Morales Promises No Nationalizations, Despite Nationalizations

Three Spanish-owned airports were nationalized this week in Bolivia. A Spanish firm, Sabsa, had a contract to operate the airports in La Paz, Santa Cruz and Cochabamba until 2025. Bolivian President Evo Morales justified the takeover, by suggesting that the airlines weren’t spending enough on infrastructure, but Sabsa has reported that it was operating at…

Bolivia Demands Chilean Territory, Chile Declines Request

During the recent Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and the European Union in Santiago, Chile, Bolivian President Evo Morales reiterated his demanded that Chile give up national territory to provide Bolivia with more convenient access to the Pacific ocean. Responding to Morales’ most recent demands during the CELAC-EU meetings…

Evo Morales Flouts International Treaty

Bolivia has a history with Chile. During the War of the Pacific, Bolivia and Peru united against Chile from 1879 through 1883. Being on the losing side of the war, Bolivia lost direct access to the Pacific. According to the Treaty of Peace and Friendship signed by Bolivia in 1904, Bolivia lost territory previously connecting…

Tragically Multitudinous Leaders of Bolivia

Bolivia has enjoyed nearly 190 years of independence from Spain. Unfortunately, leadership of the country during those years may be best defined as “tumultuous.” Violence, coups, and civil wars have been far too common place throughout the nation’s story, as evidenced by the sheer number of leaders who have carried the burden of authority in…

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Chavez Blames United States for Cancer

On Wednesday, the president of Venezuela suggested that the United States of America may have developed technology to induce cancer in their political opponents, including himself. Hugo Chavez, long known for inflammatory rabble-rousing rhetoric against the West, suggested he would not be surprised if it was discovered in 50 years that the US caused the…