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  Encyclopedia: Bolivia
Bolivia's weakness was demonstrated during the War of the Pacific (1879–83), when it lost its seacoast, and the adjoining rich nitrate fields, together with the port of Antofagasta, to Chile.
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.
Bolivia's ethnic distribution is estimated to be 33% Quechua and 30% Aymara Amerindians, 25% Mestizo (mixed Amerindian and European) and 12% European.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Bolivia   (10213 words)

 Cochabamba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cochabamba is a city in central Bolivia, located in a valley bearing the same name in the Andes mountain range.
It is the capital of the Cochabamba Department and is the third-largest city in Bolivia with a metropolitan population of more than 800,000 people.
In 2000, Cochabamba was wracked with large-scale protests over the privatization of the city's water supply.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cochabamba,_Bolivia   (438 words)

 Cochabamba, Bolivia -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Cochabamba is a city in central (A landlocked Republic in central South America; Simon Bolivar founded Bolivia in 1825 after winning independence from Spain) Bolivia, located in a valley bearing the same name in the (A mountain range in South America running 5000 miles along the Pacific coast) Andes mountain range.
Cochabamba is served by Jorge Wilstermann Airport ((additional info and facts about IATA) IATA code CBB), which handles domestic and international flights.
In 2000, Cochabamba was wracked with large-scale (The act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent) protests over the privatization of the city's water supply.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/co/cochabamba,_bolivia.htm   (554 words)

 americas.org - Bolivian Water War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Cochabamba, Bolivia, has recently become a dramatic example of both the arrogance of international capital, and the potential for substantial and successful resistance.
Bolivia’s President, Hugo Banzer, who ruled the country as a dictator from 1971-78 (a neighbor and close ally of Augusto Pinochet), responded by bringing in more than 1,000 police and soldiers from outside the city and imposing a military takeover of Cochabamba’s center.
Cochabamba, Bolivia: As many as six thousand protesters continued to pour into the city’s central plaza Monday on the widespread public unrest continues to bring normal life throughout the nation to a near halt.
www.americas.org /News/Features/200004_Bolivia_Water/Shultz_and_Kruse.htm   (7421 words)

 Globalisation, neo-liberalism and negotiated development in the Andes: Water Projects and Regional Identity in ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
In Bolivia the notion of 'growth with equity' was used to rethink policies of decentralisation and privatisation.
The citizens of Cochabamba believe that Misicuni is the solution to their water problems because, for 40 years, prior to each election every politician has promised to build this project in order to solve Cochabamba's water problem.
In Bolivia, however, approaches which suggest that big dam projects like Misicuni are too large, too expensive, environmentally damaging and are derived from a different era co-exist with powerful regional ideas about central government owing compensation to Cochabamba for the ways in which the region has been marginalised.
www.aguabolivia.org /newcastle/contratos/Nina-Simon.htm   (7591 words)

 Cochabamba on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Cochabamba has many historical buildings, including a convent with five paintings by the Spanish artist Goya, and a monument to the women of the city who fought and died in the Bolivian war of independence (1815).
Cochabamba is the seat of the Universidad Mayor de San Simón.
Libertadores: Guaraní viaja por más puntos a Cochabamba
www.encyclopedia.com /html/C/Cochabam.asp   (677 words)

 Cochabamba, Bolivia - Reviews on RateItAll   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
With a population of 408,000 residents, Cochabamba is Bolivia’s 3rd largest city.
A main point of interest in Cochabamba is a monument dedication to the women who fought and died in the Bolivian war for independence in 1815.
Cochabamba is a nice city and certainly my favorite to live in of the 3 major cities (la Paz and Santa Cruz being the other two).
www.rateitall.com /i-1458-cochabamba-bolivia.aspx   (150 words)

 The Democracy Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The Center has engaged both Bechtel and the World Bank directly on their actions and led the campaign to file an International Citizen’s Petition with the World Bank demanding that the Bechtel vs. Bolivia case be opened.
“BOLIVIA’S WAR OVER WATER”: Jim Shultz’s complete history of the Bolivian water revolt, published in We are Everywhere (Verso Press 2003).
COCHABAMBA’S WATER BILLS FROM BECHTEL: The direct proof of Bechtel’s continued mistruths about what it did in Bolivia – viewable copies of the water bills with Bechtel’s increases and a chart of the water rate hikes drawn directly from the water company’s computers.
www.democracyctr.org /bechtel   (566 words)

 FRONTLINE/WORLD . Bolivia - Leasing the Rain . Timeline: Cochabamba Water Revolt | PBS
Cochabamba protesters shut down the city for four days, going on strike and erecting roadblocks throughout the city.
When asked about the events in Cochabamba during a press conference in Washington, D.C., World Bank President James Wolfensohn maintains that people in Bolivia and elsewhere should be charged for the use of public services (such as water), as public subsidies of such services lead to waste.
Oscar Olivera is arrested in Cochabamba by Bolivian authorities on charges of "sedition, conspiracy, instigating public disorder and criminal association." Warrants based on similar charges are issued for two other members of The Coalition in Defense of Water and Life.
www.pbs.org /frontlineworld/stories/bolivia/timeline.html   (1622 words)

