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Big Sponsors Set to "Rally" in Bolivia While An Innocent American Remains Captive

Sean Penn | Posted 08.03.2013 | World
Sean Penn

Five months have passed, more than twenty Bolivian government officials connected with the extortion network that first imprisoned Jacob Ostreicher have been arrested or are on-the-run, and yet Jacob remains a captive of the Bolivian Judiciary.

Bolivia's Public Enemy #1

AP | Posted 05.22.2013 | World

LA PAZ, Bolivia -- Bolivia's culture minister calls it actor-activist Sean Penn's "worst performance" ever. He isn't talking about a movie. Minister ...

A Dangerous Pattern on Foreign Assistance

Sarah Trister | Posted 07.16.2013 | World
Sarah Trister

Bolivia's expulsion of USAID this month is a troubling development on its own, but when viewed in the context of similar actions by other governments, it raises questions about the future of American foreign assistance in the face of authoritarianism.

Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership the Solution to Latin America's Fractured Trade Regime?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.16.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Many hope an agreement on the TPP will provide a much-needed boost to a still prostrate global economy, but what is being widely hailed as profound progress in the evolution of trade integration globally is having the opposite effect in Latin America.

Bolivia Tries To Warm Hearts For Coca

AP | PAOLA FLORES | Posted 07.08.2013 | World

VILLA TUNARI, Bolivia -- Since taking office seven years ago, President Evo Morales has tried to persuade the world that he has no tolerance for cocai...

Bolivia Expels USAID

AP | CARLOS VALDEZ and FRANK BAJAK | Posted 07.01.2013 | World

LA PAZ, Bolivia — President Evo Morales acted on a longtime threat Wednesday and expelled the U.S. Agency for International Development for alle...

Neymar and Ronaldinho Lead Brazil to 4-0 Victory Over Bolivia

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 06.07.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil pranced to their first victory under newly appointed coach Luis Felipe Scolari with an impressive 4-0 win over Bolivia in Santa Cruz de la Sierra on Saturday.

PHOTOS: 8 Unusual Sweets From Around The World

Triposo | Posted 05.13.2013 | Taste
Triposo

Here are eight of our favorite unusual sweets from all around the world. Have you tried any of these?

Will Correa Assume Chavez's Role Leading Latin American Socialism?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.05.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

With Hugo Chavez having now passed, the question of who will inherit his legacy as the vanguard of 21st century socialism in Latin America is foremost in the minds of many.

Bolivia's Morales Nationalizes Spanish Owned Airport Company

AP | CARLOS VALDEZ | Posted 04.20.2013 | World

LA PAZ, Bolivia — President Evo Morales nationalized on Monday the Spanish-owned venture that runs Bolivia's country's three main airports in hi...

How the Latin American Drug War Will End

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 04.13.2013 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Given shifting political realities, it is easy enough to imagine that the drug war will one day come to an end. Yet, in light of the power and influence of the defense establishment, draconian policies may still prevail for some time at an enormous human cost.

LOOK: The Best Photos Of The Day

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.08.2013 | World

In the last 24 hours, plenty has happened around the world. Indigenous members of the Orinoca community performed during the first day of the Andea...

WATCH: Bolivia's Garbage Homes

Posted 02.06.2013 | World

Ingrid Vaca Diez always had a penchant for keeping empty bottles and stacking them up in the patio of her Santa Cruz residence in Bolivia. One day her...

A Bunch of Diners Just Got the Surprise of Their Lives

Anneli Rufus | Posted 03.25.2013 | Home
Anneli Rufus

They were screaming. They were hugging. They were jumping up and down in the aisles. It was weird watching faces turn from mild smiling complacency to staring pop-eyed shock. Someone near me shouted, "Oprah moment!"

Bolivia's President Celebrates Mayan 'Apocalypse' With Tradition, Ushers In Era Of Love

Posted 12.21.2012 | World

The Mayan apocalypse, predicted to take place on Dec. 21, has arrived without so much as a sputter. But while many around the world began to shutter t...

Breached Piñatas

Sean Penn | Posted 02.19.2013 | World
Sean Penn

I have had a front row seat to many of our State Department's diplomatic efforts and can offer unequivocally as one American voice, enormous pride and gratitude for this administration's extraordinary Department of State. Most recently, I draw your attention to the case of Jacob Ostreicher.

PHOTOS: Inside Bolivia's 'Sistine Chapel'

AP | JUAN KARITA | Posted 12.10.2012 | Religion

ORURUO, Bolivia -- The colonial-era house of worship known in Bolivia as the "Sistine Chapel of the Andes" was filled with flowers over the weekend fo...

PHOTOS: 11 South American Adventures

Viator | Posted 01.25.2013 | Travel
Viator

Whether you're looking to dive with sharks, bike precarious paths overlooking steep cliffs, venture deep into the world's largest jungle or trek for days on end through unworldly terrain, this continent has you covered.

From Kara2Mijael: The Gift of Giving

Loren Pritchett | Posted 01.23.2013 | Impact
Loren Pritchett

"No matter how bad you think you have it, there is always someone else who has it much worse than you. It makes you feel good when you buy something for yourself, but the best feeling in the word is when you help change someone else's life. It makes your heart feel good."

Chasing Ice: A New Documentary Melts a Climate Change Skeptic's Heart

Michael Rose | Posted 01.22.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Rose

One of the most beautiful and important films ever made. It takes up the discussion where An Inconvenient Truth left off but with new footage, not just something scraped up out of an archive.

The Rise of National Oil Companies

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.15.2013 | Business
Daniel Wagner

With energy demand, predicted to rise 20% through 2025, National Oil Companies are poised to have even an greater impact on the global economy, and in shaping oil producing countries' foreign policies.

Evo Morales' Gets $100,000... In Ponchos

AP | Posted 11.09.2012 | World

Bolivian President Evo Morales says his personal wealth has jumped by $100,000 since taking office, thanks to all the gift ponchos he's received. T...

Skull Revering Cult Prays For Good Luck

AP | Associated Press | Posted 11.08.2012 | World

LA PAZ, Bolivia -- Members of a Bolivian cult that reveres human skulls have held a rite to close out a Roman Catholic religious festival in honor of ...

Transsexual in Bolivia

Lucas Waldron | Posted 12.31.2012 | Gay Voices
Lucas Waldron

As a transgender man, my preparation for my internship in Bolivia was rooted in my desire to blend in. My desire to "pass" as male, even though I had not started hormone therapy, was riding on my understanding that Bolivian society would not have a concept of gender androgyny.

Sean Penn's Bizarre Bolivia Blitz

AP | Posted 10.31.2012 | World

LA PAZ, Bolivia -- It's not clear whether Sean Penn knew ahead of his visit to Bolivia of the missions he'd be asked to assume by President Evo Morale...