February 13, 1985 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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.
February 10, 2002 |
Two years ago, Tom Ireton, 66, retired salesman and amateur musician, sailed his boat south from Washington state to La Paz, Mexico. He decided to stay. About a year ago, Susan Richter, 60, also retired and a former cellist with the Detroit Symphony and the National Symphony, navigated her 40-foot ketch from San Diego to La Paz. She stayed too.
September 11, 2008 |
Bolivian President Evo Morales ordered the expulsion Wednesday of the U.S. ambassador to his country, accusing him of fostering divisions in the deeply fractured Andean nation. The move comes as tensions rise and violence increases in states opposed to the leftist policies of Morales. The president has regularly accused Washington and its ambassador of plotting against him. "The one who conspires against democracy and above all seeks the division of Bolivia is the ambassador of the United States," Morales said during a speech at the presidential palace.
January 2, 1985 |
U.S. and Bolivian planes searched the snowcapped Andes today for an Eastern Airlines jet that disappeared with 29 people aboard 11 minutes before its scheduled landing at La Paz airport. There was a report that some wreckage was spotted but there was no confirmation it was the missing Boeing 727. Marian Davis, wife of U.S. Ambassador to Paraguay Arthur H. Davis, was one of the eight Americans reported aboard the plane, State Department spokesman Alan Romberg said in Washington.