 NOW with Bill Moyers. Science & Health. Leasing the Rain - Synopsis | PBS
Cochabamba is a town of 800,000 situated high in the Andes Mountains of Bolivia.
Bolivia is the poorest country in South America.
In the 1990s, Bolivia, under pressure from the United States, eradicated its most lucrative export - coca - the leaf that is used for cocaine.
www.pbs.org /now/science/bolivia.html   (725 words)

 Bolivia | Cochabamba Declaration on the Right to Water | Dec 2000
However, the government of Bolivia is not recognizing the transfer of shares as legitimate and insisting that the dispute be settled in Bolivian courts.
A dynamic group of individuals journeyed to Bolivia to witness resistance to globalization on a local scale and to commit their skills and knowledge towards an international plan of action.
Bolivia is at a critical moment: if the government decides to join NAFTA, water will become a tradable commodity, and the "right" to water will pass over completely to the hands of corporations like Bechtel.
www.nadir.org /nadir/initiativ/agp/free/imf/bolivia/cochabamba.htm   (2421 words)

 Bolivia, Map and Flag
Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and counter-coups.
Bolivia, long one of the poorest and least developed Latin American countries, made considerable progress in the 1990s toward the development of a market-oriented economy.
Bolivia's GDP failed to grow in 2001 due to the global slowdown and laggard domestic activity.
www.greatestcities.com /South_America/Bolivia.html   (1247 words)

 Bolivia's War Over Water   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Bolivia, in many ways, is the poster child for what happens when a poor country is left to the whims of global economic planners.
Bolivia's President, Hugo Banzer (who ruled the country as dictator for most of the 1970s) declared a "state of emergency", pulled the plug on radio stations, sent soldiers into the street (killing a 17 year old boy and injuring hundreds more) and tried to blame the water protests on "narcotraffickers".
For the people of Bolivia and the families that have already suffered so deeply once because of Bechtel's involvement in their lives, $25 million means much more.
democracyctr.org /waterwar   (11551 words)

 Uprising in Bolivia
In April of this year Cochabamba, Bolivia was the site of fierce protests that succeeded in reverting privatization of the local water system by a Bechtel Corporation affiliate, and forced substantive changes to water legislation that local communities felt would cause them to lose control of their indigenous water systems.
Bolivia's rural public school teachers have been on an open-ended strike since Sept. 13, pushing for a 50% wage increase among other demands; the strike was joined on Sept. 18 by the urban public school teachers.
Bolivia's new deputy minister of social defense, Roberto Lemaitre Mendoza, has hinted that the coca elimination goals could be set back by two months because of the latest Chapare protests.
www.1worldcommunication.org /bolivia.htm   (15087 words)

 Bolivia Web - Bolivia and Main Cities - Cochabamba
Currently, Cochabamba is a progressive and economically active city.
Cochabamba lies in a fertile valley at 2,558 meters above sea level, surrounded by the Tunari hill, the Alalay lagoon and the San Sebastian hill.
By November 1996, according to data from the Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE) Cochabamba had 482,857 inhabitants.
www.boliviaweb.com /cities/cbba.htm   (515 words)

 Cochabamba Bolivia Travel and Tours to Cochabamba Enjoy Bolivia
Before the arrival of the Spanish conquerors, the valley of Cochabamba (from the Quechua term, cocha: lagoon and pampas: plain), was inhabited by primitive cultures that, later on, fell under the domain of the Collas.
History says that the city of Cochabamba -capital of the department of the same name- was founded twice.
The capital of the valleys of Bolivia is ready to visit the travelers.
www.enjoybolivia.com /english/guiadestinos/cochabamba/INTRO_IN.shtml   (358 words)

 Asuka In Cochabamba, BOLIVIA
In Bolivia, I found that as dire as their living conditions were, people were generally happy with what they had.
The day after her arrival, I took her to both my volunteering position in the morning, where I help kids whose parents are incarcerated with their school homework, and also to my formal "work" at the orphanage.
Santa Cruz is the wealthiest city in Bolivia, being the home of several important oil, soya and sugar companies.
asukayoshioka.blogspot.com   (3728 words)

 ENJOY BOLIVIA: Bolivia Travel Information Travel to Bolivia Tours in Bolivia. Hotel and Vacations in Bolivia - La Paz - ...
Read about the rich history of Bolivia's main cities, and learn about the places you should visit in your trip to Bolivia.
Bolivia is a heap of enormous natural wealth.
The Republic of Bolivia -that receives its name in honor to the liberator Simón Bolivar- is a bastion of the cultural diversity in the center of South America.
www.enjoybolivia.com   (259 words)

 ipedia.com: Cochabamba, Bolivia Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
It is the capital of the Department of Cochabamba and is the third-largest city in Boliv...
With the silver mining industry at its height, Cochabamba thrived during its first centuries of existance.
South America's biggest open-air market, called La Cancha, is open seven days a week in Cochabamba.
www.ipedia.com /cochabamba__bolivia.html   (401 words)

