Bolivia lowers legal working age to 10 to boost economy

Bolivia lowers legal working age to 10 to boost economy

LA PAZ, Bolivia, July 18 (UPI) --Children aged 10 and up can now work legally in Bolivia, following the enactment of a new law signed into force by Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera.
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HRW urges Bolivia to not lower its minimum age of employment

SUCRE, Bolivia, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Lowering Bolivia's minimum age of employment is "counterproductive" to ending poverty in the country, the Human Rights Watch says.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.
By United Press International

Chinese president congratulates Bolivia on launch of first satellite

XICHANG, China, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- China sent the first Bolivian communications satellite into orbit early Saturday morning from the Xichang launch center, officials said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013.
By United Press International

Bolivia says it's on track to develop nuclear power

LA PAZ, Bolivia, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Bolivia is on track to develop a national nuclear power program for peaceful civilian purposes that include building electricity export capacity in the country, official media reported.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.
By United Press International

Repsol overhauls Bolivian natural gas processing plant

SUCRE, Bolivia, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Spanish energy company Repsol said it completed an expansion project at the Margarita gas processing plant in southern Bolivia.

Prison brawl, fire leave 29 dead, 50 injured

SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- A fight and fire that broke out at a Bolivian prison left 29 inmates dead and 50 others injured, officials said.

South American leaders upset with spying

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- South American leaders told the U.N. secretary-general they were concerned about spy programs revealed by former U.S. security contractor Edward Snowden.

Journalist warns of 'explosive' news from cache Snowden leaked

WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- The journalist who published files leaked by fugitive U.S. leaker Edward Snowden says new reports from the data Snowden supplied would be more volatile.

Bolivia offers former U.S. intelligence contractor asylum

CARACAS, Venezuela, July 6 (UPI) -- Bolivia Saturday became the third South American county to offer asylum to former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.
Bolivia's Morales: U.S. Embassy could close after plane incident

Bolivia's Morales: U.S. Embassy could close after plane incident

LA PAZ, Bolivia, July 5 (UPI) -- Bolivian President Evo Morales threatened to close the U.S. Embassy in his country after his airplane was barred from European airspace earlier this week.
Bolivia's Morales says plane held 'hostage' because of Snowden rumors

Bolivia's Morales says plane held 'hostage' because of Snowden rumors

VIENNA, July 3 (UPI) -- Bolivian President Evo Morales' plane left Vienna Wednesday, where it was forced to land based on suspicions U.S. secrets leaker Edward Snowden may be aboard.

Bolivia says it may offer asylum to NSA leaker Snowden

MOSCOW, July 2 (UPI) -- Bolivian President Evo Morales Tuesday indicated his country is prepared to offer political asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
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Evo Morales
The shadow of the conductor of honor guard band is seen during an official welcoming ceremony for Bolivian President Evo Morales (not seen) at the presidential premises in Tehran, Iran on September 1, 2008. (UPI Photo/Mohammad Kheirkhah)

Juan Evo Morales Ayma (born October 26, 1959), popularly known as Evo (Spanish pronunciation: ), is the 80th and current President of Bolivia, having held that position since 2006. Politically a socialist, his presidency has also seen a focus on implementing socialist policies in the country, introducing land reforms, nationalising various key industries and opposing United States and corporate involvement in the country's politics.

Born into a working class family in Isallawi village in the Orinoca Canton, Evo is of native Aymara descent. Initially pursuing various manual jobs such as llama herding, he eventually settled into growing coca, becoming actively involved in the cocalero movement, the coca growers' trade unions.

Morales was first elected President of Bolivia on December 18, 2005, with 53.7% of the popular vote. Two and a half years later he substantially increased this majority; in a recall referendum on August 14, 2008, more than two thirds of voters voted to keep him in office. Morales won presidential elections again in December 2009 with 63% and continued to his second term of presidency.

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