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My kids went to school in Bolivia and Armenia. It was coming back to the US that was hardest for them to adjust.

Her kids struggled with the fear of school shootings when moving back to the US. She listened to th…

Lia Miller   


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Why 'the mountain that eats men' is on the verge of collapse in Bolivia

Miners in Bolivia spend hours searching for silver, tin, and zinc inside Cerro Rico, a 15,000-foot …

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Texas, Afghanistan, and Bolivia are all facing the effects of brutal droughts

Afghanistan, Texas, and Bolivia are facing the effects of brutal droughts that are affecting the li…

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To break stereotypes that only men climb mountains, the Cholita Climbers scale Bolivia's highest peaks in skirts

The group of 11 women, all between 40 and 50 years old, are thought to be the first Aymara women to…

Elias Chavez   


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China's yuan expands its growing foothold in South America as Bolivia reduces reliance on US dollar

Bolivia made financial transactions totaling 278 million Chinese yuan from May through July, or abo…

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2 male dolphins were seen playing with an anaconda while sexually aroused in a perplexing encounter captured by researchers

Researchers observed two adult males each holding onto the anaconda and swimming in unison, in what…

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The world's highest ski resort was once in Bolivia. Now, it's a ghost town with abandoned buildings and a gloomy past.

An abandoned ski resort building sits on the cliffside of the Chacaltaya mountain.Matthew Williams-…

Monica Humphries   


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8 of the world's most dangerous roads

While driving new roads can be exciting, in some parts of the world it can be terrifying. We explor…

Daniel Gessner   


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A dangerous movement hyping toxic bleach as a 'miracle cure' is more powerful than ever after exploiting the pandemic in Latin America

A bleach-drinking movement backed by politicians, crank medics, and local celebrities has been swee…

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Researchers discovered 20 new species of frogs, butterflies, snakes and more during an expedition in the Bolivian Andes

The expedition Bolivia's Zongo Valley was part of a Conservation International program to assess th…

Haven Orecchio-Egresitz   


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Bolivia's new government is encouraging people to take toxic bleach as a cure for COVID-19, a victory for a months-long disinformation campaign

Bolivia's health minister, Edgar Pozo, endorsed so-called "Miracle Mineral Solution," a toxic and t…

Tom Porter   


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Scientists discovered a deadly hemorrhagic fever similar to Ebola that can spread person-to-person in Bolivia

Chapare virus was first observed in 2004 and again in 2019. The second outbreak yielded new informa…

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Bolivia's biggest political party promised to legalize a toxic bleach to treat COVID-19. After winning a landslide victory, there is nothing to stop it

The triumph of Bolivia's MAS party was hailed by socialists worldwide, but it also marked a triumph…

Tom Porter   


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Bolivians are drinking a toxic bleach, wrongly believing it will ward off COVID-19. Many end up in the hospital.

A Business Insider investigation has identified a network of controversial medics promoting toxic b…

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How an entire nation embraced toxic bleach as a COVID-19 miracle cure after a tide of misinformation that authorities couldn't counter

Bolivia is in chaos, and advocates of a toxic-bleach "miracle cure" have exploited the situation an…

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Bolivia's senate approved 'miracle mineral solution' — a toxic bleach with no medical use — as a treatment for COVID-19

The substance, chlorine dioxide, is banned as a medical treatment in several countries but has beco…

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Sex workers are returning to work in clear 'biosecurity suits' in an attempt to reduce coronavirus spread

The nation's sex workers are preparing to see clients again following instructions from a 30-page s…

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Bolivia's health minister has been arrested on corruption charges after overspending millions for ventilators that don't even work right

Suspicions around Marcelo Navajas arose last week, after doctors complained the ventilators weren't…

James Pasley