Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

Is Bolivia the Next Nicaragua?

The arrest of opposition leader Luis Fernando Camacho has set off protests and raised worries about the political process in the country.


Are Bolivia and Chile Ready to Ease Rising Border Tensions?

LA PAZ – When Bolivian and Chilean border officials gather on July 25 – their first meeting in six years – they will have a seemingly simple agenda: to restore functional relations along their border without regular resort to courts, threats or name-calling. It won’t be easy. The 528-mile border has been a source of … Read more

Diane Rodriguez

Despite Pope’s Comments, a Good Week for Trans Rights in Latin America

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) advocacy groups expressed disappointment this week after comments by Pope Francis were released showing the Catholic leader’s unease over the growing social acceptance of transgender rights. During a private meeting last week, the pope said the idea of teaching schoolchildren they can choose their gender was “terrible” and that … Read more

Evo Morales on May 1, 2014

Bolivia’s Evo Morales in Hot Seat Over Climate Policy

An estimated 3,000 climate activists will arrive in the Bolivian town of Tiquipaya this weekend for the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and Defense of Life. Also in attendance: Some 3,000 police officers, tasked with “securing” the conference in a sign of the increasingly troubled relationship between Bolivia’s President Evo Morales and the indigenous and … Read more


Entrevista Exclusiva: Alcalde de Tarija, Bolivia, Oscar Montes

Oscar Montes, alcalde de Tarija, la capital del departamento de Tarija en Bolivia, habla con AQ Online sobre sus esfuerzos para reinventar la alcaldía e incrementar el crecimiento económico de la ciudad. Montes, el alcalde con el mayor número de años con este cargo en Bolivia, describe sus iniciativas innovadores para involucrar todo el pueblo … Read more


New Revelations in Bolivian Terror Case

Nearly two years later, a new video and WikiLeaks cable are again calling into question the circumstances around the death of Eduardo Rózsa. The Bolivian citizen of Hungarian descent, along with four others, was killed during an April 2009 raid by Bolivian counterterrorist forces in Santa Cruz for their alleged involvement in a terrorist group … Read more

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