Bolivia

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Flag of Bolivia (state).svg
LocationSouth America
LeaderPresident of Bolivia
Evo Morales.jpg
Incumbent: Evo Morales
Since 22 January 2006
Typenation state
SubpageBolivia/1980 coup d'état
Bolivia/President
Bolivia/Vice President

Bolivia is a nation state in South America.

History

Bolivia is a former Spanish colony.

Cash crops

Bolivia is important in the production of cocaine for export. In 2008, Bolivian President Evo Morales kicked out the US ambassador and the DEA. Since then, Bolivia managed to reduce coca leaf cultivation drastically. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, total production of dried coca leaf fell 11 percent [1] from 2013 to 2014, and has fallen by an average of nearly 10 percent each year since 2011 [2] "I could mention many countries in the world where there is this problem and how it has grown with U.S. presence. They're using the fight against drug trafficking for clear political purposes" said president Evo Morales.[3]

 

Related Quotation

PageQuoteAuthorDate
Oliver North“Wanted aircraft to go to Bolivia to pick up paste. Want aircraft to pick up 1,500 kilos.”Oliver North9 July 1984

 

Ambassadors to Bolivia

Nation stateStartDescription
Ambassador to Bolivia
US/Ambassador to Bolivia

 

Event

Event
Bolivia/1980 coup d'état

 

Citizens of Bolivia on Wikispooks

TitleBornDied
Hugo Banzer10 May 19265 May 2002
Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada1 July 1930
Carlos Mesa12 August 1953
Eduardo Rodríguez2 March 1956
Jaime Paz Zamora15 April 1939


References