Bolivia News

  • Boston Bombing Nightmare Leads Survivor to Dream Startup

    Hours after the blast that ruptured an eardrum and left a 9-inch gash in one leg -- but spared her life -- Amanda North knew it was time to stop waiting and get to work on her dream company.

  • Pedophiles Lured by Avatar as Technology Battles Child Porn

    Sweetie looks much like other unfortunate young Filipinas. Just 10 years old, her user profile shows, she spends her days online fielding requests from men who offer her money to perform sexual acts in front of a webcam. When she logs on, invitations pour in -- “Are you a working girl?” or “I’m into girls your age” -- from strangers keen to get her into a private show via Skype or Yahoo! Messenger.

  • Chile Lifts Tsunami Alerts After 8.2-Magnitude Quake

    Chile lifted an evacuation order of coastal areas after the strongest earthquake in four years killed six people and prompted President Michelle Bachelet to order military leaders to the region to maintain order.

  • Crimea Resolution Backed by U.S. Barely Gets UN Majority

    Ukraine and its backers won support from little more than half the members of the United Nations General Assembly to declare invalid Crimea’s referendum to secede, as Russia wielded diplomatic and economic pressure for members to abstain or cast no ballot.

  • Obama Envisions Russia Sanctions Limiting Global Impact

    Russia dismissed as “counter- productive” a United Nations resolution condemning its takeover of Crimea, as President Barack Obama said Vladimir Putin is misreading U.S. policy on the Ukraine crisis.

  • Bolivia Weighing First International Bond Sale Since 1920s

    Bolivia is considering tapping international debt markets for the first time since 1920 with a sale of as much as $500 million in bonds this year, Finance Minister Luis Arce said.

  • Chavez Ally’s Once-in-Century Debt Exposes Neglect: Andes Credit

    Bolivia’s first international bond sale in almost a century is turning into a cautionary tale for fixed-income investors trying to bolster returns with the riskiest emerging-market debt.

  • New Round of Climate Talks Focuses on Setting Deadlines

    Bloomberg BNA – The latest round of United Nations climate talks began March 10 in Bonn with a call for “concrete action” from the UN's top climate change official.

  • Missing Malaysian Jetliner Confuses World That’s Online 24/7

    The disappearance five days ago of a Malaysian Airline Systems Bhd. aircraft with 239 people on board is confounding search teams and a global audience used to around-the-clock connectivity and real-time updates.

  • How Bolivian Farmers Made the World Crave Quinoa

    On a recent trip to Bolivia, I traveled by helicopter with President Evo Morales to Santa Ana de Chipaya, a settlement almost 13,000 feet (3,960 meters) above sea level that is home to the last 3,800 speakers of the Chipaya language. There, we played soccer with members of the community, who then served us a lunch of lamb and quinoa, a grain-like crop that people in and around Chipaya have grown for thousands of years.

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