President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner landed on Tuesday in Cochabamba, Bolivia, where she took part in a gala dinner and is scheduled to meet tomorrow with her Bolivian counterpart Evo Morales. She is expected to discuss the import of gas from the neighbouring country to Argentina.
Prosecutor Alberto Nisman has requested Interpol to arrest Iranian Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi, accused of being one of the masterminds of the terrorist attack to the AMIA Jewish community center, after he landed in Bolivia this morning.
The Security Ministry confirmed that Daniela Loayza Fernández, the 13-year-old girl who had been missing for seven days, was found “alive and well” in the Bolivian town of Villazón. The girl remained under judicial order by the Federal Police who ordered a plane to bring her back to Argentina.
Vice-President Amado Boudou arrived in Bolivia on Saturday, where on Sunday he is to participate in the bicentenary celebrations commemorating the ‘Heroines of the Crown,’ women who fought against the Spanish colonialists on San Sebastián hill in Cochabamba.
United States Air Force Commander, General Douglas Fraser, in charge of the US Southern Command, stated before Congress that the Department of Defence is “watchful for potential geopolitical turbulence that could impact US citizens,” and highlighted the uncertainties of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chávez health and economic instability.
A protest has isolated La Paz -Bolivia's city location for the government house- as demonstrators blocked main road accesses demanding social improvements for peasant groups.
Facing Bolivia’s access to Pacific Ocean demand at The Hague, Chilean Foreign Minister Alfredo Moreno said that “100-year old documents” uphold Chile’s stance in the bilateral row.
Bolivian President Evo Morales expelled a US development agency from his country, marking the latest confrontation between Washington and a bloc of left-wing governments in Latin America.
Bolivia's left-wing president, Evo Morales, accused political rivals of being behind a violent three-day uprising by police over wages but said he would not deploy troops to restore order.
Bolivia's police ended a violent mutiny and went back to work today after reaching an accord with government ministers and the police leadership on pay and disciplinary rules, satisfying lower-ranking officers who had rejected a previous deal.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner held a meeting on Wednesday with her Bolivian counterpart Evo Morales at the Hotel Cochabamba in Bolivia.
While in an official visit to Bolivia, Vice-President Amado Boudou thanked the neighbouring country for the support it gave Argentina in its sovereignty claim of the Malvinas Islands. Present during the ceremony were ten former veterans of the 1982 war.
At least eighteen people were killed and thirty-seven injured, after a passenger coach skidded off a main road and fell some 120 metres into a ravine along los Yungas routeway, in the area of La Paz.
Bolivia's government deployed 1,600 soldiers and police in an effort to avert more violent clashes between rival workers at a tin and zinc mine owned by commodities giant Glencore.
Bolivian President Evo Morales announced the expropriation of the Red Eléctrica Española (REE) shares at an power transmission company in Bolivia and ordered the Army to take over the firm's headquarters.
Evo Morales Government’s decision to nationalize the main power transport company that was in hands of Red Eléctrica Española (REE) generated claims from Spain, but United States and the European Union showed their “concern.”
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) affirmed that it does not see a trend in South America toward state nationalization of private companies despite moves made by Bolivia and Argentina in recent weeks, a spokesman said today.
Bolivia’s President Evo Morales caused a momentary press flurry today after he checked into a Cochabamba clinic. It was reported that the Bolivian head of state was going in for a routine check-up. “He is in very good health,” said Dr Mauricio García, a lung specialist at the Los Olivos clinic.
Bolivian President Evo Morales defended Bolivians' right to chew coca leaves, the main ingredient of cocaine, saying it was an ancient tradition and the world's No. 3 cocaine producer was working to fight drug trafficking.
Bolivian President Evo Morales said today he was rescinding the contract awarded to Brazil's OAS to build a road through the Amazon forest, casting further doubt on a project that unleashed fierce anti-government protests last year.
Bolivia, the world's No. 3 cocaine producer, said it would not let US anti-drug agents return even as government officials work with Washington on a plan to fight the narcotics trade.
Peruvian President Ollanta Humala said he supports Bolivia's "legitimate" demand for Chile to grant it access to the Pacific coast, a long-held claim the landlocked Andean country plans to take to international courts in 2012.
Bolivian authorities announced the arrest of an Argentine ex-military officer wanted for human rights violations committed during Argentina’s military dictatorship.
Bolivia's interior minister resigned as leftist President Evo Morales tries to limit political damage from a police crackdown on protesters opposed to the construction of a road through the Amazon.
