Bolivian women fight gender-based violence through theater

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — On stage, amid the hubbub of a Bolivian street market, women recount their stories of abuse at the hands of men.

But the violence depicted in the play isn’t just make-believe for the 22 indigenous actresses: It’s based on their own real-life experiences.

“Kusisita,” a work that seeks to raise awareness about violence against women and mobilize people to fight it, has been drawing large audiences in Bolivia, which has one of South America’s highest rates of femicides.

Bolivian president says intervention in Venezuela "will bring war"

LA PAZ, Feb. 22 (Xinhua) -- Bolivian President Evo Morales warned Friday that any intervention in Venezuela "will only bring war."

"We expect deep reflection for life and humanity; any type of intervention will only bring war. There will not be peace without social justice and without respect to the sovereignty of the people," Morales wrote on his Twitter account.

In another message on Twitter, Morales warned that the humanitarian aid from the U.S. to Venezuela is a "Trojan horse" as a means to invade and provoke a war.

Bolivian woman might be world’s oldest at nearly 118

SACABA, Bolivia (AP) — Julia Flores Colque still sings with joy in her indigenous Quechua tongue and strums the five strings of a tiny Andean guitar known as the charango, despite a recorded age of almost 118 years.

In her long life, she has witnessed two world wars, revolutions in her native Bolivia and the transformation of her rural town of Sacaba from 3,000 people to a bustling city of more than 175,000 in five decades.

Bolivian president blames US for Venezuelan president’s attempted murder

TASS, August 5. The explosions in Caracas were an attempt of the US and its regional allies to eliminate Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Bolivian President Evo Morales tweeted on Saturday.

"We resolutely denounce another bout of violence and a cowardly assault on fraternal President Nicolas Maduro and the Bolivarian people. After the failed attempts to remove him from power by democratic, economic and military ways the empire (the US - TASS) and its lackeys are attempting his life," Morales said.


LA PAZ, July 23 (NNN-XINHUA) -- Asia has become Bolivia's main market for mineral exports, overtaking the United States, in the past three years due to better export conditions and prices, according to the Bolivian mining ministry.

In 2017, Asia received 61 percent of Bolivia's minerals exports, including zinc, gold, silver, lead, tin and copper, valued at more than US$2.3 billion.

Meanwhile, the U.S. demand for Bolivia's minerals fell from US$256 million worth of imports in 2015 to US$59 million in 2017.

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