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Relief and development organization helping children worldwide by tackling causes of poverty and developing access to clean water, food, health care, education, and economic opportunities.

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To accomplish our mission making the most responsible and effective use of the resources that the Lord provides, by producing and distributing radio broadcasts, financially supporting national missionaries, providing Christian literature, and employing any other means that will bring honor to the Lord Jesus Christ.

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At Eevah, we create beautiful jewelry with the desire to impact lives around the world. At the heart of our company is the passion to help children in under-resourced areas of the world.

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At Medical Ambassadors International we build relationships with the world’s most vulnerable people and together we work to heal communities both physically and spiritually.
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Environment
Boliviaâ's environment faces threat from soil erosion and degradation due to overgrazing and extensive agricultural use.1 The use of chemical fertilizers, slash and burn agriculture, and poor cultivation methods has leached nutrients from Boliviaâ's naturally fertile soil.2 Attempts at rapid industrialization and economic development have also created concerns with deforestation and industrial pollution.3 In addition to polluting the environment, these practices have also threatened biodiversity.4 There are roughly 125 species of plants and animals in Bolivia that are endangered.5 Some direct results of climate change in Bolivia could be food insecurity, natural disasters, mosquito borne diseases, and forest fires.6

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1 http://www.fsdinternational.org/country/bolivia/envissues
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5 http://commons.bcit.ca/catttrax2/south_america/bolivia/endangered/
6 http://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/bolivia-climate-change-adaptation-summary-0911.pdf
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Bolivia News

teleSUR English 
The "Cholitas" famously wrestle, using the sport as an opportunity to empower themselves and renegotiate the sexist and racist connotations that are associated with Indigenous women in Bolivia. "Cholitas wrestling is very well-known in Europe. Tourists ... See more..
The Guardian 
Bolivia has given the go ahead to a controversial highway which would cut through an Amazon biodiversity hotspot almost the size of Jamaica and home to 14,000 mostly indigenous people. President Evo Morales enacted the new law opening the way for the ... See more..
Bloomberg 
Not long after Morales first announced the project in 2009, the Bolivian Institute for Strategic Research predicted that it could unleash a rush of commercial predators and destroy 610,000 hectares, nearly 65 percent of the Jamaica-sized park, by 2029. See more..
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Black And Red United 
D.C. United forward Bruno Miranda has been included in the preliminary roster for Bolivia in their upcoming World Cup qualifiers at Peru on August 31 and home against Chile on September 5. The 19-year old played in La Verde's last World Cup Qualifier ... See more..
teleSUR English 
In March, low rainfall and the effects of a changing climate helped fuel Bolivia's worst drought in 25 years. The drought has parched many of the country's resources, quickened the drying of lakes, devastated crops and livestock and is estimated to ... See more..
Xinhua 
LA PAZ, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- Bolivian Energy Minister Rafael Alarcon said Friday that Chinese company Sinohydro has won a tender to build the Ivirizu hydroelectric dam. Sinohydro won the second tender for the project, after the first was canceled on ... See more..
Jacobin magazine 
In Bolivia, the tale is very similar to what's going on in Ecuador, but with two fundamental differences. One is that social movements actually put the Evo Morales government into power. It wasn't as if there was a party that was created afterwards or ... See more..
Prensa Latina 
20 de agosto de 2017, 00:20La Paz, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales will take an oath to the five members of the Truth Commission that will research crimes committed by military dictatorships from 1964 to 1982. According to the MP ... See more..
teleSUR English 
The beginning of construction for Bolivia's first electric train was inaugurated by President Evo Morales on Thursday in a public ceremony that brought together various supporters of the major transportation project, including government ... See more..
Arizona State University 
This profile is part of a series highlighting the personal stories and achievements of Thunderbird students. Ready to read more? Subscribe to the Knowledge Network newsletter. What do Bolivia, the United States, Israel, Madagascar and Iran have in ... See more..
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Geography

Central South America, southwest of Brazil
Area

Total 1,098,581 sq km
Land 1,083,301 sq km
Water 15,280 sq km

Climate

varies with altitude; humid and tropical to cold and semiarid
Natural Resources

tin, natural gas, petroleum, zinc, tungsten, antimony, silver, iron, lead, gold, timber, hydropower ;
Natural Hazards

flooding in the northeast (March to April)

volcanism: volcanic activity in Andes Mountains on the border with Chile; historically active volcanoes in this region are Irruputuncu (elev. 5,163 m), which last erupted in 1995, and Olca-Paruma volcanic activity in Andes Mountains on the border with Chile; historically active volcanoes in this region are Irruputuncu (elev. 5,163 m), which last erupted in 1995, and Olca-Paruma
Current Environmental Issues

the clearing of land for agricultural purposes and the international demand for tropical timber are contributing to deforestation; soil erosion from overgrazing and poor cultivation methods (including slash-and-burn agriculture); desertification; loss of biodiversity; industrial pollution of water supplies used for drinking and irrigation

Demographics

Nationality
Bolivian
Population
10,461,053 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Bolivia is one of the poorest and least developed countries in Latin America. Following a disastrous economic crisis during the early 1980s, reforms spurred private investment, stimulated economic growth, and cut poverty rates in the 1990s. The period 2003-05 was characterized by political instability, racial tensions, and violent protests against plans - subsequently abandoned - to export Bolivia's newly discovered natural gas reserves to large Northern Hemisphere markets. In 2005, the government passed a controversial hydrocarbons law that imposed significantly higher royalties and required foreign firms then operating under risk-sharing contracts to surrender all production to the state energy company ...See More in exchange for a predetermined service fee. The global recession slowed growth, but Bolivia recorded the highest growth rate in South America during 2009. During 2010-12 high world commodity prices sustained rapid growth and large trade surpluses. However, a lack of foreign investment in the key sectors of mining and hydrocarbons, along with growing conflict among social groups pose challenges for the Bolivian economy. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$56.14 billion (2012 est.); $53.34 billion (2011 est.); $50.72 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

25.3% of GDP (2012 est.); 28.4% of GDP (2011 est.); 21.5% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

soybeans, coffee, coca, cotton, corn, sugarcane, rice, potatoes; Brazil nuts; timber
Industries

mining, smelting, petroleum, food and beverages, tobacco, handicrafts, clothing, jewelry