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  Bolivia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bolivia   (4237 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Bolivia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The west of Bolivia is situated in the Andes mountain range, with the highest peak, Nevado Sajama at 6,542 m.
Bolivia, long one of the poorest and least developed Latin American countries, has made considerable progress 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.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Bolivia   (672 words)

  
 Bolivia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
This culture, centered around and named for the great city of Tiwanaku, developed advanced architectural and agricultural techniques before it disappeared around 1200 A.D., probably because of extended drought.
Bolivia is one of three countries in Latin America where over half of the population is of Amerindian ancestry.
Bolivia's ethnic distribution is estimated to be 33% Quechua, 30% Aymara, 25% Mestizo (mixed indian and European) and 12% pure European.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/B/Bolivia.htm   (3834 words)

  
 Language Crossing - Culture of Bolivia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The largest ethnic group is the Quechua with 30% of Bolivia’s population.
Over half of the population is full-blooded indigenous and the vast majority has some ethnic connection to the indigenous cultures that lived in the region before the arrival of Europeans.
The standard of living is relatively low in Bolivia compared to other countries in South America, mostly due to its historically slow economic development.
www.languagecrossing.com /destinations/bolivia/culture_of_bolivia   (287 words)

  
 Bolivia’s future / Books / Culture / Home - Morning Star
Bolivia was soon being trumpeted as an example of how neoliberal economic policies could work in an underdeveloped country.
Bolivia still remains the poorest country in Latin American despite its rich ore deposits, particularly tin.
Crabtree's book provides no astrologer's predictions of what Bolivia's future holds, but it gives us an understanding of the forces at work and, given the present progressive trends in the region, an inkling of what is possible.
www.morningstaronline.co.uk /index2.php/free/culture/books/bolivia_s_future   (868 words)

  
 About Bolivia
Bolivia is three times the size of Montana and has a population of more than eight million people, which makes it the eighth most populous nation in South America.
As important as the government is, the economy of Bolivia is an equally important factor in the culture of Bolivia.
Bolivia, being the poor country it is, still has a rich culture.
www.jnetcreations.com /fairhaven/about.htm   (1572 words)

  
 Adventure Life Bolivia trips explore the diverse Bolivian culture and history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Bolivia was so far away from the new capital of Lima on the coast that most indigenous Bolivians were initially unaffected by the conquest.
Bolivia is also home to the largest indigenous population in the Americas.
Bolivia's Colonial heritage is among the longest in the Americas.
www.adventure-life.com /bolivia/bolivia_hist-culture.html   (1028 words)

  
 Bolivia History, History of Bolivia, Bolivian Culture
Bolivia history reflects the influence of the richest cultural treasures of the Inca civilization.
While the Inca culture plays a prominent role in the history of Bolivia, the enduring legacy that was imprinted upon this country by the subsequent Spanish conquest of the 15th century also made a lasting impression on the nature of this Andean nation.
Bolivian culture, now a mix of Spanish, Quechua, Aymara, is an amalgam of the cultures that have risen and fallen since ancient times.
www.destination360.com /south-america/bolivia/bolivia-history.php   (521 words)

  
 Bolivia Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Musical traditions within Bolivia are distinctly regional: strains of Andean music from the desolate Altiplano are suitably haunting and mournful, while those of warmer Tarija, with its compliment of bizarre musical instruments, take on more ebullient tones.
Roughly 95% of Bolivia's population professes to be Roman Catholic, but the absence of clergy in rural areas has led to a synthesis of Inca and Aymará beliefs with Christianity.
Bolivia's food is dominated by meat dishes, accompanied by rice, potatoes and shredded lettuce.
www.traveldocs.com /bo/culture.htm   (234 words)

  
 Bolivia Gold Mining
Bolivia is working with the World Bank to audit state-owned mines to that ensure private investors are not liable for past pollution.
Bolivia is dependent on foreign capital to modernize its inefficient mining sector.
Culture: YES The culture of Bolivia's Indians and peasants has been endangered since the Spaniards created crown mining centers in the 1500s.
www.american.edu /projects/mandala/TED/bolgold.htm   (2244 words)

  
 Learn Spanish in Bolivia. Know Bolivia Spanish Schools   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Nicknamed the Tibet of the Americas, landlocked Bolivia is the highest and most isolated country in the Americas.
Bolivia has as wide a range of elevation and topography and hence different climatic patterns as well.
The two poles of climatic misery in Bolivia are Puerto Suarez for its stifling, humid heat, and Uyuni for its near-Arctic cold and icy winds.
www.spanishinlatinamerica.com /bolivia.know.asp   (167 words)

