Security Alert: Landslide in La Paz

Subject: Security Alert: Landslide in La Paz Location: La Paz Event: A landslide in La Paz, in the Sopocachi Bajo / Llojeta neighborhood, has closed off the Kantutani / Costanera Avenue between the Zona Sur and downtown La Paz, as well as the Trillizo Bridges and the Yellow Teleférico line. The closures will have a major effect on ...
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Sustainable Fashion and Fair Trade

Surrounded by the brilliant colors and Andean motifs of artist Mamani Mamani, U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Marianne Scott welcomed representatives of international magazine VOGUE and Global Fashion Exchange. The delegation included José Forteza Senior Editor Vogue and GQ Latin America; Cristina Chamorro, Digital Editor of Vogue Mexico; influencer Ana Torrejón, Editorial Director of ...
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Cochabamba hackathon draws out the best in competitors

The U.S. Embassy in Bolivia, Jala Foundation and the Bolivian American Center (CBA) organized the hackathon for technological solutions to natural disaster preparedness and reaction competition. The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and the voluntary Search and Rescue Team in Cochabamba (SAR-Cochabamba) joined the activity as partners.
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Tearing Down Barriers: Women Who Challenge Labor Stereotypes

In celebration of the International Women’s Day, the U.S. Embassy hosted a large group of outstanding Bolivian women who have challenged traditionally male-dominated jobs and activities. The initiative, led by U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Marianne Scott, brought together successful women from all walks of life to share their experiences and inspire other women. ...
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“In and Out the Field”

On February 6, we attended the opening of the “In and Out the Field” program in Santa Fe de Khesini. This program combines English and soccer for underprivileged children and is carried out with volunteers from Saint Andrews School with support from the US Embassy and the Khesini community.
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Embassy visit to Unifranz El Alto

The Cultural Attaché, a.i. Luke Ortega visited Franz Tamayo University in the city of El Alto and took the opportunity to talk to the students of the Economic and Business Sciences career about the commercial exchanges between Bolivia and the United States. He also mentioned to students about scholarships and study opportunities in the northern ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia (February 21, 2019)

Location:  Nationwide, concentrating in main plazas and avenues of major cities. Event:  Multiple Bolivian civic groups throughout the country have announced demonstrations and counter-demonstrations on February 21, 2019. The expected size and duration of the demonstrations are unknown. Currently the U.S. Embassy is unaware of any announced work stoppages or blockades. Actions to Take: Monitor ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia

U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia (February 13, 2019) Location: U.S. Embassy, La Paz. Event: Local organizations have announced plans for a demonstration in front of the U.S. Embassy in La Paz at 7:00 p.m., February 13, 2019. The size, scope, and duration of this demonstration is unknown. Actions to Take: Exercise caution if in the vicinity of ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia

Location:  Bolivian roads and highways Event: Seasonal rains have caused landslides and flooding, and forced road and bridge closures on affected roads. The Bolivian Highway Administration (ABC) reported eight road closures across the country over the weekend, including roads in the El Choro and Caranavi areas where at least 15 people have died due to degraded ...
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American Movie Nights Kicks off with Blade Runner

On January 22, over 100 movie lovers enjoyed Ridley Scott’s Tech noir masterpiece Blade Runner (1982) as part of American Movie Nights at the Cinemateca in La Paz.  Combining an excellent performance from a young Harrison Ford, groundbreaking music from Vangelis, and Ridley Scott’s vision of a dystopian 2019 Los Angeles, Blade Runner is an ...
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Winter Institute

A select group of six university students from across Bolivia is in the United States to participate in the Winter Institute for Student Leaders, known as the Winter Institute.  The Winter Institute brings together students from Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru and Paraguay, to offer them tools to improve their leadership skills. The Institute includes a four-week academic ...
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We are Inspira’d!

IVLP Alumna Fabiola Tito is leading the 2019 Inspira Program in Sucre. She has brought together alumni from different programs and backgrounds to collaborate on diverse projects. The overarching goal of the Inspira Program is to strengthen recently established alumni networks throughout Bolivia. In this second Inspira cycle, we will increase interaction, improve alumni participation ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Remarks at the Organization of American States

Secretary Pompeo: The United States is a friend of Venezuela and of the Venezuelan people. We have watched Venezuelans suffer for far too long. We know what they know, that the tyranny of the now defunct Maduro regime has far too long – for far too long choked the country and its citizens.
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Recognizing Venezuelan National Assembly President Juan Guaido as the Interim President of Venezuela

Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 23, 2019 Statement from President Donald J. Trump Recognizing Venezuelan National Assembly President Juan Guaido as the Interim President of Venezuela   Today, I am officially recognizing the President of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaido, as the Interim President of Venezuela.  In its role as ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia

Location: Toro Toro, Department of Potosi. Event: Protestors in Toro Toro have implemented a roadblock on the road to Toro Toro National Park. This blockade has stopped vehicles transporting tourists from entering the park. The size, scope, and duration of this roadblock is unknown. There have been no reported acts of violence. Actions to Take: ...
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Ensuring Venezuela’s Constitutional Order and Safety of Elected Officials

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY ROBERT PALLADINO, DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON January 12, 2019 Ensuring Venezuela’s Constitutional Order and Safety of Elected Officials   We stand with the Venezuelan people, and we praise the fierce commitment to democratic principles of the elected members of the Venezuelan National Assembly.  We commend ...
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Actions Against Venezuela’s Corrupt Regime

Press StatementMichael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC January 10, 2019 The United States condemns Maduro’s illegitimate usurpation of power today following the unfree and unfair elections he imposed on the Venezuelan people on May 20, 2018. The United States remains steadfast in its support of the Venezuelan people and will continue to use ...
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Consular Services

At this time, scheduled passport and visas services in the United States and at U.S. Embassies and Consulates overseas will continue during the lapse in appropriations as the situation permits. We will not update this website until full operations resume, with the exception of urgent safety and security information. For information on our services and ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens – Federal Holiday Monday, December 24, 2018 and Planning for a Possible Lapse in Appropriations

