Tensions between Bolivia's white ruling elite and Indigenous populations underlie current allegations of human rights abuses by an ex-president — one that are being heard in a US courtroom in what lawyers say is the first such case involving a living former head of state facing his accusers.
Unrest in Bolivia worsens as protesters want to restore a popular government that has reduced poverty rates and has given the nation’s long-neglected Indigenous people a voice. Critics see the backlash to interim president Jeanine Añez as a dangerous effort to undermine democracy.
In Bolivia, bicyclists are drawn to a dirt road that is known as the "road of death." It's windy, narrow and edged out of the side of a mountain. So off the road is a steep, deadly drop. Sound great, right?
What if President Obama joined the NBA's Washington Wizards? Obama might want to consider that, after he hears what Bolivian President Evo Morales is up to. Morales has just been offered a contract to play professional soccer in Bolivia's first division.
Today's Geo Quiz focuses on four cities -- La Paz, Bolivia -- Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania -- New Delhi, India -- and Sydney, Australia. The question is which one has the highest gasoline prices. We had reporters check them out. The answer is Dar es Salaam. A gallon of gasoline in the capital of Tanzania costs 5 dollars and 6 cents.
We continue with our occasional series on unofficial anthems from around the globe. Today, we hear the song "Canto a Avaroa" from Bolivia. Also, we asked to you name the five countries that border Bolivia in our Geo Quiz.
Evo Morales swept into power in Bolivia as the first indigenous president in a nation that counts indigneous people as almost two-thirds of its population. He promised reforms and has followed through, though many say they're not far-reaching enough. Or they're just not buying in at all.