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Bolivia inaugurates 54 MW of wind parks

September 22 (Renewables Now) – Bolivian government officials inaugurated two wind farms over the last few days, adding 54 MW of clean capacity to the country’s National Interconnected System (SIN). Located in the department of Santa Cruz, the wind parks were built by ENDE Corani, a unit of Bolivian state-owned power corporation Empresa Nacional de Electricidad (ENDE), the Ministry of Hydrocarbons and Energy said. On September 17, the Bolivian officials…
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US climber dies near summit of Bolivian Andes peak – The Washington Post

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Body of climber from Colorado recovered from Bolivian peak

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The body of an American man who died while climbing one of Bolivia’s highest peaks arrived Sunday in the country’s capital after a two-day recovery effort. Rescue workers said Daniel Granberg, 24, died atop the Illimani mountain. “We found Daniel lifeless, seated at the summit. His lungs did not hold out; he couldn’t get up to continue,” said Sergio Condori Vallejos, a mountain guide who…
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U.S. climber dies near summit of Bolivian Andes peak

LA PAZ, Bolivia — Bolivian rescue workers said Saturday they have recovered the body of a U.S. climber who died at about 6,200 meters (more than 20,000 feet) altitude near the peak of the Illimani mountain. The name of the 24-year-old climber was not immediately released. Death was “probably because of a pulmonary edema” rather than an accident, said Javier Thellaeche of Bolivian Andean Rescue. The man was with three…
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Bolivia has thousands of dinosaur footprints, but few bones

WHEN MARIO JALDIN was growing up in the 1950s in Torotoro, a village in the Bolivian Andes, he noticed hundreds of huge three-toed footprints on the edge of town. There were round ones with fat toes, thin ones with pointy claws, prints in straight lines and at odd angles, as if the beast that left them had had a change of heart. Mr Jaldin’s grandfather, who didn’t like him to…
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Bolivia ex-leader tried to ‘take her own life’ in prison, lawyer says

Bolivia’s jailed former president Jeanine Anez attempted to take her own life in prison on Saturday, her lawyer said, a day after prosecutors charged her with “genocide” over the 2019 deaths of protesters. Anez has been jailed since March, originally on charges — trumped up, her defenders say — of staging a coup against her predecessor and rival, former president Evo Morales. One of Anez’s lawyers, Jorge Valda, said the…
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Anez genocide prosecution tests Bolivian justice under Arce – The Washington Post

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Bolivia’s interim government tortured and executed opponents, report says

Bolivia Bolivia’s interim government tortured and executed opponents, report says OAS review of violence that followed 2019 election stops short of calling Jeanine Áñez’s ascent to power a coup but finds ‘irregularities’ We don’t want revenge. We want justice,’ the mother of a man killed by security forces after the 2019 election said. Photograph: Jorge Bernal/AFP/Getty Images We don’t want revenge. We want justice,’ the mother of a man killed…
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Bolivia’s indigenous female wrestlers mid-flight: Todd Antony’s best photograph

My best shotArt and design Bolivia’s indigenous female wrestlers mid-flight: Todd Antony’s best photograph ‘We must have done 30 takes for each image but the women never batted an eye.’ Photograph: Todd Antony ‘We must have done 30 takes for each image but the women never batted an eye.’ Photograph: Todd Antony ‘These women wrestle for their mental and physical health – and to stick two fingers up at a…
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Bolivia’s lake Poopo dries up and scientists fear refill unlikely

Bolivia’s Lake Poopo was once a fountain of life for local inhabitants, who fished from its teeming waters and farmed along its banks. Now it is a desert. Scientists say the one-time lake, which sprawls across Bolivia’s sun-drenched, high-altitude altiplano, has fallen victim to decades of water diversion for regional irrigation needs. And a warmer, drier climate has made its recovery increasingly unlikely. “It’s like a perfect storm,” says Jorge…
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