Bogotá, Medellín and Cali, the cities with the highest record of book purchases

Johana Lorduy – [email protected] According to a balance by Buscalibre, the largest online bookstore in Latin America, the sale of books on Cyber ​​Monday grew 155%. According to figures from the platform, a total of 24,800 books were marketed, a figure that exceeded that registered in 2019, when a total of 9,700 books were sold. … Read more

Bolivia expels the ambassador of Mexico and the consul of Spain, Álvaro Fernández

The Bolivian government asked the Mexican ambassador and the Spanish consul on Monday to leave the Andean country, after the Mexican government denounced that Bolivian authorities withheld the cars of Spanish officials who visited their diplomatic residence in La Paz. “The Government (…) has decided to declare the ambassador of Mexico in Bolivia, María Teresa … Read more

President seeks to reorder government in Bolivia amid protests

The interim president of Bolivia, Jeanine Añez, began her transition on Wednesday assuring that she will call for elections in the short term, a day after proclaiming herself president to end the power vacuum that the departure of Evo Morales generated. In the midst of the political crisis triggered by the resignation of Morales under … Read more

Covid-19 could destroy 50 million tourism jobs according to World Travel & Tourism Council

Extreme measures by governments around the world to contain the spread of the new coronavirus could cost the tourism industry 50 million jobs. The pandemic, which has caused the cancellation of the services of hundreds of planes, and the docking of dozens of cruise ships, will impact up to 25% of the estimated trips for … Read more

Bolivia’s interim president cancels trip due to threat to her life

Bolivia’s interim president, Jeanine Añez, was forced to suspend a trip out of the political capital, La Paz, on Monday after a threat to her life from a “criminal group,” a government spokesman said. Añez, 52, was supposed to travel to his native province of Beni, in northeastern Bolivia, but canceled the assignment due to … Read more

Russia recognizes Jeanine Áñez as interim leader of Bolivia but provisionally

Russia reported Thursday that it will consider the senator who assumed control in Bolivia, after the removal of Socialist President Evo Morales, as the country’s new president, but only provisionally. “Russia will consider Ms Áñez as the leader of the country, but only until the elections,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters in Moscow. … Read more

Former President Evo Morales promises to return to Bolivia before next Christmas

Overthrown Bolivian leader Evo Morales told Reuters he plans to be back in his home country before next Christmas, after going into exile in neighboring Argentina after a controversial election. In an interview in Buenos Aires, where Morales found refuge after declaring himself the winner of a fourth term in the October elections, the South … Read more

Bolivia, Argentina and Peru are among the countries that have de-dollarized the most in recent years

Dollarization is a familiar concept to several Latin American economies, which has implied changes in monetary policies. The region has dollarized countries; others with very strong and solid currencies; and others with economies that work hand in hand with dollars and their local money. However, the doubt about the true benefits or risks of using … Read more

The US begins its formal exit from the World Health Organization

El Economista – Mexico City The government of Donald Trump formally began the withdrawal of the United States from the World Health Organization (WHO), fulfilling the threats it made on several occasions when criticizing the entity for its response to the pandemic, several officials reported Tuesday. The United States is the largest donor to the … Read more

Morales says that if he returned to Bolivia he would organize armed militias like those of Venezuela

Former Bolivian President Evo Morales said that if he returned to Bolivia, he would organize popular armed militias similar to those that exist in Venezuela, according to an audio file released on Sunday by local radio Kawaschun Coca Trópico. Morales is a refugee in Argentina after resigning from his mandate in November amid a serious … Read more