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  Bolivia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bolivia, officially the Republic of Bolivia (Spanish: República de Bolivia, IPA [re'puβlika ðe bo'liβi̯a], Quechua: Bulibiya, Aymara: Wuliwya), is a landlocked country in central South America.
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 30% Quechua and 35% Aymara Amerindians.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bolivia   (5442 words)

 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Departments of Bolivia
The La Paz Department of Bolivia comprises 113,985 km² with a 2001 census population of 2,350,466 inhabitants.
Cobija is the capital of the department of Pando in Bolivia.
The department of Potosí; is in the southwest of Bolivia.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Departments-of-Bolivia   (947 words)

 Bolivia - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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.
The west of Bolivia is situated in the Andes mountain range, with the highest peak, Nevado del Sajama at 6,542 m.
Bolivia's ethnic distribution is estimated to be 33% Quechua, 30% Aymara, 25% Mestizo (mixed indian and European) and 12% pure European.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Bolivia   (3958 words)

 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Beni
It is the second largest department in Bolivia, created by supreme decree on 18 November 1842 during the administration of General José Ballivián, and covers 213,645 square kilometers.
Beni borders upon Brazil to the northeast, and the Bolivian departments of Santa Cruz to the southeast, La Paz to the west, Pando to the northwest, and Cochabamba to the south.
Cochabamba is one of the nine component departments of Bolivia.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Beni   (681 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Bolivia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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   (2320 words)

 Bolivia - OpenWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon Bolivar, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825;Democratic civilian rule was established in 1982, but leaders have faced difficult problems of poverty, social unrest, and drug production.
Bolivia has long been inhabited by advanced cultures, the most important being the civilization of Tiahuanaco.
For the first time since the Spanish Conquest in the early 1500's, Bolivia, a nation with a majority indigenous population, has an indigenous leader, and Morales has stated that the 500 years of colonialism are now over.
www.infoshop.org /wiki/index.php/Bolivia   (2246 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)

 Bolivia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The west Bolivia is situated in the Andes mountain range with the highest peak Sajama at 6 542 m.
Bolivia long one of the poorest and developed Latin American countries has made considerable progress toward development of a market-oriented economy.
Bolivia's GDP failed to grow in 2001 due to the global slowdown and domestic activity.
www.freeglossary.com /Bolivia   (966 words)

The case for using Bolivia’s gas and oil to improve the lives of the majority of impoverished Bolivians is eloquently made by trade union leader Oscar Olivera, who played a key role in the victorious struggle in Cochabamba in 2000 against Bechtel’s price-gouging takeover of the people’s water in that part of Bolivia.
Bolivia's possession of natural gas and petroleum, because of their worldwide use, is what most strongly ties the national economy to world trade and foreign investment.
It is necessary to reinforce the consciousness and conviction that Bolivia's petroleum and natural gas belong to us-to you, to our parents and children, to the factory worker and the craftsman, to the peasant and the communal worker.
www.kclabor.org /bolivia.htm   (4569 words)

 Litoral department, Bolivia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Bolivia still claims this territory, which was lost in the Pacific War (1879-1884) to Chile.
Bolivia felt self-assured because of a secret treaty of mutual defence signed in 1873 with Peru.
By the Treaty of Ancón (Lima 1883), Peru lost the province of Tarapacá (about 330 km of coastline) and the provinces of Tacna and Arica (a further 80 km) were to be administered by Chile for a 10-year term, after which a plebiscite would decide on their destiny.
www.flagspot.net /flags/bo-a.html   (575 words)

 Explore Bolivia :: Adventure Travel Specializing in the Country of Bolivia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Bolivias' primary regions for adventure travel are: The Andes and Altiplano, The Yungas and Chapare, The Tropical Lowlands of the upper Amazon basin, The Gran Chaco and the Central Valleys.
Legally, anyone entering Bolivia should have proof of onward passage and/or sufficient funds for their estimated length of stay in Bolivia, but this is rarely enforced.
Travel to most regions of Bolivia is certainly possible year round but you must be prepared to deal with the seasonal changes (as in most countries that experience severe seasonal weather changes) and their effects on weather patterns and the subsequent roaand atmospheric conditions.
www.explorebolivia.com /almanac.htm   (5899 words)