This message is to advise the public that the Embassy in La Paz and the Consular Agency in Santa Cruz will be closed on December 24, 2018.  The Embassy and the Consular Agency will resume normal operations on Wednesday, December 26th, 2018.
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Run-Up to the 2019 Bolivian Presidential Elections

Press Statement Robert Palladino Deputy Spokesperson Washington, DC December 16, 2018 Run-Up to the 2019 Bolivian Presidential Elections   The United States joins the European Union in stressing that threats against judges from the Supreme Electoral Tribunal are not conducive to creating the conditions required to hold free and fair elections in 2019. Respect for ...
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Human Rights Day

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Secretary Pompeo December 10, 2018 Human Rights Day Seventy years ago, the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Emerging from a world war that shocked humanity with its cruelty, the sovereign nations of the world united to specify those ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia

Location:  Nationwide, concentrating in major cities in Bolivia Event:  Protesters have implemented roadblocks in La Paz, Santa Cruz, and other Bolivian cities. The roadblocks vary in scale and method, and will hinder and at times completely prevent transit using streets and roads. There are media reports of confrontations at some roadblocks. The implementation of roadblocks is sporadic, and their exact ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia (December 4, 2018) Location: Nationwide, concentrating in major cities in Bolivia Event: Multiple Bolivian civic groups throughout the country have announced a general strike, beginning in the earliest hours of Thursday, December 6, 2018. The general strike may include work stoppages, road blockades, rallies, and marches. Roadblocks ...
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Training the first generation of podcasters in Bolivia

Sponsored by the US Embassy in La Paz and led by U.S. international journalists  Teresa Bouza  and  Ruxandra Guidi , the workshop “La narración, en el corazón del podcast”(Narration, the Heart of the Podcast) attracted around 50 journalists, most of them female, from all over the country. The three-day workshop (Oct. 25-28) came after the first podcast training in the ...
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Alert: The Civic Committee of the Bloque Chiquitano and the Municipal Government

Location: Robore, Santa Cruz, Bolivia Event: The Civic Committee of the Bloque Chiquitano and the Municipal Government of Robore are currently blocking several sections of the bioceanic road from Santa Cruz to Puerto Suarez. The exact scope and the duration of the blockades are still unknown; however, travelers and residents should prepare for the possibility ...
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Access Camps Santa Cruz and Tarija

Binational Centers of Santa Cruz and Tarija — with the collaboration and sponsorship of the US Embassy – organized their 2018 Access Camps. All activities were organized around the themes, “Tomorrow. Here I come!” in Santa Cruz, and in Tarija, “Discover the Access within Yourselves,” providing the soon-to-graduate participants with an opportunity to live English ...
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Dam Safety Expert Shares Best Practices

In September and October, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) engineer Hilary Spilo shared best practices in the field of dam safety with technical experts, students, and officials in Cochabamba, La Paz, Tarija, and Santa Cruz. Ms. Spilo also discussed TCEQ guidelines and regulations on dam construction, inspections, emergency action plans with Bolivian authorities at ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia

Location: Nationwide, concentrating in major cities of Bolivia. Event: Multiple Bolivian civic groups throughout the country have announced demonstrations beginning at 00:00 on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 to mark “Bolivian Democracy Day.” Demonstrations may include work stoppages, road blockades, rallies, and marches. Roadblocks may prevent travel between airports and city centers. Demonstrators nationwide plan to ...
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FEXPOCRUZ

The Embassy of the United States participated in the FEXPOCRUZ with a bus stop, where visitors felt as if they had stopped in the middle of places and landscapes of the United States. The USA Bus Stop was set with giant screens that showed videos and photographs of iconic places in the United States. There, ...
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Education USA Fair

On September 3 of 2018, the EducationUSA Fair organized every year by EducationUSA Bolivia with the support of US Embassy La Paz, took place in Santa Cruz. The fair attracted around two thousand students that were able to talk to representatives of 10 US universities.
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Message in the U.S. Citizens Services – U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia

Location: Bolivia Event: The Bolivian Medical Association has announced plans for a 24-hour strike on Thursday, September 27, 2018; medical associations at the departmental level are also expected to organize protests in their respective cities. Due to the nature of the strike, the availability of medical and pharmaceutical services in Bolivia, as well as the ...
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Supporting International Jazz Festival

Embassy La Paz invited the local band Gustavo Orihuela Jazz Quartet and special guest singer Carla Casanovas to perform at the International Jazz Festival. Concerts took place in Teatro 6 de Agosto in La Paz, Fundación COMPA in El Alto, and Teatro Gran Mariscal in Sucre, during the week of September 10-13.
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ESP Roadshow

A series of 4 events oriented to professionals in the English teaching field of private university language centers, English teaching pre service schools of public universities and binational centers on the theme of ESP, the teaching of English for Specific Purposes. Over 100 English teachers and the impact on thousands of students.
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Security Alet – Blockades Coca Growers Union

Location: In and Around La Paz, Bolivia Event: The Yungas Coca Growers Union has announced plans for a blockade of the city of La Paz beginning in the earliest hours of Monday, September 10, 2018. The exact scope, the duration, and the routes targeted in the blockade are still unknown; however, travelers and residents should ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia (Aug 2, 2018) Location: Nationwide, concentrating in Potosí. Event: On August 6, 2018, Bolivia will celebrate its Independence Day. Travelers and residents should expect an increase in road closures, rallies, celebrations, and demonstrations in major cities, with a focus at the official Independence Day celebrations in Potosí. Violence ...
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Heather Nauert – Political and Religious Prisoners Held by the Russian Government

The United States is deeply concerned by the growing number of individuals—now more than 150—identified by credible human rights organizations as political and religious prisoners held by the Government of the Russian Federation
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia

