Fourteen tons of marijuana burned in Bolivia
12 January 2017 | 6:00 am
Three fields of marijuana are set on fire by Special Bolivian forces in Cochabamba.
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The Bolivian government has issued a decree overturning a massive joint lithium project with southern German firm ACISA. The project is considered vital for the German auto industry's plans to develop electric batteries.
23 Nov 2019
Bolivia's interim leadership has ordered Cuban doctors to leave and cut ties with Venezuela's socialist government. It accused the two socialist allies of ousted President Evo Morales of stoking protests.
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Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has spoken out in support of his Bolivian "brother" who he believes was unfairly ousted from the presidency last month. Evo Morales has been living in exile in Mexico since November 12.
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Facing xenophobia in many countries where they seek refuge, young Venezuelans are settling on street corners in downtown La Paz, Bolivia to sell candies to survive and to send a little money back home.
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Marijuana becomes legal in Illinois, the largest US midwestern state, as 2020 is rung in with shops opening at 6 am to support what is expected to be a record turnout for recreational cannabis. "I think this is groundbreaking," Jackie Ryan tells AFP after completing her first purchase at Sunnyside dispensary. "Finally, Illinois is following suit with other states and it's just really exciting."
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A medical clinic in Bangkok opens offering free cannabis oil to hundreds of Thais seeking relief from cancer, insomnia and muscle pain as the government drives home the economic and health benefits of marijuana.
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Rap star Stormzy has revealed he's stopped smoking marijuana in a bid to improve his mental health.
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Wilfredo Negrete gets on his bicycle and rides from town to town in the Bolivian countryside to teach his students, as schools remain closed due to the pandemic, and many parents, who have no education, cannot adequately homeschool their children.
4 Oct 2020
The sudden resignation of three ministers has revealed a deep split in interim President Jeanine Anez's administration. It is the latest crisis to rock her government before the country heads to the polls on October 18.
20 Dec 2020
Bolivia's stylish cholita luchadoras are back in the ring, having successfully wrestled lockdown in South America and bouncing to get back to work.
21 Dec 2020
One small step for David and Guido, one giant leap for Bolivia. Their legal marriage represents a milestone for same-sex marriage in the conservative Catholic country.
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Master embroiderer Felix Quisbert Gutierrez, an artisan who creates folkloric dance costumes, laments the economic and cultural effects of the shuttering of his 50-year-old business as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, and worries what the cancelling of celebrations and parties will mean long-term for those dependent on these activities for their livelihoods.
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