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Bolivia approves highway through Amazon biodiversity hotspot

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An activist with a sign pasted on her mouth urging to resist Bolivian government plans for stripping Tipnis of its protected status. Photograph: David Mercado/Reuters

National park which is home to thousands of indigenous people loses protected status to allow for construction of 190-mile road

August 15, 2017 — 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. Continue reading Bolivia approves highway through Amazon biodiversity hotspot

Shrinking glaciers cause state-of-emergency drought in Bolivia

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Bolivians in La Paz fetch water from a tanker truck provided by officials of the Bolivian public water company, Epsas. Photograph: Martin Alipaz/EPA

Three main dams supplying water to La Paz and El Alto are no longer fed by Andean glaciers and have nearly run dry

November 28, 2016 — The government of Bolivia, a landlocked country in the heart of South America, has been forced to declare a state of emergency as it faces its worst drought for at least 25 years.  Continue reading Shrinking glaciers cause state-of-emergency drought in Bolivia