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 Bolivia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bolivian silver mines produced much of the Spanish empire's wealth, and Potosí, site of the famed Cerro Rico — "Rich Hill" — was, for many years, the largest city in the Western Hemisphere.
Bolivian cities and towns are governed by directly elected mayors and councils.
Bolivian exports were $1.3 billion in 2002, from a low of $652 million in 1991.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bolivia   (4213 words)

 Bolivian Rosewood - Machaerium, sclieroxylon
Bolivian Rosewood offers a wide range of colors from medium to light browns through to almost fl brown purplish tones, on top of which there is frequent fl striping.
Bolivian Rosewood undergoes a substantial degree of color change as the wood lightens over time and more so in direct sunlight from the darker brown tones to lighter gold/tan tones with a muting the fresh milled color variation.
Bolivian Rosewood is 140% as hard as red oak (1780 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for red oak).
www.wflooring.com /Technical_Info/Species_Tech_Info/Species_Pages/rosewood_bolivian.htm   (338 words)

 AFL #109: Bolivian Quakers: Caught in the Cocaine Crossfire
But it and Bolivian society are caught between the rock of debt-fueled depression, and the hard place of the cocaine trade.
Asked whether this indicates Bolivian Friends are interested in liberation theology, he demurs, pointing instead to a developing "Andean theology" which he says is focussed on seeing the gospel through indigenous eyes, and working to revive and develop a native Christian identity.
Bolivian Friends are exhorted not to grow or use it (except medicinally), or smoke it in pitillos.
www.afriendlyletter.com /afl109.html   (1798 words)

 Bolivian Ram
The Bolivian Ram, also called the Butterfly Ram and the Red Ram, is a social fish that will form pairs and often remains "faithful" to each other.
Bolivian Rams are golden brown in color with reddish highlights on the dorsal and caudal fins and pearly turquoise-blue highlights on the pelvic and anal fins.
The Bolivian Ram is an egg layer that prefers soft to medium hardness, neutral pH and slightly raised water temperatures (77-82°F).
www.liveaquaria.com /product/prod_Display.cfm?siteid=21&pCatId=1082   (359 words)

 Bolivian Floods Kill 63, over 500 Homeless
Bolivian President Jorge Quiroga declared a state of emergency on Wednesday (Feb. 20), and requested the U.N. Development Program (UNDP) to coordinate international efforts to help the country after the powerful storm.
Bolivian Red Cross volunteers rescued a group of people who were trapped in the station of el Prado.
Bolivian national weather service estimated that a daily average of 6.7 gallons of water per 1.2 square yards drenched La Paz, the worst affected area.
www.redcross.org /news/in/flood/020227boliviafloods.html   (792 words)

 Birds » Parrots » Macaw - Bolivian Green Main Page
The Bolivian is known to carry the general appearance of the Military Macaw, but with a reddish-brown throat, an extra outer webbing of flight feathers, and occasionally a darker tinge of blue on the tips of the tail feathers.
The overall color of the Bolivian Green Macaw is olive green, with an offset of red feathers on its forehead and directly behind the fl beak.
The overall length of the Bolivian Green Macaw is approximately 28 inches, with a wing length average of 14 inches.
www.centralpets.com /animals/birds/parrots/prt5742.html   (740 words)

 Harvard Gazette: Bolivian peasants suffer in drug war, speaker says
Those peasants are caught in the crosshairs of the U.S. and Bolivian governments' war against the trade in cocaine, which is made from coca leaves.
Trying to eliminate coca is to Bolivian peasants, said Zurita, as trying to ban the grape would be to wine-drinkers in the United States.
She also asked for help in stopping alternative development projects, which, she said, are not only a failure in the field, but also see much of their funds siphoned off into the pockets of unscrupulous government officials.
www.news.harvard.edu /gazette/2003/03.06/15-coca.html   (725 words)

 Bolivian would oppose coca eradication - Boston.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Currently, the Bolivian government permits the cultivation of 29,600 acres of coca leaf for traditional uses.
Bolivians, who have grown the coca leaf for thousands of years, drink it as tea, chew the leaf to stave off hunger while working, and use it in Indian religious ceremonies.
U.S. and Bolivian government officials say the coca that is produced above the legal limit of 29,600 acres is destined for cocaine production, while Morales and his supporters argue that the government is underestimating the demand for legal domestic consumption.
www.boston.com /news/world/latinamerica/articles/2005/09/21/bolivian_candidate_vows_to_protect_coca   (397 words)

 ZNet |Bolivia | Bolivian Government Falling Apart
He responded by saying that the Peruvian Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso) and the Bolivian coca growers were plotting against him and that Colombian terrorist groups are training the coca growers in terrorist activities.
The president's comments linking popular Bolivian protests to foreign terrorist groups prove either that he is out of touch with the harsh reality facing Bolivia or that he is simply misrepresenting the situation in order to justify his excessive use of force to quell the unrest the country.
Bolivians must be allowed to determine their own political future, free from U.S. pressure or sanctions, within the framework of their own laws and constitution.
www.zmag.org /content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=52&ItemID=4365   (1850 words)

