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August 17, 1996
So this guy [Outdoors, Aug. 7] comes across an injured 18-foot oarfish off La Paz, notes a sense of terror in its eyes, realizes that it has come up to the beach to die--and decides to jump on its back and go for a ride? He must be really proud of himself. BILL SIMPSON Rancho Palos Verdes
February 13, 1985 | DAN WILLIAMS, Times Staff Writer
A block from President Roberto Suazo Cordova Avenue, catercorner from Roberto Suazo Cordova Hospital and not far from a new municipal market commemorating the presidency of Roberto Suazo Cordova, stands a pedestal awaiting a statue. Citizens of La Paz smile sheepishly when asked who might someday be honored with a statue on the pedestal. They say they do not know, that this is a question for the authorities in the capital, not for provincial folk like themselves.
April 9, 2000 | From Associated Press
The president declared a state of emergency Saturday, sending police armed with tear gas and rubber bullets into the streets of Cochabamba, the country's third-largest city, to try to quell demonstrators who hurled rocks and Molotov cocktails back at them. The government's move came after a week of protests about increasing water rates, unemployment and other economic difficulties plaguing this nation in the heart of South America.
November 30, 1989 | Associated Press
The Bolivian government Wednesday announced the arrest of a man reputed to be one of that nation's two major cocaine traffickers. Juan Carlos Lisboa Melgar, 35, was arrested Tuesday during a raid on a home in Santa Cruz, a drug-trafficking center 335 miles southeast of La Paz, Deputy Secretary of Defense Gonzalo Torrico said. He said Lisboa, who did not resist arrest, owns the biggest cocaine-processing laboratory ever uncovered in Bolivia. He said it can produce up to 8,800 pounds a week.
October 28, 2003 | Pete Thomas
THE debate over whether wild dolphins should be turned into swim playmates for tourists has heated up after Hurricane Marty blew through La Paz, the capital of Baja California Sur. Three of seven dolphins in the delphinario, a series of containment pens in La Paz Bay that housed dolphins for tourists to swim with, were killed after Marty flooded the city last month, sending torrents of raw sewage and garbage into the water.
April 1, 2003 | Hector Tobar and Andrew Enever, Special to The Times
Torrential rains at a gold mine worked by thousands of impoverished prospectors in northern Bolivia set off an avalanche of mud and stone Monday that killed an estimated 50 people and destroyed at least 100 homes, authorities said. The landslide wiped out part of the village of Chima, where about 3,000 miners live with their families in ramshackle homes.
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