión Social de Trabajadores de Bolivia, USTB)
Communist Party of Bolivia (Partido Comunista de Bolivia, PCB)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_political_parties_in_Bolivia   (384 words)

 ENJOY BOLIVIA: Bolivia Travel Information Travel to Bolivia Tours in Bolivia. Hotel and Vacations in Bolivia - La Paz - ...
Make the best of your vacation with the most complete guide of Bolivia Cochabamba, La Paz, Oruro, Potosi, Santa Cruz, Sucre and Titicaca.
Read about the rich history of Bolivia's main cities, and learn about the places you should visit in your trip to Bolivia.
The Republic of Bolivia -that receives its name in honour of the liberator Simón Bolivar- is a bastion of cultural diversity in the centre of South America.
www.enjoybolivia.com   (253 words)

 Bolivia Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Bolivia may be one of the poorest countries in South America, but its cultural wealth, the vastly differing Amazonian and Andean landscapes and the remnants of mysterious ancient civilisations make it a rich and exciting destination if you're looking for more than postcards.
Check out what other travellers are saying about Bolivia.
Disclaimer: We've tried to make the information on this web site as accurate as possible, but it is provided 'as is' and we accept no responsibility for any loss, injury or inconvenience sustained by anyone resulting from this information.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/south-america/bolivia   (160 words)

 Bolivia Web - Maps - Travel Map of Bolivia
Liam O'Brien's career as a cartographer spans twenty years, fifteen of which were spent in Latin America doing mapping work for the Inter American Geodesic Survey.
O'Brien worked in Bolivia at the Instituto Geográfico Militar creating the national mapping series.
During his stay in Bolivia he hiked and climbed extensively in the Cordillera Real and published an article about it in the 1996 American Alpine Journal.
www.boliviaweb.com /maps/travmap.htm   (282 words)

 Bolivia Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online
Bolivia (Political) 1993 (233K) and pdf format (243K)
Bolivia (Political) 1986 (227K) and pdf format (295K)
Bolivia - Population and Administrative Divisions from Map No. 78499 1971 (149K)
www.lib.utexas.edu /maps/bolivia.html   (98 words)

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