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Bolivia lowers child labor age restriction
July 6, 2014
The Bolivian National Congress on Wednesday passed legislation permitting children as young as 10 to join the workforce as long as it does not interfere with one's education and is done independently in an effort to provide for their family. The U.N. International Labor Organization's (ILO) Carmen....... [more]

Bolivia president demands return of Chile coastline
April 16, 2014
Bolivian President Evo Morales on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in the International Court of Justice laying claim to a 240-mile area in Chile that provides access to the Pacific Ocean. Bolivia reportedly lost its claim of ownership to the land during a war with Chile in the 1800s. Chile alleges a treaty....... [more]

Bolivia ambassador demands consequences for diverting president's plane
July 3, 2013
The Bolivian ambassador to the UN, Sacha Llorenti, claimed on Wednesday that it was an act of aggression for European countries to deny the president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, the right to fly through their airspace. Llorenti alleged that international law had been violated by those countries, and d....... [more]

New Bolivia law allows president to run for third term
May 21, 2013
Bolivian Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera signed into law Tuesday a constitutional amendment that will allow President Evo Morales to run for a third term. The Bolivian Constitution only allows a president to serve two terms. However, last month the Bolivian Constitutional Tribunal ruled that the....... [more]

Bolivia lawmakers approve president's third term
May 17, 2013
Bolivian lawmakers on Tuesday passed a bill allowing incumbent President Evo Morales to seek a third term in the nation's 2014 elections. Bolivia's lower house approved the bill 84 to 33 despite the single re-election provision in the Bolivian Constitution after the measure was approved in the Senat....... [more]

Bolivia court rules president can seek third term
April 30, 2013
Bolivia's Constitutional Tribunal ruled Monday that President Evo Morales can run for a third election term despite the single re-election provision in the Bolivian Constitution. The constitution was amended in 2009 after Morales's first term in office began in 2005. In 2008, Morales engineered an....... [more]

Bolivian president joined march in support of constitutional referendum
October 13, 2012
On October 13, 2008, Bolivian President Evo Morales joined a march of an estimated 10,000 people in support of the proposed constitutional referendum. The march was intended to persuade the two-thirds of the Bolivian congress needed to move the referendum forward. The proposed amendments to the cons....... [more]

Bolivian governor arrested on genocide charges
September 16, 2012
On September 16, 2008, Brazilian President Evo Morales announced that federal soldiers had arrested Governor Leopoldo Fernandez on genocide charges connected with the deaths at least 19 campesinos during demonstrations. As protestors marched, the right wing opposition threatened deadly force to stop....... [more]

Bolivia ex-military chief arrested for corruption
June 12, 2012
Bolivian authorities on Monday arrested a former chief of the country's armed forces on corruption charges. Prosecutor Harry Suaznabar charged General Alvin Kippes with illicit enrichment, dereliction of duty and abuse of influence, all punishable under the country's penal code. Kippes will be held....... [more]

New Bolivia constitution took effect
February 7, 2012
On February 7, 2009, Bolivia's new constitution went into effect, giving more power to the country's indigenous majority. The new charter provided for redistribution of land and natural resource revenues, the creation of congressional seats reserved for indigenous representatives and the institution....... [more]

Bolivia high court convicts 7 officials for genocide
August 31, 2011
The Bolivian Supreme Court of Justice on Tuesday convicted seven officials?five military officers and two former cabinet ministers?of committing genocide. The military officials received sentences of 1015 years while the former cabinet ministers received three-year sentences for co....... [more]




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