Sanchez scores on Pizarro return as Chile beat Bolivia 3-1

Chile's Eduardo Vargas (R) celebrates his goal with teammates after scoring against Bolivia in a 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match in Santiago. Photo: Reuters

Chile marked David Pizarro’s comeback after almost eight years and Alexis Sanchez’s first goal in the World Cup qualifiers with a 3-1 home win over Bolivia on Tuesday.

Wednesday, 12 June, 2013, 2:11pm

Bolivia’s Morales gets go-ahead for next year re-election bid

Bolivia's President Evo Morales. Photo: Reuters

Bolivia’s constitutional court ruled on Monday that President Evo Morales may seek re-election next year, an official said.

Constitutional court chair Ruddy Flores said the tribunal determined that Morales, the first indigenous president of South America’s poorest nation, could run for what would be his third straight term.

30 Apr 2013 - 2:08pm

Memories make Messi scared of Bolivian heights

Lionel Messi

Argentina is four points clear at the top of the qualifying table and enjoy an 11-point gap to the first team outside the four automatic qualifying positions with just six games left. Yet the trip to Bolivia brings with it some bad memories for Messi and his teammates.

26 Mar 2013 - 3:15am

Feminists demand rape probe in Bolivia sex video

Women’s groups are demanding a criminal sexual assault investigation for a provincial lawmaker who was caught by security video having what appears to be forced sex with a female legislative employee so drunk she may have been unconscious.

24 Jan 2013 - 12:21pm

One killed as Bolivia miners protest with dynamite

Miners from private cooperatives gather after marching in La Paz on Tuesday to protest against the government of President Evo Morales. Photo: AFP

Bolivian miners irate over being shut out of a lucrative state-owned pit set off dynamite in a melee that left one person dead and nine injured, triggering panic in the capital La Paz.

Organisers of a protest march on Tuesday that preceded the fight said 30,000 miners took part. The dynamite blasts sent people scurrying for safety and prompted shop owners and banks to shut down.

19 Sep 2012 - 6:09pm


Vice-President Alvaro Garcia and Claudia Fernandez. Photo: AP

Girl in Alpine shooting comes out of coma

10 Sep 2012 - 3:06am

In Brief

Man on cocaine charge

20 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

A ray of hope to some, a new thorn to others

In the globalised world, nations are supposed to play by the rules: US-style capitalism, open trade with others and like-minded politics. Bolivia's President Evo Morales wants none of it - which is why concern is rife in Washington that a new revolution that will undercut its widely-accepted principles is brewing

6 May 2006 - 12:00am

Indians cheer nationalisation, but oil firms reassess plans

Oil companies in Bolivia reassessed their investment plans as regional leaders prepared for an emergency summit to discuss President Evo Morales' nationalisation of the energy industry.

5 May 2006 - 12:00am

Living on the edge in Bolivia

Gasping for oxygen I went ever upwards. The buildings had already shrunk to matchbox size below. The houses I was passing were the little red adobe ones that, seen from down below, make a giant cubic pattern on the canyon wall.

12 Jul 1997 - 12:00am