 Bolivia's War Over Water   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Last night the Bolivian government issued its response, sending more than 1,000 army and police in from outside Cochabamba and declaring the march banned and illegal, an especially loaded act from a President, Hugo Banzer, who in the 1970s had ruled for 7 years as an unelected dictator, Bolivia's companion to Augusto Pinochet.
Bolivian governments and the private sector have studied alternatives to increase water supply and expand water service in Cochabamba for more than 20 years.
The Bolivian President, desperate to look friendly to foreign investment, may well be eager to write the company a check just to bring the conflict to an end.
democracyctr.org /waterwar   (11551 words)

 Laikakota Cultural Complex
The Bolivian government has made the project a priority and approved a unique debt swap mechanism that has generated $600,000 for the Foundation and will help to cover recurrent costs in the future and ensure the sustainability of the Complex.
An agreement is being prepared with the Bolivian Ministry of Education which is currently implementing a reform of the entire educational system, with a strong emphasis on interculturality.
Bolivian experts in craft development visited Mexico to learn from that country's support for popular arts and to establish a collaborative agreement with the National Fund for the Support of Handicrafts (FONART).
www.esperanto.com /Quipus/laika.html   (1437 words)

 AGU Web Site: Deep Bolivian Earthquake
Instead of bringing death and destruction, the recent Bolivian quake, the largest quake of any type in recent decades, has given scientists one of the best probes yet of the Earth's interior.
Scientists have thought for some time that conventional faults or brittle failure faulting cannot form in rock subjected to the conditions found at the depths of the Bolivian quake, which occurred where the Nazca plate is being subducted beneath the mantle of the South American continent.
From the new data, scientists generally believe the rupture geometry of the Bolivian earthquake is practically horizontal.
www.agu.org /sci_soc/bolivian.html   (1205 words)

 USATODAY.com - Unrest escalates in Bolivian capital   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Argentina had hoped to help build a new pipeline to raise its imports of Bolivian gas to more than 20 million cubic feet per day from 6.5 million, but those plans are now on hold.
Brazil, too, had considered increasing its reliance on Bolivian gas, but the recent turmoil and the discovery of a new gas field near the industrial city of Sao Paulo is leading the government to reconsider its options.
Highlighting that reluctance, Argentina and Brazil are expected to sign an agreement later this week with Chile and Uruguay to study the feasibility of building a $2.5 billion pipeline to bring Peruvian gas into their countries, bypassing Bolivia.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2005-06-07-bolivia-unrest_x.htm   (973 words)

 Bolivian Naval Ensign
Janeʼs [jfs] has three color pictures of the Bolivian Navy in which flags are visible and in each case the only flag flown is the regular Bolivian tricolor, not the naval ensign.
The red-yellow-green civil flag of Bolivia is authorized for use as a civil ensign by Bolivian registered shipping, despite the fact that Bolivia has no coastline.
The 9 small stars on the Bolivian naval flag represent the current 9 departments of Bolivia while the tenth symbolizes Boliviaʼs irredentist claim for sea access.
www.fotw.us /flags/bo~.html   (730 words)

 Bolivia Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Bolivia Web.com directory of Bolivian web sites; also has chat, a quiz to test your knowlegde of the country and classifieds.
Bolivian congress refuses presidential request to call early election, allowing him to step down
Bolivian President Carlos Mesa has decided to remain in office despite speculation he might quit following w...
archive.wn.com /2005/03/23/1400/bolivia   (435 words)

 Bolivian President   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Bolivian President Jorge Quiroga (center) leaves OAS headquarters with Secretary General César Gaviria.
Quiroga also talked about the problem of illegal drugs, calling terrorism and drug trafficking "Siamese twins." Bolivia has cut the amount of coca produced within its borders by more than 90% through its Dignity Plan and is developing new economic opportunities with its natural gas reserves, Quiroga said.
In his welcoming remarks, OAS Secretary General César Gaviria said the Bolivian government's efforts in eradicating illegal crops serve as "an example for the rest of the countries of the region that are affected by this problem."
www.oas.org /oasnews/2002/English/Jan_Feb/art3.html   (315 words)

 Bolivian Charity Foundation - Ongoing Projects   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Since 1997 Bolivian Charity Foundation of Houston has been part of the development of Juan Jose Torrez School on the outskirts of Cochabamba, Bolivia.
With the help of Bolivian Charity Foundation, all these people are enabled to better adjust to their family life as well as to the society in which they live.
Centro Educativo Agropecuario was founded in 1992 with the help of FIS (Fondo de Inversion Social, Society Investment Fund), thanks to the new educational reform process in Bolivia (Reforma Educativa) and under the auspices of the People’s Participation Law (Ley de Participacion Popular).
www.boliviancharity.com /projects.htm   (698 words)

