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Monica Machicao

Bolivia police face death on coronavirus frontline

29 Jul 2020

LA PAZ Bolivia's police forces in La Paz and El Alto have collected since April more than 3,300 bodies of people who died at home or in public places, about 80% of whom are suspected of having been infected with the novel coronavirus, a police chief said.

Bolivian sex workers bet on see-through 'biosecurity' raincoats to reduce contagion risk

16 Jul 2020

LA PAZ Bolivian sex workers in the capital La Paz are preparing for life in the age of the coronavirus with new equipment, including bottles of bleach, gloves and see-through raincoats, all of which they say will help them resume work safely.

Virus spreads though Bolivia's political elite; looms over election

15 Jul 2020

LA PAZ Bolivia's government has been rocked by the novel coronavirus, with the president and at least seven of her Cabinet ministers testing positive, straining the interim leadership and casting a shadow over a slated election rerun in under two months.

Bolivia's first transgender news anchor puts LGBTQ issues front and center

08 Jul 2020

LA PAZ Leonie Dorado, 26, is blazing a trail as the first transgender news anchor in Bolivia, a traditionally conservative South American nation currently in the grip of the coronavirus pandemic. | Video

Bolivian city gives out free doses of de-worming drug in bid to combat coronavirus

19 May 2020

TRINIDAD Officials in the Bolivian city of Trinidad launched a campaign on Monday to give out free doses of the anti-parasite drug ivermectin in a bid to combat the coronavirus in the country's hard-hit eastern region.

Japanese healing helps to destress Bolivia's coronavirus workers

27 Apr 2020

LA PAZ On Bolivia's frontline against the coronavirus, Marcia Calderon is helping medical workers unwind with energy healing technique Reiki, but without the usual laying on of hands to guard against infection.

'Another pandemic': In Latin America, domestic abuse rises amid lockdown

27 Apr 2020

By Lucila Sigal, Natalia A. Ramos Miranda, Ana Isabel Martinez and Monica Machicao

Bolivia's interim President Anez shakes up election race with plan to run

25 Jan 2020

LA PAZ Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez said on Friday that she will be a candidate in upcoming elections that will serve as a re-run of October's disputed vote that sparked protests and prompted former leader Evo Morales to resign.

Bolivians dream big with miniature cars, cash - and roosters

24 Jan 2020

LA PAZ Bolivians are dreaming big and hoping investments in miniature models of houses, tiny dollar bills and even pocket-sized roosters will help bring them luck for the year ahead.

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