  
 Bolivian Holidays, Bolivia Music, Bolivian Culture
Bolivian culture is distinct, and the processions that one sees on religious holidays are of a recurring theme for a reason.
According to Bolivia's historic tradition, a number of celebrations are in honor of certain Saints.
In Bolivia music is still played in the old ways, and the reed flutes and llama skin drums provide an accompaniment to dancing and procession that can only be described as purely authentic.
www.destination360.com /south-america/bolivia/events-and-holidays.php   (535 words)

  
 Spanish Abroad - Study Spanish In Bolivia - Country Guide - Country Overview
Bolivia is the highest and most isolated of all the Andean nations located in South America.
Bolivia is an incredibly beautiful country with many different types of climates and terrain.
Moving deeper into Bolivia, a must see location is Potosi (elevation 13,350 ft.), said to be the worlds highest city, and a famous silver mining area.
www.spanishabroad.com /bolivia.htm   (963 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Culture Shock! Bolivia: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Bolivia is a country with serious upheavals (economic and political) and it has an engaging and often revolutionary political system.
I think it shows true respect for a culture to be able to proudly display its strengths and honestly discuss what 'stinks.' Arrogance in the Bolivian professional world that forces the 'unconnected' to be treated dismissively is not just an opportunity for the disenfranchised to learn patience.
It is a flaw in that culture...just as it is in any culture where it occurs (there, I've said it and the PC God didn't strike me dead!) Having said that, I must admit that Cramer does not sugar coat everything.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/1558682988   (977 words)

  
 Bolivia Flag, Bolivia History, Culture of Bolivia, Economy of Bolivia, Flag of Bolivia
The flag of Bolivia is made up of three equal horizontal bands - red at the top, yellow in the center and green at the bottom.
Though Bolivia has had a long spell of poor economy, this Latin American country is marching along the progress path to become a market-oriented economy.
Bolivia's GDP failed to grow in 2001 due to the global slowdown and a lack in domestic activity.
www.mapsofworld.com /country-profile/bolivia1.html   (541 words)

  
 Travel in Oruro - Bolivia - Culture - WorldTravelGate.net®-
It is the folkloric capital of Bolivia due to its colourful carnival, dedicated to the virgin of Socavón, patron of the miners.
Oruro is the center of the railway system of Bolivia and was an important mine resources of Bolivia.
The carnival becomes more and more fabulous every year, but the miners, who once controlled the event, have disappeared from the carnival groups, and their carnival is celebrated in the street on a totally different social level.
www.americatravelling.net /bolivia/oruro/oruro_culture.htm   (382 words)

  
 The Dickinsonian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In Hotel Bolivia: The Culture of Memory in a Refugee from Nazism, Leo Spitzer, born in La Paz, Bolivia, assumes the double role of historian and participant as he takes the reader along on a fascinating journey through Bolivia's Jewish quarters.
His narrative explains the ways in which the Jews in Bolivia recreated the culture of their native countries in a foreign land that was unlike anything the majority of them had ever seen.
Spitzer wants to continue to transmit the memories of life in Bolivia to others because "transmission is surrounded by values and lessons that transcend its inherent limitations..." Hotel Bolivia, then, is about continuing the transmission of memory from one generation to the next, so as not to forget the past.
www.dickinson.edu /dsonian/14Mar2003/Spitzer.html   (861 words)

  
 Bolivia Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
The air is high and rare and traditional culture is alive and well.
Bolivia may be one of the poorest countries in South America, but its cultural wealth, the mindblowing Andean landscapes and the remnants of mysterious ancient civilisations make it a rich and exciting destination for those looking for more than postcards.
Bolivia has experienced severe civil unrest of late with the highest incidence of travel disruption around the capital La Paz and in western Bolivia.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/south-america/bolivia   (215 words)

  
 Bolivia Times
Bolivia Web.com directory of Bolivian web sites; also has chat, a quiz to test your knowlegde of the country and classifieds.
Bolivia Net links to businesses and other Bolivia-related sites; also a section in Spanish with history and jokes.
Explore rural Bolivia and Peru on a cultural tour of the region.
archive.wn.com /2005/04/17/1400/bolivia   (492 words)

  
 Hotel Bolivia : The Culture of Memory in a Refuge From Nazism (Leo Spitzer)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
As a grand son of jews that also took Bolivia (1910) as a Refuge from the madness of Pogroms in czarist Russia, I was since long ago interested in the following waves of forced jewish inmigration in this country.
Leo Spitzer, a Professor of History at Dartmouth and specialist in cultural memory and gender studies, was born in La Paz in 1939, his parents having just fled their beloved Vienna.
His book, Hotel Bolivia, succeeds in providing an enlightening look at the little known story of the Jewish refugee community in Bolivia; and also, for the most part, Spitzer accomplishes his goal to craft a meditation on the nature of individual and collective memories and the ability of people to adapt to their new environment.
www.interference.com /webstore/us/product/0809055457.htm   (770 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - McDonald's to leave Bolivia for good   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Thousands of Bolivians crammed into McDonald's Saturday to order their final Big Macs before the fast food restaurant leaves the country for good.
McDonald's served its last hamburgers in Bolivia Saturday at midnight, after announcing a global restructuring plan in which it would close its doors in seven countries with poor profit margins.
Bolivia is a country with nearly 60% indigenous population.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2002-12-01-bolivia-mcdonalds_x.htm   (570 words)