Bolivian demonstrators opposed to the construction of a road in the Amazon vowed to resume a month-long protest march that has become a major challenge to leftist President Evo Morales.
Bolivians voted for the first time to choose national judges, in a reform seen as a test for President Evo Morales, which his rightist opposition had called on voters to boycott.
The Bolivian Government asked Iranian Defence Minister Ahmad Vahídi, accused by local authorities of masterminding the AMIA terrorist attack in 1994, to leave the country after an Argentine attorney asked Interpol to arrest him, Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman said.
A Bolivian salesman was found alive in the Amazon jungle nearly three days after a small plane crashed, killing everyone else on board.
Bolivia's defence minister resigned to protest a police crackdown on anti-highway demonstrators, heaping pressure on President Evo Morales over his handling of the unrest.
At least 52 died in Bolivia due to the intense rains and the overflowing of rivers in the last 30 days, while the government began a joint operation with the UN in order to bring food to over 7,000 families affected by the natural disaster in the departments of La Paz, Beni and Cochabamba.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez reported he will begin in Buenos Aires his trip to Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia and Colombia to strengthen bilateral relationships with these countries.
A military aircraft was found almost completely destroyed today after crashing in a forestal area to the east of La Paz city. Four UN members were said to be aboard and two members of Bolivian military, but all were found dead, a military chief reported.
Ahead of Argentina’s World Cup qualifying match with Bolivia in La Paz tomorrow, Bolivian President Evo Morales yesterday revealed he is planning to decorate Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi, whom Morales said he “respects and admires” for his “human and sporting qualities.”
Argentina's U-20 national football team failed to achieve its first victory in the South American Cup after being defeated by Paraguay by 2-1.
The Argentine football team seemed disingenuous for 90 minutes and ended up tied 2-2 with Bolivia in the third round of the Sub 20 South American Championship, taking place in Mendoza and San Juan.
A European police investigation into a huge football match-fixing and betting ring has reopened questions about an under-20 friendly between Argentina and Bolivia two years ago.
Midfielder Ricardo Álvarez was urgently summoned by Argentina’s national football team to replace injured striker Ángel Di María.
Bolivia frustrated Argentina for the second time in four months when they held them 1-1 in their World Cup qualifier.
Picket leader Luis D’Elía was senteced to four days in prison for assaulting a rural worker near the Obelisk on March 26th, 2008.
Judge Susana Patricia Guichandut accepted prosecutor Edgardo Orfila’s request of a four day sentence for the assault on Alejandro Gahan, amid the Government’s conflict with the rural sector over a hike on grain export taxes.
Gahan’s lawyer, Francisco García Santillán, had requested that D’Elía received a month suspense prison sentence for the charges of assault.”
The prosecutor and Gahan’s lawyer both requested suspense prison sentence and the minimum possible sentences on the charges imputed to D’Elía-
The trial began on Wednesday morning, with D’Elía’s hearing and said that right before he hit Gahan, the rural businessman had called him “fucking nigger.”
We led a demonstration in defense of our Government and of the democratic order,” he assured and opened page 293 of book “La Presidenta” (The President) by journalist Sandra Russo, in which Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said: “In 2008 people wanted to take me administration down, particularly the Grupo Clarín.”
Argentina’s national football team remains in the tenth place in FIFA’s world ranking, which is now headed by Spain, followed by Netherlands, world champion and runner-up.
Costa Rica's second string team beat nine-man Bolivia 2-0 to push hosts and tournament favourites Argentina into third place in Group A at the Copa América.
Striker Radamel Falcao scored twice as Colombia beat Bolivia 2-0 to win Group A at the Copa América at Colón's stadium Brigadier Estanislao López.
Each team competing for the Copa América counts with its own star players. Watch here the list and their photos.
Argentina manged to tie the score 1-1 with Bolivia after Sergio Agüero netted at 30' of the second half in the first match of the Copa América 2011 Group A at the Unico Stadium in La Plata City.
A frustrated Lionel Messi said a joke goal had complicated Argentina's Copa América start as the hosts struggled to impose themselves in their 1-1 draw with Bolivia in the tournament's first match on Friday.
The three groups of the Copa América 2011 are formed by: Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Brazil, Paraguay, Ecuador, Uruguay, Peru, Chile and Mexico. Watch the complete fixture here.
Argentina will be hosting the 43rd edition of the Copa América. This is the continental football tournament in South America, which along with the European Championships and the World Cup, is considered one of the major international football tournaments in the world. The opening ceremony will be held on 1 July at the Estadio Unico in La Plata.