American sets to cross Pacific in reed boat, reach Australia

2016-10-22 13:15

In the age of space travel, an American explorer is getting ready to cross the Pacific Ocean from South America to Australia using an unusual ship - a reed boat built by Bolivian Aymara Indians

Post-Rousseff Brazil face-off with leftist LatAm leaders

2016-05-15 21:01

Brazil's new interim government has dismissed "lies" from left-wing Latin American leaders who are refusing to recognise its authority and the suspension of President Dilma Rousseff.

Plane crashes into Bolivian market

2016-03-14 08:46

Police in Bolivia say a small plane has crashed into a market in a town in the country's north, killing all four people in the aircraft and injuring three vendors on the ground.

Dakar Rally: Loeb builds lead with Stage 5 win

2016-01-08 07:51

Sebastien Loeb continued to make light work of his Dakar debut by claiming his third stage win on the gruelling event.

Bolivian women arrested for alleged Facebook baby sale

2015-11-27 07:21

Bolivian officials say they have arrested two women on human trafficking charges: one for selling her baby for $250, the other for buying it after placing a 'want ad' on Facebook.

Inmates lift hunger strike at Bolivian prison

2015-08-21 11:57

Inmates at one of Bolivia’s most dangerous prisons have called off a hunger strike after reaching a deal with authorities over their food allowance, an official says.

Pope asks pardon for church's 'offenses' against indigenous

2015-07-10 14:25

Pope Francis has apologised for the sins and 'offenses' committed by the Catholic Church against indigenous peoples during the colonial-era conquest of the Americas

Pope Francis to touch on cherished issues

2015-07-05 13:02

History's first Latin American pope has returned to Spanish-speaking South America for the first time, bringing a message of solidarity with the region's poor, who are expected to turn out in droves to welcome their native son home.

Former chief of Bolivia police jailed in drug probe

2015-03-05 22:33

A judge has ordered jail for the retired police general who reorganised Bolivia's counter-narcotics force after President Evo Morales expelled US drug agents.

Dakar: Altitude sickness slows al-Attiyah

2015-01-11 07:31

The Mini team has taken yet another stage in the 2015 Dakar Rally - that's seven out of seven - but SA's Giniel de Villiers is still second overall.


Striking miners kill deputy minister in Bolivia

2016-08-26 07:36

Striking miners in Bolivia kidnapped and beat to death the country's deputy interior minister after he traveled to the area to mediate in the bitter conflict over mining laws.

Bolivian inmate kills ex-wife then buries her beneath his prison cell

2016-04-08 07:49

An inmate apparently has killed his ex-wife and buried her beneath his cell in Bolivia's largest prison, with nobody taking notice for nearly a year, officials say.

Peterhansel wins Stage 6, leads Dakar Rally

2016-01-08 22:49

Stephane Peterhansel beat Peugeot team mates Carlos Sainz and Sebastien Loeb to take the lead following Stage 6 of the 2016 Dakar Rally in Bolivia.

Turkish forces seize 13 tons of marijuana

2016-01-06 15:59

An Ankara report says Turkish forces have seized 13 tons of marijuana after conducting an operation on a ship in international waters off the Libyan coast.

Bolivia wants to ban salt from restaurants

2015-09-24 14:23

Bolivia has a novel idea to cut down the salt intake of its people who suffer from hypertension - banish it from restaurant tables.

Bolivia inmates on hunger strike... for better food

2015-08-20 12:50

Inmates at one of Bolivia's most violent prisons have gone on hunger strike demanding they be fed at least as well as police dogs and horses, their leaders say.

Pope Francis to tour prison where inmates rule

2015-07-08 21:03

Pope Francis is set to visit Bolivia's most notorious prison, Palmasola, where guards only secure the perimeter, In each unit, murderers, drug traffickers and rapists make the rules.

Ghanaians accused in 6-ton cocaine bust on bail

2015-04-20 21:13

A court in Ghana has released two men on bail pending a trial on charges that they conspired to import nearly 6 tons of cocaine from Bolivia.

Dakar diary: Giniel closes on al-Attiyah

2015-01-11 11:42

Alone on the Bolivian salt flats... well, no tech support or real bivouac for all the Dakar racers - but Giniel took 3 minutes out of al-Attiyah's lead...

Mini All4 racing back for the 2015 Dakar

2014-12-04 09:16

Dakar Rally defending champions Nani Roma and Michel Périn will take on the world's most gruelling off-road race again in January in their Mini All4 Racing car.

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