 OneWorld.net / tv / Latin America & Caribbean / South America / Bolivia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Una lotta che è iniziata nel 2000 a Cochabamba dove i movimenti indigeni hanno difeso il diritto all’acqua impedendo le privatizzazioni imposte dalla Banca Mondiale e dalla multinazionale statunitense Bechtel e poi nel 2004 riuscendo a cacciare la francese Lionnays des Eaux e la spagnola Abengoa.
Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Jim Schultz, executive director of the Democracy Center in Cochabamba, Bolivia, who analyzes the roots of the nation's popular resistance to U.S.-backed neo-liberal economic policies and their connection to the wider progressive movements across Latin America.
Image: Many of Bolivia's 34 inidigenous communities have been at the forefront of protests calling for greater national control of the country's resources.
www.oneworld.net /article/country/68   (1548 words)

 Los Tiempos Noticias de Bolivia, Noticias Nacionales, Noticias Locales, Noticias Internacionales   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Una extraña epidemia de “resfríos de verano” llega a Cochabamba a pesar de que las temperaturas máximas están, en esta época, por encima de los 30 grados centígrados.
Interconexión Eléctrica Sociedad Anónima (ISA) Bolivia entregó al Gobierno de Bolivia 588 kilómetros de líneas eléctricas de 220 mil voltios y cinco subestaciones de alta tensión, que ya empezaron a operar.
Cochabamba disputa dos finales en el cierre de los Juegos Nacionales Estudiantiles hoy.
www.lostiempos.com   (534 words)

 Travel in Cochabamba - Bolivia - America - Culture - WorldTravelGate.net®-   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Cochabamba is known for its tranquil land, set among trees.
Its location, on the agricultural belt of Bolivia, makes Cochabamba the granary or bread basket of the country.
The inhabitants of Cochabamba are well known for their love of music and poetry.
www.americatravelling.net /bolivia/cochabamba/cochabamba_culture.htm   (253 words)

 Cochabamba, Bolivia
Cochabamba -- the name is a corruption of the Quechua words meaning "swampy plain" -- is a city in a high-land valley of the Andes mountains.
I wanted to put some pictures on the web to show how lovely Cochabamba is, but -- as is so often the case -- I ended up with pictures of streets and flowers.
I fear that the spirit that I tried to capture is one that can only be felt by walking its streets and enjoying its people.
jim.mcintosh.name /pages/southamerica/bolivia/2001/cochabamba.html   (340 words)

 Volunteer Bolivia || We offer Spanish Languaje Classes, Volunteer Work, Cultural Center Bolivia
Volunteer Bolivia is based in the heart of downtown Cochabamba’s social district.
The third largest city in Bolivia, Cochabamba is home to approximately 800,000 people and the largest open-air market in the country.
Nestled in a high valley (8,430 ft./ 2570 ms.) and surrounded by numerous farming villages, the department of Cochabamba produces a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.
www.volunteerbolivia.org   (276 words)

 Bolivian Youth Ministries -- Cochabamba, Bolivia
We focus keenly on the unreachables of Bolivia; that is to say those children who are in high risk categories and are living in situations that will certainly lead to their spiritual and physical death.
This includes, but is not limited to, orphans, the abandoned, the mistreated, street children, prison children, etc. These are children that, without direct intervention by an outside force and without the Grace of God presented in their lives, face certain demise.
Much more can be said (and is in writing) regarding the system of jails here in Bolivia, what the children are up against and how we strive to reach them.
www.byministries.org   (589 words)

 CIA - The World Factbook -- Bolivia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Bolivia, long one of the poorest and least developed Latin American countries, reformed its economy after suffering a disastrous economic crisis in the early 1980s.
Economic growth, however, lagged again beginning in 1999 because of a global slowdown and homegrown factors such as political turmoil, civil unrest, and soaring fiscal deficits, all of which hurt investor confidence.
Bolivia remains dependent on foreign aid from multilateral lenders and foreign governments.
www.cia.gov /cia/publications/factbook/geos/bl.html   (1163 words)

 Real Estate For Sale in Bolivia - Available Properties - Viviun the Leader in International Property Listings
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The Diocese of Cochabamba was erected by a Bull of Pius IX, 25 June, 1847, and is a suffragan of Charcas (La Plata).
It was the fourth diocese established in Bolivia, the Archdiocese of Charcas (La Plata) and the Dioceses of La Paz and Santa Cruz having been created early in the seventeenth century.
It comprises the department of Cochabamba and part of the adjoining department of Beni.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/04075b.htm   (211 words)

 LDS Temples - Cochabamba Bolivia Temple
Location: Avenida Melchor Urquidi 1500, Alto Queru Queru, Cochabamba, Bolivia.
We will then be able to have a temple in the nation of Bolivia.
We will look forward to seeing you in about two years when this magnificent building will be dedicated as the House of the Lord" (Church News, 23 November 1996).
www.ldschurchtemples.com /cgi-bin/pages.cgi?cochabamba   (197 words)

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