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Germany wins access to lithium deposit in Bolivia
Interest in battery metals such as cobalt, nickel and lithium is soaring as the auto industry scrambles to build more electric cars and cut noxious fumes from vehicles powered by fossil fuels in light of stricter emission rules. "Germany should become a leading location for battery cell production.
Water from sewage rivers used to grow vegetables in Bolivia
LA PAZ, Bolivia — What gets flushed down in Bolivia’s capital city is used to irrigate the green, leafy fields that supply its produce markets. For farmer Richard Mamani it’s part of a family tradition. Like his parents before him, he uses water from untreated sewage to tend to vegetables that are h
Germany shores up lithium supply with landmark Bolivia deal
Lithium deposits hidden below Bolivia's Uyuni salt flat are believed to be the largest in the world. On Wednesday, Germany's privately owned ACI Systems agreed to a partnership with Bolivian state company YLB to exploit the element.
Andersen Global touches down in Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay
Andersen Global, a professional services firm with more than 3,500 professionals worldwide, has in recent months significantly ramped up its presence in Latin America. The latest addition to its footprint is that of Goldemberg Saladino Hermida Rolando & Asociados. The Buenos Aires based firm has eig
Full-time Peruvian Missionary Dies From Illness While Serving in Bolivia
Contributed By Scott Taylor, Church News Managing Editor. A full-time missionary from Peru serving in Bolivia passed away Wednesday, December 5, following a brief illness. Elder Brian Lezama Sanchez, 26, of Cajamarca, Peru, who had been serving in the Bolivia La Paz El Alto Mission since August 2017
Bolivian President Evo Morales is carrying out a slow-motion coup. Why isn’t the region talking about it?
On the occasion of the Dec. 10 U.N. Human Rights Day, Kimberly Breier — the U.S. State Department’s top official in charge of Latin American affairs — sent out several tweets rightfully condemning the dictatorial regimes of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua. But why she didn’t mention Bolivia?
Megacity traffic soot contributes to global warming
La Paz/Leipzig. Soot from road traffic in emerging countries can reach high altitudes, where it can be transported over long distances and thus contributes to global warming. This is the conclusion of a study performed by an international team of researchers in the Bolivian cities of La Paz (the sea
Help Needed For Orphaned And Abandoned Children in Bolivia
When Carla Cespedes-Yin heard about nonprofit Niños con Valor and its support for orphaned and abandoned children in Bolivia, it struck a heartfelt cord. Bolivia is where she grew up. In that moment, she made a firm decision to help make a difference for these children by bringing awareness to Niños
3D-printed reconstructions provide clues to ancient site
Part of the ancient archaeological site of Tiwanaku, Bolivia, believed by Incans to be where the world was created has been reconstructed using 3D printed models of fragments of an ancient building. The results are presented in a study published in the open access journal Heritage Science.
Bolivia court building razed during protest over Morales candidacy
LA PAZ (Reuters) - The regional Supreme Electoral Court building in Bolivia’s biggest city was burned down on Tuesday night during a protest against President Evo Morales’ bid to seek a fourth term.
Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near Colomi in Bolivia
A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Colomi in Bolivia. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.34 km (18 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude
Puerta Cortés: La Paz's Answer to Understated Luxury in Mexico
While Mexico is undoubtedly full of beautiful beaches, exclusive hideaways, vibrant cities and amazing natural wonders, very rarely does one small city offer everything, but La Paz in Baja California Sur does. We spent just four short days in La Paz, but within an hour it was easy to see why so many
Why ‘The Goalkeeper’ Director Moved From California Back to Bolivia
Gory Patiño earned a scholarship to study film at Chapman University and was living the dream of being a filmmaker in Los Angeles. But after receiving some advice to take his talents back to his home in Bolivia, his film “The Goalkeeper” that he made upon returning is now the country’s official subm
Bolivian Opposition Protesters Set Electoral Court on Fire
Protesters reject President Evo Morales' candidacy in the 2019 elections. Anti-government protesters set fire to Bolivia’s Electoral Court in the department of Santa Cruz Tuesday night. The three-story building was destroyed by the flames. Protesters also looted and destroyed a state tax office and
Bolivia Closes 2018 Among The Highest Economic Growth Rates
Bolivia will close 2018 with one of the highest economic growth rates in Latin America, with a growth of 4.7 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), according to official data. And in a surprising move, The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has congratulated the South American country on its gr
Billion Deal in South America: Now Germany is reaching for the white Gold
salt, as far as the eye can see. In the middle of a surreal turquoise, red-violet, lined with Flamingos, lagoons, rock formations and meters bizarre high cacti. The Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt lake in the world, is for many the highlight of a trip to South America. Pure nature, days long-it goe
To jump-start domestic lithium-ion battery manufacturing, India goes digging abroad
Bolivia's Uyuni salt flats contain most of the world's lithium reserves. In 1848, when James W Marshall struck gold in Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, what followed was an influx of 300,000 settlers from the rest of the US and abroad. Nearly two centuries later, the world has set its eyes on th
‘The Goalkeeper’s’ Gory Patiño Teams with Luis Reneo on ‘Pseudo’
Bolivia’s Gory Patiño, writer-director for his country’s Academy Award submission “The Goalkeeper” – also the highest grossing Bolivian film in 15 years – and his frequent filmmaking partner, Spain’s Luis Reneo, are participating in this year’s Ventana Sur films in progress section with their socio-
Germany secures access to vast lithium deposit in Bolivia
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany and Bolivia on Wednesday sealed a partnership for the industrial use of lithium, a key raw material for the production of battery cells, in an important step to become less dependent on Asian market leaders in the dawning age of electric cars.
Head-on bus crash in Bolivia's highlands leaves 17 dead
Two buses have crashed head-on on a highway in Bolivia's highlands, leaving at least 17 people dead and 10 injured. Police say passengers were trapped in the wreckage of the buses, which collided Saturday in Bolivia's Andes Mountains near the town Achacachi, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) west of La