Background: Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and counter-coups. Comparatively democratic civilian rule was established in 1982, but leaders have faced difficult problems of deep-seated poverty, social unrest, and illegal drug production. Current goals include attracting foreign investment, strengthening the educational system, resolving disputes with coca growers over Bolivia's counterdrug efforts, and waging an anticorruption campaign.
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- April 23rd 2013 The Amazon Rainforest - Part 1, Rurrenabaque.
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- April 5th 2013 Rurrenabaque - Pampas Tour
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- March 29th 2013 La Paz to Rurrenabaque - A Hell Journey
by Words: 1547 Photos: 9
- March 10th 2013 The Bolivian Amazon
by Words: 1099 Photos: 5
- February 15th 2013 “Almost landed on a crocodile” - 3 days in the Bolivian Amazon
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- September 3rd 2012 Chilling in the Jungle
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- August 18th 2012 Death is the greatest adventure..... To rurrenbaque.
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- July 30th 2012 The Bolivian Amazon, Volunteering
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- July 7th 2012 Welcome to the Jungle
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- July 6th 2012 Jungle Adventures....
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- June 23rd 2012 Peru in a nutshell
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- June 14th 2012 Rurrenabaque and Pampas Tour
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- May 27th 2012 The Pamapas & Lake Titikaka
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- May 24th 2012 Rurrenabaque and Madidi National Park (Chalalan Ecolodge)
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- May 14th 2012 The Amazonas
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- March 6th 2012 Its a jungle out there!!
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- December 14th 2011 "Please pass the piranha and rice"
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- December 13th 2011 Rock the boat baby
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- December 12th 2011 Welcome To The Jungle
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- October 15th 2011 Bolivia - Rurrenabaque
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