Location: La Paz Event: Since June 4, 2018, there have been ongoing demonstrations by Public University of El Alto (UPEA) protesters in La Paz and El Alto. Currently, protesters are blocking vehicular routes at several locations in downtown La Paz, specifically in the vicinity of Obelisco, Del Estudiante, and Venezuela squares. There have been no ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia

Location: El Alto, La Paz Department Event: On June 4 and 5, 2018 roads will be blocked throughout El Alto due to a planned general strike by the Neighborhood Federation of El Alto. Roadblocks are expected to be in place by 7:00 a.m. The blockades are also expected to prevent vehicular access to and from ...
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LGBTI Pride Month 2018

U.S. Department Of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement By Secretary Pompeo June 1, 2018 LGBTI Pride Month   The United States joins people around the world in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month, and reaffirms its commitment to protecting and defending the human rights of all, including ...
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International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia   Washington, DC May 17, 2018 The United States stands for the protection of fundamental freedoms and universal human rights. Our nation was founded on the bedrock principle that we are all created equal – and that every person is entitled ...
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Statement by HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON May 11, 2018 Condemning Violence in Nicaragua The United States remains deeply concerned about the ongoing crisis in Nicaragua, and condemns the overnight violence that left at least two student demonstrators dead and many more injured. Those responsible for ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia (May 7, 2018)

Location: Chuquisaca Department, concentrating in capital city of Sucre. Event: Protestors continue to implement roadblocks in and around Sucre and Chuquisaca Department, including main entrance and exit roads and roads to and from the airport. The ongoing demonstrations have closed the airport and have severely limited transportation options and other services around the city.  The ...
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Swearing-In Ceremony of Carlos Trujillo as U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States

The White House Remarks by Vice President Pence at Swearing-In Ceremony of Carlos Trujillo as U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States   May 2, 2018 The Vice President’s Ceremonial Office Eisenhower Executive Office Building 4:04 P.M. EDT THE VICE PRESIDENT: Well, good afternoon. And on behalf of President Trump and the First ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia (May 3, 2018)

Location: Chuquisaca Department, concentrating in capital city of Sucre. Event: Protestors have implemented a general strike and several road blocks within Sucre, including main exit roads and roads to and from the airport. The size, scope, and duration of this strike and roadblocks are unknown; there have been no reported acts of violence. Actions to ...
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United States Assisting Venezuelans in Need

U.S. Department Of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Media Note April 13, 2018 United States Assisting Venezuelans in Need   Today, the United States announced nearly $16 million in humanitarian assistance for Venezuelans who have fled their country due to the crisis there. This funding from the State Department and the U.S. ...
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Ambassador Nikki Haley on U.S. Humanitarian Funding to Colombia to Help Displaced Venezuelans

United States Mission to the United Nations Office of Press and Public Diplomacy For Immediate Release March 20, 2018 Press Release: Ambassador Nikki Haley on U.S. Humanitarian Funding to Colombia to Help Displaced Venezuelans   President Maduro’s continuing disregard for the universal human rights of the Venezuelan people has triggered over 1.5 million Venezuelans to seek ...
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Publication on Final Rule Changing the Passport Execution Fee

Publication on Final Rule Changing the Passport Execution Fee Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC January 31, 2018 The Department of State published a  Final Rule  on January 31, 2018, that increases the passport execution fee. The passport execution fee will be $35 starting on April 2, 2018. This rule increased the fee $10 from ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia (March 21, 2018)

Location: Department of Potosi, concentrating in major communities including: Uyuni Villa Alota Comunidad de San Juan Salar de Chiguana Comunidad Todos Santos Comunidad de Zoniquera Event: Protestors from local communities have implemented several road blocks between the city of Uyuni and Villa Alota. These blockades have stopped vehicles transporting tourists for hours and even overnight ...
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United States Assisting Venezuelans in Need

U.S. Department Of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement By Heather Nauert, Spokesperson March 20, 2018 United States Assisting Venezuelans in Need Effective immediately, the United States is increasing humanitarian assistance to Venezuelans in Colombia who were forced to leave their country due to the ongoing crisis created by the Maduro regime. ...
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Books for Two Libraries in Santa Cruz

Annie Simpkins, the Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer of the United States Embassy, ​​ visited Santa Cruz to deliver books to the Municipal Library “El Recreo” and to the Library of the Centro Cultural Plurinacional.  The collection of more than 200 books written by US authors and translated into Spanish are basically literature for school kids, in ...
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International Women’s Day Celebration

On March 8, the Public Affairs and Political/Economic Sections of the Embassy supported DCM Marianne Scott in hosting an International Woman’s Day event focusing on female entrepreneurs and their use of technology in their businesses.  The event brought together close to 130 women from various sectors to discuss entrepreneurship, challenges they face, successes they have achieved, ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia

Location: Nationwide, concentrating in major cities including: La Paz/ El Alto Santa Cruz Cochabamba Event: Multiple Bolivian civic groups throughout the country have announced demonstrations and strikes for February 21, 2018, to include work stoppages, road blockades, and marches. The expected size and scope of the demonstrations are unknown. Actions to Take:   Avoid areas ...
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U.S. Engagement in the Western Hemisphere at University of Texas at Austin

This trip comes at an important time for the Western Hemisphere. This diverse region – which includes Canada, Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean – is a priority for the United States for reasons other than simply our geographic proximity.
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BolTESOL 2018

The Regional English Language Office and the US Embassy in Bolivia supported BolTESOL, the 23rd National Convention for English Techers organized by the Bolivian English Teachers Association, BETA. Over 500 English Teachers and 52 National and International speakers working together in the City of Tarija from January 7th to 10th, 2018.
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Empowering the future generation of Bolivian scientists and innovators

The Clubes de Ciencia Bolivia team believes that part of the solution begins with channeling the curiosity and creativity of young Bolivians by stimulating their interest and passion in pursuing careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. To accomplish this, Clubes de Ciencia has created a series of workshops directed to high school ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Routes Between La Paz and El Alto Airport Blocked by Health Workers