  
 GORP - Practicalities - Bolivia Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Bolivia has a variety of climates, from tropical in the south, to cool and sunny in the altiplano and Andes.
Bolivia's main exports are natural gas, gold, silver, tin, wolfram, wood, cattle, cotton, sugar, soy beans, and diverse manufactures.
Through the capitalization program, Bolivia in 1995 transferred the administration and ownership of 50 % of the shares for four strategic state-owned companies (electricity, airline, telecommunications, and rail road) to foreign strategic investors.
gorp.away.com /gorp/location/latamer/bolivia/practic.htm   (1255 words)

  
 Spanish Abroad - People, traditions and culture of Bolivia
Bolivia has a population of about 8 million people.
Bolivia is the poorest country in South America and the standard of living is quite low.
Bolivians are proud of their heritage and strongly resist cultural change.
www.spanishabroad.com /bolivia/countryguide/b_people.htm   (225 words)

  
 Bolivia Information Page
U.S. actions were in response to requests from the Government of Bolivia under Article 9 of the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property.
With respect to the 2001 agreement, it was found that the Pre-Columbian culture of Bolivia achieved a high degree of technological, agricultural, and artistic achievement but the culture as a whole remains poorly understood.
The pillage is widespread, on-going, and systematically destroying the non-renewable archaeological record of Bolivia.
exchanges.state.gov /culprop/blfact.html   (835 words)

  
 Language Schools in Bolivia. Bolivian International Language Schools Programs from GoAbroad.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Known as the white city of the Americas, Sucre is the beautiful colonial judicial capital of Bolivia.
The project runs in conjunction with leaders and teachers of the communities, to assist with the education of children and adults who otherwise may not have the opportuni...
A 3-month journey exploring the languages and cultures of Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador.
www.languageschoolsguide.com /Bolivia.cfm   (809 words)

  
 Bolivia - Culture
And the mixed population of the Spanish and natives developed their own culture.
Maria Josefa Mujia of Bolivia turned her blindness into a passion for writing.
Maria Josefa Mujia was born November 12, 1812, in Bolivia.
www.edhelper.com /ReadingComprehension_Geography_252_1.html   (263 words)

  
 Travel in Cochabamba - Bolivia - America - Culture - WorldTravelGate.net®-   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
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.
The region is truly a paradise for those who like to get away in the wilderness but remain close to civilization.
www.americatravelling.net /bolivia/cochabamba/cochabamba_culture.htm   (253 words)

  
 Bolivia - ObjectID - KIT Culture - KIT (Royal Tropical Institute)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Vice Ministry of Culture in Bolivia is responsible for documenting not only the cultural heritage found in museums but, more urgently, for coordinating the documentation and transfer of information concerning colonial/religious art works from Indian churches in the Andean highlands.
The problem of organised crime in relation to this aspect of cultural heritage required a rather different approach to using ObjectID than that confined to the collection of one particular museum.
The Catalogue Centre of the Vice-Ministry of Culture has already documented 15,000 works of art in various churches, and plans to add information on another 15,000 early/late colonial paintings.
www.kit.nl /objectid/html/bolivia.asp   (293 words)

  
 LLU SIMS Outlook 2001 - Bolivia
We had no idea what was in store for us, but SIMS had chosen Bolivia as our destination and for all of us to represent LLU during a two-week stay to provide much-needed health services from June 19 to July 2—winter in Bolivia.
And what a tremendous experience it turned out to be as we discovered the unique people, the places, and the culture of Bolivia.
You would have been proud of them all, and they are to be applauded for their unselfish giving, their receptive approach to a new culture, and their optimistic attitude in and out of the clinical setting.
www.llu.edu /llu/sims/2001/bolivia.html   (592 words)

  
 SIT Study Abroad - Bolivia: Culture and Development   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Stretching from the tropical Amazon to the soaring Andes, Bolivia’s diverse landscapes and populations offer amazing contrasts—as well as significant challenges to development.
Cultural processes, identities, and resources play a key role in defining who controls development and how it is implemented.
Field excursions to the tropical lowlands and the altiplano, including spectacular Lake Titicaca and the world’s highest capital city, La Paz, give you opportunities to observe social and cultural life in both urban and rural Bolivia.
www.sit.edu /studyabroad/latinamerica/bolivia.html   (161 words)

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