 Prehispanic Earthworks of the Baures Region of the Bolivian Amazon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The documentation of the prehispanic raised field agriculture in the Beni region of Bolivia (Denevan 1966) and elsewhere in the humid tropical lowlands of South America (Lathrap 1970; Denevan 1966, 1970, 1983) demonstrated that intensive agriculture was possible and that large, dense populations were supported in these areas.
Collaborating institutions include the University Museum, University of Wisconsin, CORDEBENI, Bolivian Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development, and the regional government of the Department of the Beni and the municipality of Baures.
This is a chance to become involved in a important project to investigate long term ancient land use in the Bolivian Amazon and to establish a national park/ecological reserve to protect and manage the archaeological and biological resources of the region might otherwise be destroyed through colonization by ranchers and agriculturalists.
www.sas.upenn.edu /~cerickso/baures/baures2.htm   (4771 words)

 Wilson Bulletin: Rediscovery of the Bolivian Recurvebill with notes on other little-known species of the Bolivian ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Rediscovery of the Bolivian Recurvebill with notes on other little-known species of the Bolivian Andes.
Santa Cruz, in Aug 1989 found populations of two rare species of the Bolivian Andes, the Bolivian Recurvebill (Simoxenops striatus) and the Ashy Antwren (Myrmotherula grisea).
Documentation of territorial and feeding behavior of the two species and seven other little-known Bolivian species was done, and recordings of bird-songs were sent to the Library of Natural Sounds in Cornell University.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:12492363&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (196 words)

 Bolivia: The Cities
Worldwide, their mask is the symbol of Bolivian folklore.
The main groups in the carnival are the Diablos or Devil Dancers that delight visitors not only with their difficult moves, but also with their incredibly elaborate costumes; their mask is the symbol of Bolivian folklore worldwide.
With very little indian blood, Chapacos have light skin, blond hair and blue eyes; they are true lovers of music, song and the wine that is produced from the grapes grown everywhere.
www.travelvantage.com /bol_cities.html   (2653 words)

 Prospects for the Control of Bolivian Hemorrhagic Fever
Bolivian hemorrhagic fever (BHF) was first identified in 1959 as a sporadic hemorrhagic illness in rural areas of Beni department, Bolivia.
Thus, local health authorities are confronted with the challenge of allocating limited health resources for the control of BHF as the demand for work with other important diseases increases.
Bolivian health care providers and public health officials recognized the need for education of health care providers and subsequently established a training program aimed at increasing clinicians' recognition of BHF particularly in the disease-endemic region.
www.cdc.gov /ncidod/eid/vol1no3/kilgore.htm   (1690 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Bolivian leader defies rioters
But in a national broadcast he insisted that "a large subversive project, organised and financed from abroad, is looming to destroy Bolivian democracy".
But Bolivian Vice-President Carlos Mesa announced he was withdrawing his support for the president's policies and the Minister of Economic Development, Jorge Torres Oblea, tendered his resignation.
La Paz is suffering food and fuel shortages because of the roadblocks and strikes, while all flights to and from the airport have been suspended.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/americas/3186570.stm   (600 words)

 US Drug War At Center Stage In Renewed Bolivian Violence
Two weeks ago an informal alliance of teachers, farmers, rural water users and others began a series of national protest actions aimed at forcing the Bolivian government to the table over a mix of issues including teacher salaries, eradication of the last remaining coca crop, and the construction of three new, U.S.-financed military bases.
In September the Bolivian government’s coca eradication efforts were cited by President Clinton as his main reason for proposing that the U.S. and other lenders forgive the nation’s multi-million dollar foreign debt.
With nearly 95% of the crop already eradicated in the region, they argue, the small crops that remain would be for traditional uses, including the wide-spread Bolivian practice of chewing coca leaves.
www.commondreams.org /views/100200-104.htm   (1460 words)

 The NarcoSphere || Wanted: Former Bolivian President Is Called to Justice
The gauntlet was thus thrown down to the Bush administration in Washington, which, according to U.S. Ambassador David Greenlee responding to Bolivian journalists last night, has allowed the former president, Goni, to remain legally in the United States for the past year...
So far the only news agencies in English to report the news are the BBC, reporting, "The Bolivian Congress has voted to put former President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada on trial over the deaths of up to 80 people in October last year," and the faded UPI.
The current Bolivian President Carlos Mesa was, until a year ago this week, Vice President to the notorious "Goni." He broke with Goni after the massacre of civilian protestors during the Gas War of 2003.
narcosphere.narconews.com /story/2004/10/14/93626/924   (1628 words)

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