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 president has hit out at police units in four regions for rebelling against the government amid mass protests. Evo Morales could struggle to get through his fourth term without the support of security forces.
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.
7 Dec 2019
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.
18 Dec 2019
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.
3 Jan 2020
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."
11 Jan 2020
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.
2 Jun 2020
Rap star Stormzy has revealed he's stopped smoking marijuana in a bid to improve his mental health.
19 Jun 2020
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.
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Bolivia's stylish cholita luchadoras are back in the ring, having successfully wrestled lockdown in South America and bouncing to get back to work.
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