Bolivia Healthcare and Money

Bolivia 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 private hands, which often charge very high costs. It is therefore strongly recommended to take…

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Bolivia Modern History

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 time it was subject to the exploitation of the very rich silver and mercury mines,…

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Bolivia: The Elite Revolt Part III

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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 regional branches and one is headquartered in Santa Cruz. While the CPSC mainly organizes mestizos,…

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Bolivia: The Elite Revolt Part II

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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 located, while the tax revenues under the new regime also go to other regions. In…

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Bolivia: The Elite Revolt Part I

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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 is rooted in. What are the characteristics of the change processes in Bolivia? What kind…

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Bolivia History Timeline

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 department of Santa Cruz, with 1.5 million. residents. The city is located in the eastern…

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