 Bolivia Information
Bolivia is situated at the heart of South America between latitude 9° 38' and 22 ° 53' South and between meridians 57° 25' and 69° 38' of longitude West of Greenwich.
Bolivia ranges in elevation from sea level, in the rainforest lowlands, to over 17,000 feet, in the Andes region.
These departments are divided into a total of 94 provinces and sub provinces, the country is also divided into 311 municipalities for local government purposes with city hall elections held every five years.
www.macalester.edu /courses/geog61/amartin/bolivia.html   (660 words)

 JURIST - Bolivia: Bolivian Law, Legal Research, Human Rights
A constitutional, multiparty democracy with an elected president and bicameral legislature, Bolivia has separate executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government, with an attorney general independent of all three.
The traditionally strong executive, however, tends to overshadow the Congress, whose role is generally limited to debating and approving legislation initiated by the executive.
During the first stage, the prosecutor tries the case before a judge of instruction if it is a misdemeanor case (which carries a possible sentence of less than 4 years), or before sentencing courts that include three citizen judges (jurors) and two professional judges for felony cases (possible sentence of 4 years or more).
jurist.law.pitt.edu /world/bolivia.htm   (721 words)

 Bolivian Naval Ensign
The famous naval ensign of Bolivia - blue ensign with the national flag in canton surrounded by 9 small stars on two inner sides and one bigger star in lower fly.
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.
Bolivia, now landlocked, still has a navy (on the Titicaca lake), with officers and admirals indeed, and flying a naval ensign to maintain the hope of getting back the maritime Atacama department, annexed by Chile after a border war.
www.fotw.net /flags/bo~.html   (810 words)

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Bolivia lacks a national vital statistics information system and the process of automation and modernization of the national civil registration system, which is dependent on the National Electoral Court (Corte Nacional Electoral, CNE), is slow in coming.
Under-registration of mortality was estimated at 63% in 1999, with variations in the departments ranging between 47% in Beni and 89% in Pando.
In the case of the Department of La Paz, the information is also presented for the capital city, called “Sala Murillo”, and for the remainder of the Department.
www.paho.org /English/SHA/be_v23n2-bolivia.htm   (1678 words)

 Bolivia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Presidential spokesman Alex Contreras countered an alleged "erosion of democracy", by pointing out Bolivia is enhancing its democratic mechanisms and that...
Caracas, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela and Bolivia will sign a sports cooperation agreement for plans and projects of mutual benefit in the fields of sports...
Alternate uses: Bolivia (disambiguation) ---- The Republic of Bolivia is a landlocked country in western South America.
www.wikiverse.org /bolivia   (721 words)

 Articles - Department   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A department is a part of a larger organization with a specific responsibility.
**"Department" is a term used by the U.S. Army, mostly prior to World War I.
**A naval Department is a section devoted to one of several major tasks.
www.gaple.com /articles/Department   (298 words)

 Timeline Bolivia
They sold their ranch in Patagonia to a beef syndicate and went to Bolivia where they were gunned down by soldiers after robbing a mine payroll.
Juan Jose Torres, ousted as president of Bolivia in 1971, was kidnapped by a death squad in Argentina and killed.
2004 Feb 11, In Bolivia 2 inmates were voluntarily nailed to crosses by their fellow prisoners as part of a protest for better conditions and shorter sentences that was broadcast on TV.
timelines.ws /countries/BOLIVIA.HTML   (4168 words)

 Bolivia - Petroleum and Natural Gas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Oil exploration in Bolivia in the 1980s remained highly regulated by the government, but revisions in the country's petroleum code were expected after 1988.
Seventy-five percent of Bolivia's oil was drilled in four Santa Cruz oil fields--La Peña, Monteagudo, Caranda, and Camiri--with the balance provided by fields in the departments of Chuquisaca and Tarija.
After more than ten years of negotiations, in 1988 Bolivia and Brazil signed a preliminary agreement that was to pave the way for exports of natural gas, urea, and polyethylene to Brazil in the early to mid-1990s.
www.country-data.com /cgi-bin/query/r-1599.html   (886 words)

