Meeting him was to connect to the golden line of British scholar-traveller-adventurers from Patrick Leigh Fermor to Gavin Young
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Tuesday 21 June 2011
Our run down of the teams involved in the 2011 Copa America, which kicks off on July 1, continues with a closer look at Bolivia.
Friday 17 June 2011
A 21-year-old Bolivian man has been imprisoned in a box for two months by his father.
Saturday 21 May 2011
Monday 16 May 2011
Friday 13 May 2011
A boy aged 10 who ran away from his home in Bolivia's highlands to try to find his mother has ended up in Chile after a 620-mile journey in freezing temperatures without food and water while hidden in a container under a lorry.
Thursday 12 May 2011
Many outside her native Bolivia may never have heard the name Lidia Gueiler. But women politicians such as Hillary Clinton or Sarah Palin might still like to emulate her as their nation's first female president. Although it was for just eight months in 1979-80 – between two of her nation's traditional coups d'état – Gueiler became only the second female president in the western hemisphere. That was five years after Argentina's Isabel Peró* broke the masculine mould, though she was not averse to playing the grieving-widow card on the back of her late husband Juan Perón's popularity.
Monday 09 May 2011
Four united Nations anti-narcotics staff and two Bolivian military pilots died when their aeroplane crashed in the west of the country.
Tuesday 19 April 2011
Tuesday 22 March 2011
Saturday 12 March 2011
Fifa has denied being slow to react to fears that two international friendly matches were being targeted by match fixers.
Thursday 10 March 2011
FIFA have brought charges against six match officials involved in alleged match-fixing at an international friendly exhibition tournament.
Tuesday 01 March 2011
Heavy rains have caused a hilltop to collapse in a poor district of the Bolivian capital La Paz, cracking roads, destroying at least 400 homes and burying people's belongings under mud and debris.
Monday 14 February 2011
The world's first Fairtrade and Fairmined gold is being launched in the UK today as a first step in tackling the poverty and dangerous conditions faced by small-scale miners.
Saturday 12 February 2011
Bolivian president Evo Morales has abruptly left the southern highlands city of Oruro after protesters angered by rising prices booed him and set off dynamite.
Sunday 05 December 2010
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 1 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 4 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 5 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'