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According to topschoolsintheusa.com, Bolivia is a landlocked country located in South America, between Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina. The population of Bolivia is approximately 11 million people and its capital city is La Paz. Bolivia has a diverse culture and history that is rooted in the Inca Empire and Spanish colonization. The geography of Bolivia consists of highlands in the western part of the country, which are dominated by the Andes Mountains, and lowlands in the eastern part of the country. The climate varies depending on elevation; in the lower elevations it tends to be hot and humid while at higher elevations it tends to be cooler and drier. The educational system in Bolivia consists of both formal education systems as well as informal instruction provided by churches throughout the country. Formal education begins with pre-primary school for children aged 4-5 years old, followed by primary school from ages 6-12 years old, secondary school from ages 13-15 years old, and tertiary education at universities or colleges from ages 16-18 years old. Additionally, there are vocational schools that provide skills training for students who wish to pursue careers in specific fields after completing their secondary schooling. Informal instruction takes place at churches throughout the country where religious teachings are taught to students of all ages along with other topics such as traditional music and dance, cooking, agriculture, animal husbandry, weaving and other crafts that are part of Bolivian culture. See localcollegeexplorer for Bolivia History.

Bolivia Modern History

Bolivia is a country located in South America. With the capital city of Sucre, Bolivia has a population of 11,673,032 based on a recent census from COUNTRYAAH. A military coup in 1964 was followed by a period of undemocratic rule. During the 1970s repression increased and all parties and unions were banned. After a period… Read More »

What to See in Sucre (Bolivia)

According to SIMPLYYELLOWPAGES, Sucre is the official capital of Bolivia. The city is located at an altitude of 2790 meters above sea level in the mountain valley of the eastern part of the Altiplano. Sucre was founded by the Spaniards in 1538 and was called Chuquisaca. The city was renamed in 1825 in honor of… Read More »

Bolivia Healthcare and Money

Health care Vaccinations Vaccination needed receipt required Eat Drink 5 – malaria 4 – Typhoid & Polio 3 – cholera 2 yellow fever 1 Overview Medical care in the country is often problematic in terms of technology, equipment and/or hygiene. An American clinic in La Paz is available for emergencies. Reasonable hospitals are exclusively in… Read More »

Bolivia Modern History

The region, known as Alto Peru until 1825, was conquered in 1538 by the Spaniards led by Hernando Pizarro, then by his brother Gonzalo. Included until 1776 in the viceroyalty of Peru, in 1563 it was however constituted as an autonomous subdivision as Real Audiencia de Charcas, with capital Chuquisaca (today Sucre). For a long… Read More »

Bolivia: The Elite Revolt Part III

But the conflict is more complex than that. The social movements that have mobilized for the nationalization of gas resources, land reform and social reforms are not concentrated in the western highlands, they are relatively strong in the whole country. Of the five major Bolivian grassroots organizations (including CSUTSC, CIDOB and Bartolina Sisa), three have… Read More »

Bolivia: The Elite Revolt Part II

After many years with a deficit in the state budget, the Bolivian state is now running a surplus. The majority of the tax revenue from the gas sector goes to health and education through municipal and county municipal authorities. Under the previous regime, these tax revenues went exclusively to the counties where the gas is… Read More »

Bolivia: The Elite Revolt Part I

In Bolivia, the government under President, indigenous activist and peasant leader Evo Morales has launched a major redistribution of economic resources, land, and political power. Now the elite strikes back. With demands for regional autonomy (internal self-government), the opposition governors have declared political war on the government and the grassroots-based indigenous organizations the governing party… Read More »

Bolivia History Timeline

According to areacodesexplorer, Bolivia is a country in South America with borders to Brazil in the north and east, Paraguay and Argentina in the south, and Chile and Peru in the west. Bolivia is an inland state and thus does not have a coastline. Santa Cruz is the country’s largest city and capital of the… Read More »