 Bolivia - Gurupedia
The Republic of Bolivia is a landlocked country in western
Bolivia has long been inhabited by advanced cultures, the most important being the civilization of
Of the three official languages in Bolivia, two are indigenous: Quechua (the language of the
www.gurupedia.com /b/bo/bolivia.htm   (566 words)

 Blog from Bolivia: The Santa Cruz Uprisings – An Analysis
Bolivia has been in the international press all week because of the continuing marches and protests in Santa Cruz demanding “autonomy”.
People in the rest of Bolivia know that that is code for, “We want to control the gas deal and the money from it.” Within days Mesa had declarations of support from they mayors of all of the country’s major cities, except Santa Cruz, and the socialists were essentially backing him as well.
I forgot to mention that the President of Bolivia has put down people of Santa Cruz (noted in the Bolivian news)several times months before this began basicly saying the people from Santa Cruz were not as intellegent and lower life than the people from Cochabomba and La Paz.
www.democracyctr.org /blog/2005/01/santa-cruz-uprisings-analysis.html   (928 words)

 Bolivia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It was pretension of Bolivia to seaside department of Litoral lost in war of 1879.
The arms consist of an oval shield depicting a landscape with a stylized illustration of Mount Potosi in bright sunshine and, in the foreground, a South American alpaca, a breadfruit tree, and a wheat sheaf, with a forest and a house in the middle distance.
Not only because Bolivia was at war last time in the 1920ies, but also because of the state flag, as it would be unthinkable to fly the coat of arms upside down.
www.flagspot.net /flags/bo.html   (1782 words)

 Red Cross Red Crescent - News
Guanay is one of the regions in Bolivia which was most affected by the severe floods and landslides that hit Bolivia last January.
The humanitarian operation, called "Bolivia 2001 Floods", is being developed with the support of the International Federation and the Bolivian Red Cross.
The departments which have been hit the hardest are La Paz, Oruro, Cochabamba, Beni, Tarija, Pando, Santa Cruz, Chuquisaca and Potosó;.
www.ifrc.org /docs/news/01/040401   (410 words)

 Departments Of Bolivia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Founded in 1960 as a Cooperative, with a successful social model that rapidly was implemented by other operators in other departments in Bolivia, the Company...
The document below calls for Popular Assemblies to be formed in all departments of Bolivia.
In the case of Bolivia, Bolivian actors have taped, in Cuba, the...
www.wikiverse.org /departments-of-bolivia   (159 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Morales takes to the world stage
He has said he wants to legalise all Bolivia's coca growing, which is the third largest in the world, but clamp down on cocaine trafficking.
Mr Morales is Bolivia's first indigenous president in a country with the largest number of people who define themselves as Indians in South America.
Brazil's state company Petrobras is the largest foreign investor in Bolivia, and Brazil absorbs an estimated two-thirds of Bolivia's gas exports.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/americas/4581364.stm   (689 words)

 Bolivia Departments
A document issued by the Comunidad Andina (Andean Community) on 2002-10-02 defines a set of codes for the subdivisions of the member countries: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela.
In the eventual peace settlement, Bolivia lost most of the disputed territory - parts of Chuquisaca, Santa Cruz, and Tarija departments - to Paraguay.
The Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Bolivia has posted department populations from the last four censuses.
www.statoids.com /ubo.html   (562 words)

 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » Situation Report floods in Bolivia
The health data at the end of this report was extracted from the EDAN assessments carried out in six departments in Bolivia by the inter-institutional UN teams, in coordination with departmental and local level agencies.
PAHO/WHO in Bolivia is leading the health, water, sanitation and hygiene groups and coordinating the shelter group with UNICEF.
Bolivia's Ministry of Health and the Direction of Environmental Health and Disasters have jointly established a Health Emergency Operations Center.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/EKOI-6LV427?OpenDocument   (538 words)

 Bolivia - Regional Civic Committees   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In the late 1980s, Bolivia was one of the least integrated nations of Latin America.
Because Bolivia's geographic diversity generated deep regional cleavages, Bolivian governments had been challenged to incorporate vast sectors of the country into the nation's political and economic systems.
This became a self-fulfilling prophecy in the mid-1980s because of the primacy of natural gas and the collapse of the mining industry.
www.countrystudies.us /bolivia/86.htm   (471 words)

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