The U.S. Embassy in La Paz informs U.S. citizens that routes from La Paz to El Alto airport are going to be blocked by health workers on December 28, 2017.  They are protesting recent changes to the law impacting the medical sector.  The blocked routes are Max Fernandez Avenue, Ramiro Castillo Avenue, Faro Murillo Avenue ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Doctor’s Strike in Bolivia

Since November 23, Bolivian doctors have carried out a strike protesting changes to Bolivian malpractice law. Striking medical professionals have stopped or reduced services in Bolivia’s public and private hospitals, with many pharmacies also closing their doors or limiting operating hours in solidarity. Some medical providers remain open to provide emergency services only on a ...
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PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP ANNOUNCES A NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY TO ADVANCE AMERICA’S INTERESTS

PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP ANNOUNCES A NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY TO ADVANCE AMERICA’S INTERESTS “Our government’s first duty is to its people, to our citizens — to serve their needs, to ensure their safety, to preserve their rights, and to defend their values.” – President Donald J. Trump A NEW NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY FOR A NEW ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Cochabamba

The U.S. Embassy in La Paz informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration organized by the Coordinadora Nacional Por el Cambio (CONALCAM) is expected to take place in the city of Cochabamba on December 16, 2017.  Demonstrators will gather in Avenida Blanco Galindo to commemorate the ‘Día de la Revolución Democrática y Cultural’ and to support ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in La Paz

The U.S. Embassy in La Paz informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place in La Paz beginning at 10:00 on December 12, 2017. Demonstrators from the Medical Sector will march and block the streets around Plaza del Estudiante, Puente de las Americas, Avenida Saavedra, Plaza Triangular and Calle 17 de Obrajes. In ...
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Networking “AMCHAM JUNIOR”

With the support of the Embassy of the United States and in collaboration with the American Chamber of Commerce AMCHAM, the First Networking Platform “AMCHAM JUNIOR” was born. This platform aims to empower outstanding young people, entrepreneurs, small businesses, entrepreneurs and professionals from the practice of Networking as a growth strategy.   The NETWORKING philosophy ...
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Inspiring

Inspire is a movement, inspired by the thought of Former President of the United States John Quincy Adams: “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and be better, you are a leader,” that seeks to awaken in former scholars of the United States Embassy wish to inspire future generations of ...
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A Step Back for Democracy in Bolivia

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON November 29, 2017 A Step Back for Democracy in Bolivia The United States is deeply concerned by the November 28 ruling of the Constitutional Tribunal of Bolivia to declare inapplicable provisions of the country’s constitution that prohibit elected officials, including ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in La Paz

The U.S. Embassy in La Paz informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration is expected to take place on November 29, 2017.  Demonstrators from the Medical Sector will gather at Avenida Arce and will march to the Health Ministry located at the Plaza del Estudiante.  Protestors are asking the government to change Article 205. According to ...
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Journalists Eager to Tell Stories over the Web in Bolivia

On October 27 – 29, the U.S. Embassy co-hosted a workshop on the creation of digital audio programs (podcasts) in La Paz, in which 56 digital journalists from all over the country participated. The journalists, mostly women, demonstrated that there is eagerness to tell stories through digital media in Bolivia. During the workshop, the participants ...
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Brown is the New Green for Gardens: Lessons from the Drought in the U.S.

Water for human consumption is such a scarce resource, as it is in Bolivia, that California authorities took radical measures to alleviate the crisis. November 3, 2017 Juan Carlos Véliz M., Sacramento CA, USA Trying to change in peoples’ minds about gardens having to be green seems crazy, but that is precisely what is happening ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in La Paz

The U.S. Embassy in La Paz informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration is expected to take place on November 7, 2017. Demonstrators from the Central Obrera Departamental (COD) and the Consejo Nacional de Ayllus y Markas del Qullasuyo (CONAMAQ) will gather at Avenida Montes, Avenida Tejada Sorzano and Avenida Arce in support of the re-election ...
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Statement by Ambassador Haley on the Gubernatorial Elections in Venezuela

United States Mission To The United Nations Office of Press and Public Diplomacy For immediate release October 16, 2017 Statement by Ambassador Haley on the Gubernatorial Elections in Venezuela Yesterday, Venezuelans once again attempted to make their voices heard, and dictator Maduro once again tried to silence them through reported voter intimidation, manipulation, and obstruction. ...
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Statement of Spokesperson Heather Nauert on Gubernatorial Elections in Venezuela

U.S. Department Of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement By Heather Nauert, Spokesperson October 12, 2017 Gubernatorial Elections in Venezuela   The Venezuelan people deserve to have their voices heard through their nation’s Gubernatorial Elections this Sunday, October 15.  The United States and the international community are paying close attention to this ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Delighted by Santa Cruz

Marianne Scott, the new Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy, visited Santa Cruz the last week of September during the city’s anniversary celebration.  Ms. Scott met with the senior officials of the region and representatives of important Cruceño institutions, such as CAINCO, CADEX, and IBCE. She also visited the modern facilities of the ...
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Access Camps

English Immersion Camps are one of the main components of the English Access Microscholarship Program. The Binational centers of Cochabamba and Sucre organized – in June and September – with the support of the US Embassy, 3-day-2-night Access Camps with a number of activities including workshops, lectures, trekking, talent shows, bon fires, and much, much ...
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ELT Upgrade – Santa Cruz 2017

The ELT Upgrade gathers university English Professors from 7 Language Schools of public universities in Bolivia in order to receive a 3-day-intensive training. This version of the program was co-organized by the Gabriel Rene Moreno University of Santa Cruz. The training was offered by ELT Specialist Richard Kahn and US Embassy ESL Specialist Gonzalo Fortun ...
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Activate E Teacher Alumni Training – AETAT 2017

