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... plans to teach a range of religions in schools, as well as native traditions.


Mr Morales made a private offering to Pachamama, or Mother Earth, of sweets, wine and flowers, before moving to the Inca temple of Kalasasaya. There, barefoot and dressed as a sun priest and in front of thousands of supporters, he received the baton, encrusted with gold, silver and bronze, that will symbolise his Indian leadership.


Fears are growing for the future of water supplies in one of Latin America's fastest-growing urban areas - Bolivia's sprawling city of La Paz and its neighbour El Alto. Scientists monitoring the glaciers high in the Andes mountains - a key source of water - say the ice is showing signs of shrinking faster than previously forecast. Faced with a booming population and a combination of glacial retreat and reduced rainfall, the...


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Cycling the so-called world's most dangerous road is now one of the most popular activities for backpackers in Bolivia.


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Those who have caused the snow to retreat and the waters to slow should be brought before an international court.


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The lunar landscape is the closest thing Earth might have to a void. Nothing is the first word that springs to mind. All one sees is a white nothingness, stretching out to the horizon.


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Peruvian foraging societies were already chewing coca leaves 8,000 years ago, archaeological evidence has shown. Ruins beneath house floors in the northwestern Peru showed evidence of chewed coca and calcium-rich rocks.


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Bolivian prosecutors have charged 39 people over an alleged plot to assassinate President Evo Morales and launch an armed rebellion last year.


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A court in Bolivia has sentenced seven members of a reclusive conservative Christian group to 25 years in prison for raping more than 100 women. The men, members of a Mennonite group, secretly sedated their victims before the sex attacks.


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A Bolivian man who was the sole survivor of a plane crash has been found alive in the Amazon jungle three days after the plane went down.


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