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Bolivia

Bolivia & Argentina – Dynamic drug trafficking

Drug trafficking is a challenge for Bolivia and Argentina too. Bolivia is the third largest producer of coca leaf, (behind Peru and Colombia), forcing traffickers to move there. According to recent estimates, about 30,000 hectares of Bolivian land are devoted to coca cultivation, while Bolivia’s legal coca crop limit is 12,000 hectares (for traditional use).…

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Bolivia – Market theology

The market has a bit of everything – fruit and vegetables and then there are rice, baby food, galoshes, vermicelli and pumpkins as well as all sorts of meat and fish. One characteristic of the market is the great number of pedlars selling their sandwiches, ready meals, ice cream and an amount of beverages such…

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Bolivia – “Evangelization is not only for the soul”

The Apostolic Vicariate of Beni spans six of the eight provinces that make up the Amazonian department of Beni, in north-eastern Bolivia. Since 1987, Julio María Elías Montoya, a 67-year-old Spanish Franciscan has been its bishop. Southworld spoke with him in Trinidad, the capital of Beni, about the situation of the indigenous peoples and the…

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Bolivia – The Rocky Road to Democracy

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  After the end of the cold war, qualified analysts foresaw the inevitable marginalisation of Latin America. It would be gradually absorbed by a globalisation led by the United States. However, the emerging multi-polar framework rearranged the global geopolitical balance allowing the continent to re-emerge. It worked out its own role, a clear break with…

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Advocacy

Widen the horizon of Empowered Women.

Concluding the Special Synod of Bishops on the Amazon, Pope Francis in his homily said with a witty remark that the final document speaking of…

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Baobab

Hare and the Hyena.

0ne day, a long time ago when there was a famine in a certain part of Africa, Hare met Hyena. “How thin you are looking,” said…

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Youth & Mission

Young Indios: “The world must listen to us”.

During the Synod for Amazonia, we heard stories of young Indios who struggle against environmental exploitation, in recognition of their own identity, and they want to…

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