25 alumni of the on line training program for English Teachers, E Teacher, were trained in CBA Tarija. The program was conducted by ELT Specialist Richard Kahn, FHI 360 TESOL Specialist Elizabeth Jenkins, and US Embassy ELT Specialist Gonzalo Fortun. The AETAT 2017 ended with an ELT Conference open to the general ELT community in ...
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NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH, 2017

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION   During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate the accomplishments of Hispanic Americans who have helped shape our great Nation.  We are grateful for the many contributions Hispanic American men and women make to our society and the vibrancy they weave into our American ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in La Paz

September 12, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in La Paz informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration is expected to take place at Avenida Arce and Belisario Salinas Street on September 12, 2017. The transportation sector will demand that the roads to Achacachi and Copacabana roads be cleared. According to the local media, approximately 150 to 175 ...
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International Symposium on Water Resources Management

Two water experts from the United States visited Bolivia the last week of August 2017, to participate in an International Symposium on Water Resources Management, organized by the Catholic University of Tarija.  The two speakers were Dr. William Asquith from the U.S. Geological Survey (U.S.G.S.), who is also an adjunct professor at Texas Tech University, ...
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EducationUSA Fair in Bolivia – 2017

For the third time,  the EducationUSA Fair in Santa Cru,  Bolivia, was held on Saturday, August 24, 2017,  at the Binational Center (Centro Boliviano Americano). Bolivia’s EducationUSA Fair is organized by EducationUSA Bolivia, under the lead of EducationUSA Santa Cruz and with the support of the US Embassy in La Paz. It is estimated that around 1,500 people,  mainly ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in La Paz

The U.S. Embassy in La Paz informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place in 12th Street in the Obrajes neighborhood on August 29, 2017. Residents and transportation leaders of the Mallasa neighborhood will be demonstrating with the stated purpose of demanding better roads. According to the local media, approximately 1000 to 1500 ...
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Bolivian Entrepreneurs selected for the YLAI Professional Fellows Program

La Paz — The Embassy is proud to announce the 2017 cohort from Bolivia for the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program.  The five-week program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, will bring 250 young leaders from 36 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to the United States to ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Achacachi

The U.S. Embassy in La Paz informs U.S. citizens that demonstrators in Achacachi are expected block all access to Achacachi and the main road to Copacabana.  Main blocking points have been installed on the Calachaca and Rio Queca bridges, and in the intersection to Viacha. Demonstrators are asking for the resignation of the mayor of Achacachi and the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in La Paz

August 22, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in La Paz informs U.S. citizens that demonstrators are expected gather in San Francisco Square and Colon Street and block all access to El Alto. Street Vendors of La Paz, FEJUVE (Federation of Neighborhood Councils) and COB (Central Obrera Boliviana) are protesting against the issuance of street vendor credentials. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in La Paz

August 2, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in La Paz informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place at Mariscal Santa Cruz Avenue on August 2, 2017. Residents of Achacachi are protesting against the mayor of Achacachi. Heavy traffic is expected in the surrounding area. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Roads From La Paz to Cochabamba and Santa Cruz Are Closed

The U.S. Embassy in La Paz has received multiple reports that roads from La Paz to Cochabamba and Santa Cruz will be blocked on Monday, July 31, 2017.  All bus departures from La Paz to Cochabamba and to Santa Cruz have been canceled. The reason for these roadblocks has not yet been confirmed. Even demonstrations ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in La Paz July 24, 2017

United States Embassy La Paz, Bolivia Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in La Paz July 24, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in La Paz informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place at the San Andres University beginning at 12:00 on July 24, 2017. Students will be demonstrating with the stated purpose of ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Shooting in Santa Cruz

The U.S. Embassy in La Paz has reports of an active shooting between Velarde and Irala Avenues in the center of Santa Cruz. The Embassy recommends that all U.S. citizens avoid the affected area. Monitor local media for the latest updates. For further information: See the  State Department’s travel website  for the  Worldwide Caution , Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and  Bolivia Country Specific Information . ...
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OAS LGBTI Core Group Statement: International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

Joint Statement Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Washington, DC May 17, 2017 Today, on May 17, the members of the OAS LGBTI Core Group (Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, United States and Uruguay) are proud to join other governments and civil society organizations from around the world to celebrate the International Day against Homophobia, ...
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Check out Our New Site!

Yes, we have a brand new website! Have a look around! The new-look website has seven sections representing broad topics that may be of interest to you. The sections are broken down further into sub-categories to assist you in finding specific information. The Seven Sections are: Visas – For all your Visa needs and questions. U.S. Citizen Services – ...
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Be Green Fair — Earth Day

The Embassy organized a green fair to commemorate World Earth Day featuring a variety of stands on environmental care including recycling waste, use of solar cookers, collection and purification of water, ways of composting food and other materials, as well as the sale of organic products. The Chargé d’Affairs recalled the origin of this day: “A ...
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Earth Day Activities

The United States Embassy in La Paz commemorated World Earth Day with a bicycle ride from Ancoraimes to Carabuco on the Bolivian high plateau. In the two communities visited by cyclists and support staff, Chargé d’Affaires Peter Brennan delivered book donations for local schools, as well as sports equipment for children, and 200 cypress trees to forest ...
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YLAI TechCamp Bolivia 2017 takes place in Santa Cruz

In the first YLAI TechCamp, sixty-five Latin American entrepreneurs, YLAI Fellows from Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela and Bolivia met for a two-day Camp.The event took place in Santa Cruz. It gathered the participants to identify common challenges and solutions for their startups. The event was hosted by Embassy La Paz, in partnership with the ...
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Statement by President Trump on Syria

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary         For Immediate Release         April 6, 2017 STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT TRUMP ON SYRIA Mar-a-Lago, Florida 9:40 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  My fellow Americans:  On Tuesday, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians.  Using a deadly nerve agent, Assad ...
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DAS Fitzpatrick visits El Alto

