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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- March 25th 2013 BBB = Bumpy Bolivian Busride
by Words: 545 Photos: 1
- March 1st 2013 89 diena. Kriokliai ir griuvėsiai
by Words: 824 Photos: 1
- February 28th 2013 88 diena. Samaipata.
by Words: 363 Photos: 1
- September 28th 2012 On the Che Trail - Samaipata / Santa Cruz
by Words: 5800 Photos: 36
- July 11th 2012 Samaipata - A place to stay
by Words: 1194 Photos: 6
- July 7th 2012 Good Bye Santa Cruz --> viajo Samaipata
by Words: 571 Photos: 10
- October 12th 2011 The day that Che went away (+ 1)
by Words: 1805 Photos: 28
- April 19th 2011 Waterfalls, horse riding and some Jesuit Missions and a little bit of La Paz..
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- March 18th 2011 Adventures in Samaipata
by Words: 371 Photos: 9
- March 1st 2011 Le Parc Amboro et, en bonus, un cours de survie pour les nuls
by Words: 1975 Photos: 57
- February 15th 2011 Le refuge d'animaux de Samaipata
by Words: 824 Photos: 35
- December 30th 2010 Zastaveni bahnom/ Stopped by mud
by Words: 390 Photos: 2
- December 29th 2010 Cestou na El Fuerte/ On the way to El Fuerte
by Words: 279 Photos: 8
- December 28th 2010 Opat na ceste/ Again on the road
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- November 15th 2010 Samaipata
by Words: 150 Photos: 8
- August 24th 2010 Tarija, Santa Cruz and Samaipata
by Words: 1110 Photos: 7
- July 29th 2010 Samaipata, een tropisch paradijsje
by Words: 1310 Photos: 44
- July 14th 2010 Samaipata, Bolivia's little piece of paradise!
by Words: 496 Photos: 13
- May 21st 2010 Samaipata pt. 2 - Guerillas in the mist...
by Words: 1560 Photos: 17
- May 19th 2010 Samaipata pt. 1 - Condor minimum...
by Words: 1131 Photos: 8