DAS Fitzpatrick discusses the experiences of and impact on the lives of Vencedoras, MLK College Horizons, and Ingles Yes program participants at Metro Parada Juvenil Santa Isabel at El Alto! The achievements of these young people impressed the visitor.
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Visit to Bolivia by DAS Michael Fitzpatrick

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Michael Fitzpatrick met with Vice Ministers Guadalupe Palomeque and Walter Endara at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Deputy Secretary Fitzpatrick, Chargé d’Affaires Peter Brennan, Deputy Chief of Mission Gabriel Escobar and diplomats from the United States Embassy exchanged views with Bolivian officials on the normalization of bilateral relations.
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Book Donation to El Alto Public University

Lia Miller, the Cultural Attache of the United States Embassy, ​​ visited the Public University of El Alto (UPEA) to deliver 164 reference books in Spanish on topics such as International Relations, Economics, Journalism, History, Culture, Literature, Public Administration, Law and Education, in addition to 80 publications of the State Department, destined to the library of ...
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Book Donation to Public University in El Alto

The Cultural Affairs Officer, Lia Miller visited the Public University of El Alto and delivered 170 books and 80 publications for different careers of the Public University of El Alto, in the opportunity also mentioned the collaboration that the embassy provides in other areas of the education; highlighting the enhancement of the English language learning ...
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International Women’s Day

Press Statement Mark C. Toner Acting Spokesperson Washington, DC March 8, 2017 On International Women’s Day, we reflect on the critical contributions women make in every sector of society and we recommit ourselves to addressing the discrimination and barriers that women face around the world. We have seen firsthand the benefits of women’s empowerment—politically, economically, and ...
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Kenny Wesley Quartet

Embassy La Paz celebrated Black History Month programming in Bolivia with a series of concerts, master classes, workshops, and educational engagement activities featuring the U.S. music group the Kenny Wesley Quartet.  The group performed in Cochabamba and Santa Cruz from February 5 – 11.  As part of the week-long celebration, the embassy officially  inaugurated the ...
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50th Anniversary of the Treaty of Tlatelolco

Press Statement Mark C. Toner Acting Spokesperson Washington, DC February 13, 2017 Fifty years ago, on February 14, 1967, the Treaty of Tlatelolco opened for signature. This landmark Treaty led to the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in Latin America and the Caribbean, the first agreement to prohibit nuclear weapons in a populated area. It paved ...
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College Horizons in El Alto

Sixteen young Alteños completed the College Horizons – MLK Scholarship Program at the Santa Isabel Youth Center in El Alto. College Horizons is an English language program sponsored by the United States Embassy with the goal of providing Afro Bolivian or indigenous and academically excellent young people from tax education units the opportunity to study ...
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Joint Statement on U.S.-Mexico Relations

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary January 27, 2017 Joint Statement on U.S.-Mexico Relations   The United States President Donald J. Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto spoke by phone this morning for an hour.  The call was mutually arranged by their teams. The two had a productive and constructive call regarding the bilateral relationship between the two ...
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The Inaugural Address

The White House January 20, 2017 The Inaugural Address REMARKS OF PRESIDENT DONALD J.  TRUMP – AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY INAUGURAL ADDRESS FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. As Prepared for Delivery – Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens of ...
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Camp for ACCESS English Scholarship Coordinators and Teachers

The US Embassy with the support of RELO, the Regional Office of English Programs, organized a training camp for coordinators and English teachers of the Access Scholarship Program. The objective of the camp was to train teachers in new educational trends and to create community among the different personal components of the program, authorities of ...
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240 Years of Democracy

The United States elected the 45th president of its history: Donald Trump. At the residence of the United States Embassy, US citizens, members of the diplomatic corps, journalists and friends gathered to follow the results of the polls minute by minute. Once again democracy was celebrated, the principles and values of a solid system, institutionalized ...
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Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI)

President Obama launched  the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) in 2015 to expand opportunities for emerging entrepreneurs and civil society innovators in Latin America. Following a successful pilot program in February – March 2016 that included a Bolivian participant, more Bolivian entrepreneurs will travel to the United States joining other budding entrepreneurs from ...
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Tribute to Professor Jaime Escalante

Jaime Escalante, the Bolivian professor, who inspired thousands of students, who taught mathematics with a unique method, who contributed to the training of youths qualified as rebels, was honored by the United States Postal Service with the issuance of a stamp with his image, the image of Professor Escalante with his typical cap in front ...
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Embassy Participation in the 2016 Book Fair

The 21st edition of the International Book Fair of La Paz had a special stamp for the United States Embassy. Two components characterized our participation in the most important Cultural Fair in La Paz. With the co sponsorship of La Razón and TuKiosko we have launched the search for the Bolivian Super Hero of the ...
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U.S. Embassy Celebrates Legacy of Jaime Escalante

September 8, 2016 -- The U.S. Embassy hosted a posthumous tribute to Professor Jaime Escalante on Wednesday, September 7th, at 19:00 at Cinemateca Boliviana, in La Paz. On the occasion, the Embassy celebrated the launching of a commemorative stamp in honor of Jaime Escalante. The United States Postal Service issued the stamp on July 13, ...
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Bolivia 2015 — International Religious Freedom Report

Executive Summary The constitution stipulates the state is independent of all religion and provides for “freedom of thought, spirituality, religion and cult, expressed individually or collectively, in public and in private.” The constitution and other laws give educational institutions the right to teach religion and indigenous spiritual belief classes. Some religious organizations, led predominantly by ...
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Bolivian English Teachers Embrace New Tools

Supporting English language learning in Bolivia is a priority for the U.S. Embassy. The Embassy and the State Department Regional English Language Office recently hosted a two-week training for English teachers of public and private institutions, including schools, institutes, language centers, and universities. The theme of this program, called #EnglishWeek in social networks, was “Assessment ...
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Second Edition of the Contest: “Sembrando Ideas Verdes”

The winners of the “Sembrando Ideas Verdes” contest were 2 projects of the Universidad Amazonica de Pando, the first winning project was presented by Raul Magne and Mijael Barbery who proposed to produce recycled paper from banana waste and simultaneously raise farmers’ awareness about recycling; the second winning project was elaborated by Fredy Cuaquira and ...
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Navajo and Aymara: Shared Culture Strengthens Renewable Energy Ties

From 18 to 25 July, the U.S. Embassy sponsored the visit of a delegation of faculty from the University of Colorado School of Mines, who visited several indigenous communities and gave lectures on the use of alternative energies to development rural areas. Doctors Masami Nakagawa and Whitney Trainor-Guitton, and Sam Woods, director of the Navajo ...
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4 Hours for the 4th of July

US Embassy La Paz participated in a 4-hours event at Universidad Tecnologica Privada de Santa Cruz gving information about Embassy programs offered to the Bolivian public. The event, titled “4 Hours for the 4th of July,” took place on June 28. Embassy staff distributed information about the Fulbright program and other academic exchange programs, PAS ...
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Reach out and touch the stars

The U.S. Embassy had the honor to bring former NASA astronaut Dr. Ellen Baker to Bolivia October 12-18 and shared her experiences with enthusiastic audiences that included youth and adults who dream of traveling to space or becoming NASA scientists. Dr. Baker gave lectures on living and working in space, as she participated in three ...
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Embassy Hosts Science Fellow for Lake Titicaca Environmental Issues

As part of an ongoing collaboration between U.S. Embassy La Paz, U.S. Embassy Lima, and the Environmental Protection Agency, environmental engineer Paul Fericelli arrived in La Paz for a one month collaboration with the Autoridad binacional Lago Titicaca (ALT).  Mr. Fericelli’s role will be to assist the Peruvian and Bolivian governments in updating their Lake ...
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Environment Road Show Reaches Bolivian Universities

Embassy officials visited three universities in Santa Cruz to discuss waste and water management.  They spoke to over 150 students at each university and were interviewed on the university television.  The week before, officials had a similar experience in Cochabamba where they spoke to packed auditoriums at four schools and had an interview on university ...
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Education USA – University Fair

For the first time, Bolivia was included in the EducationUSA Fair circuit. The EducationUSA fair sought to promote different study programs offered at U.S. universities.  Representatives from 17 U.S. universities, EducationUSA advisers, and U.S. Embassy representatives offered advice and information sessions to more than 4,000 students and parents on undergraduate careers, graduate studies, intensive English ...
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Embassy Representatives Travel to Santa Cruz for EXPOCRUZ

Embassy staff all attended portions of the weeklong EXPOCRUZ trade show in the eastern city of Santa Cruz, Bolivia’s commercial hub.  The event which is an agricultural and trade fair brings everyone from Bolivian businessmen, cattle ranchers, politicians, and diplomats together.  The Acting CDA made opening remarks at the American Chamber of Commerce’s well-attended reception ...
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Consular Outreach in Bolivia’s Economic Capital

Consular staff took advantage of the Santa Cruz ExpoCruz commercial fair to lead extensive outreach on study opportunities in the United States and to conduct fraud prevention activities in advance of the 2016 Diversity Visa Program. In addition to promoting tourism and study at the stand of the bi-national center (Centro Boliviano Americano), consular staff ...
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Creator of New Andean Architecture to travel to the United States for three weeks

He has one of the most creative minds in Bolivian architecture. His nearly 100 works, known as samples of the New Andean Architecture, have marked a before and after in urban design in El Alto. He is Silvestre Freddy Mamani, an architect who is packing his bags for three weeks to explore entrepreneurship in the ...
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Bolivia 2014 — International Religious Freedom Report

Executive Summary The constitution states the government is independent of all religion and provides guarantees for religious freedom and spiritual rights.  Some religious organizations, predominantly led by evangelical Christian denominations, expressed concern about registration requirements that they stated could threaten their tax-exempt status and favored particular religious groups.  On July 30, the concerned groups submitted ...
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Special Envoy for the Rights of LGBTI Persons Visits Bolivia

On July 18, the first U.S. State Department Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons, Randy Berry, visited Bolivia to hold several meetings with officials and activists of the LGBTI community. The State Department created the Special Envoy position in 2015 to know more about and support the rights of LGBTI people worldwide, ...
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CDA Brennan Closes One World Futbol Donations

On November 24th CDA Brennan hosted representatives of the “Red Inter-yungueña de Futbol” (a network of communities in the the Yungas that offers competitive sports activities for youth), media, and three professional soccer players for the final donation in the “Futbol sin Fronteras” program.  The CDA presented the group with 160 indestructible One World Futbol ...
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Sports Diplomacy Delights Bolivian Youth and Media on National Soccer Envoy Tour

From November 2-7, Embassy La Paz organized a four-city sports diplomacy tour with two former national/professional U.S. Soccer players, Tony Sanneh and Zola Solamente. The Envoys, supported through ECA’s Sports United Program, conducted clinics with over 800 enthusiastic Bolivian youth at soccer schools and after-school soccer programs in at-risk neighborhoods. A true private-public partnership, Embassy ...
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DAS Lee Promotes 100,000 Strong in the Americas

As part of his trip to the city of La Paz, Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) Alex Lee visited the Binational Center, a non-profit educational and cultural organization that promotes American culture and English language teaching.  DAS Lee engaged with English students in the classroom and met with the institution’s Executive Director and the EducationUSA Adviser ...
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Bolivian and Ecuadorian Indigenous Youth Share Insights on Education

On October 29, in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy in Quito, PAS – La Paz held a Digital Video Conference on education issues facing indigenous youth in both countries.  This was an informal round-table discussion in which indigenous alumni had the opportunity to share their views on limited educational opportunities, workplace advancement issues, and cultural ...
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Embassy Sponsors Indigenous Cultural Exhibition in Tiwanaku

On October 2, Cultural Affairs Officer Johanna Villalobos along with the Tiwanaku Center for the Administration of Archeological and Anthropological Investigations (CIAAAT) and the Mayor of Tiwanaku inaugurated a historical and cultural photo exhibition of the Siletz Tribe and their visit to Bolivia. The Mayor of Tiwanaku, indigenous community leaders, and La Paz government representatives ...
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Embassy Sponsors Photo Exhibit to Combat Child Labor

Embassy La Paz teamed up with the Centro Boliviano Americano (CBA) in Santa Cruz to sponsor a one month photo exhibit on child labor.     The exhibit was designed and implemented by NGO Fundación Desarrollo y Autogestión (DyA), a Department of Labor funding recipient for anti-child labor projects, and it will remain on display for ...
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Embassy Delivers U.S. Books to Community in El Alto

On September 15, CAO Johanna Villalobos donated over 200 high quality books by American authors translated into Spanish under the U.S. Embassy program, “United States and Bolivia, United in Literature.” The goal of this program is to encourage reading and improve the quality of education for children and adolescents in the 10 de Marzo community ...
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U.S. Embassy Heightens Commercial Outreach With a Series of U.S. Trade Show Visits

From August 26-28, Commercial Officer Leah Pillsbury escorted a Bolivian delegation to the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa.  This was the first time the Embassy partnered with the Department of Commerce International Buyer program to take a delegation to the largest agriculture show in the U.S. Bolivian delegates saw a wide array of tractors ...
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Summer interns offer perspective on U.S. university life

On July 17th and 18th, summer interns Nathan Eckstein, Timothy Heigl, Amaury Munoz, Hillary Tanoff, and Emily Wrigley offered their perspectives on university life through two roundtables in Santa Cruz. The first roundtable occurred at Fundacion Trabajo Empresa, with 75 university students studying business and entrepreneurship in attendance; the second roundtable took place at the ...
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Speaker Vanessa Cardenas reaches over 180 Bolivian students

On July 14th and 16th, IIP speaker Vanessa Cárdenas presented on leadership and activism as it relates to her work with immigration reform in La Paz and Cochabamba. Cárdenas is Vice President of Progress 2050, a Center for American Progress program. She discussed her Bolivian-American background, her path to fighting for immigration reform, and her ...
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Bolivian university officials to visit U.S.

Six university officials will travel to the United States on July 12th for three weeks in a program sponsored by the State Department and the U.S. Embassy, which aims to deepen their knowledge of the characteristics of U.S. higher education. The group is composed of representatives of the Tecnológica Privada de Santa Cruz (UTEPSA), Privada ...
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Two Cochabamba students win scholarship to Space School

July 10, 2014 -- Two students from Cochabamba, Andressa Camacho of American International School of Bolivia (AISB) and Annelisse Claros Mendieta from Hughes College, won a scholarship to the International Space School Foundation and will travel to the U.S. at the end of this month. Funding for the grants comes from five Bolivian donor companies ...
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Embassy honors awardees attending United Space Camp and their donors

Embassy La Paz selected two Bolivian high school students from over 50 applicants to attend the Foundation for International Space Education’s United Space School for two weeks in Houston, Texas. On July 9, Post honored Andressa Camacho and Annelise Claros, both from Cochabamba. The Embassy also acknowledged the four corporate donors who sponsored the students’ ...
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Celebrating 238 Years of Independence

On Thursday, July 3rd, the U.S. Embassy in La Paz hosted a reception in celebration of Independence Day in the Embassy garden. The event welcomed over 1,000 guests, from esteemed political leaders to alumni of Embassy-sponsored English programming, and members of civil society to officials from fellow embassies. In his speech, Chargé d’Affaires Brennan highlighted ...
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Embassy’s IRC runs two-day social media Tech Camp for entrepreneurs

From June 26 to 27, Hans Mendoz, director of the Embassy’s Information and Reference Center, led a two-day “Programa del Tech Camp para Emprendedores” in Sucre aimed at educating local entrepreneurs on social media. The Program was hosted by Sucre’s Binational Center, and was in partnership with the Chuquisaca department’s Chamber of Exporters (CADEXCH). 20 ...
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Book Donation in Sucre

On June 25, Embassy staff donated over 200 high quality books by American authors translated into Spanish under the U.S. Embassy program, “Estados Unidos y Bolivia, unidos en la lectura.” The goal of this program is to encourage reading and improve the quality of education for children and adolescents in the Barrio Lindo neighborhood in ...
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American Dance Company Visits Santa Cruz and Cochabamba

The Public Affairs Section hosted Los Angeles-based dance company CONTRA-TIEMPO on a two city tour of Santa Cruz and Cochabamba from June 9-17. This program was part of CONTRA-TIEMPO’s DanceMotionUSA Latin America tour to Ecuador, Chile, and Bolivia. The program received daily TV coverage on national and local channels and reached over 1,000 participants. The ...
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Promoting Respect across Cultures and Religions

On January 25, U.S. Embassy Political Officer Sara Greengrass visited the Bi National center Centro Boliviano Americano (CBA) in the city of El Alto to talk to a group of Bolivian students about discrimination, human rights, and the importance of equality.  Ms. Greengrass highlighted  as an example the International Holocaust Remembrance Day (January 27) and ...
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Acquiring Skills that Lead to Educational Prospects

On October 3, the U.S. Embassy offered a workshop on interviewing skills and résumé writing to a group of young students from the city of El Alto who are currently part of the Access Micro-Scholarship Program. With the help of experts in Human Resources and other embassy volunteers, the students acquired skills that may lead ...
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Access Scholarship Recipients Receive Certificates

On November 20, U.S. Embassy Charge d’Affaires Larry L. Memmott welcomed to the Embassy 60 young Bolivians selected to receive the Access Scholarship, and their parents. During event, Mr. Memmott congratulated the students for winning the Access English language scholarships, a program serving people in over 85 countries worldwide, which currently benefits more than 95,000 ...
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