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Bolivia governing party challenges Morales' term limit.

Governing party lawmakers want President Evo Morales to be able to run again in 2019.

- BBC - UK

Member States' Adherence to Treaties Strengthens Nuclear Safety and Security.

Three countries took key actions today to strengthen nuclear safety and security. On the margins of the IAEA General Conference, Bolivia, Monaco and Syria each deposited a legal document related to treaties under the IAEA's auspices.

- International Atomic Energy Agency - INT

Bulgaria has Climbed 14 Places and is Among the Top 40 in the FIFA Rankings.

Bulgaria's national football team has climbed 14 places in FIFA's monthly ranking and is now 38th, according to BGNews. This month, Petar Hubchev's players recorded a victory and a loss in the world qualifiers for the World Cup in Russia next year. At the National Stadium the "Lions" made a historic victory over Sweden 3:2, ...

- Novinite - BG

Government and Local Initiatives Seek to Clean Up Lake Titicaca.

Peru and Bolivia's governments agreed to work together on initiatives to clean up Lake Titicaca, but sometimes government moves too slowly… Peruvian scientist Marino Morikawa is an experienced environmental specialist who successfully cleaned up a wetland in Chancay years back. During the past years, he also dreamed ...

- Peruthisweek - PE

Latin America Attempts to Mediate Venezuelan Crisis.

Four Latin American nations will join an attempt to mediate Venezuela’s political crisis in new talks later this month, the president of the Dominican Republic said Thursday. Danilo Medina hosted high-level delegations from Venezuela’s feuding government and opposition for two days in the latest foreign-led effort ...

- Voice of America - US

Latin American nations to join Venezuelan crisis mediation.

Mexico and Chile have been bitterly critical of Maduro's socialist government over rights and democracy issues, while fellow leftist-led Bolivia and Nicaragua are staunch allies

- The Globe and Mail - CA

The final frontier — investing in startups in high-risk economies.

Opportunities for business rarely come to mind when countries like Afghanistan or Bolivia come up. That's something that young entrepreneurs are trying to change, and they are getting some support from Germany.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Trump Warns Colombia It May Be Decertified as Drug War Ally.

President Trump says he won't rule out decertifying Colombia as a partner in the drug war after a record jump in cocaine production in the South American nation.   The surprise rebuke for Washington's staunchest ally in Latin America came Wednesday in the White House's annual designation of nations it deems major ...

- Voice of America - US

NSF announces 14 new PIRE awards to support scientific collaboration in 24 countries.

The National Science Foundation is pleased to announce 14 new Partnerships for International Research and Education awards, totaling more than $66 million over the next five years. The awards will fund 14 lead U.S. institutions and U.S. partner institutions for collaborative projects involving international partners in ...

- National Science Foundation - US

Los huracanes pueden retrasar el desarrollo de los pueblos por muchos años, según experto en manejo de riesgos.

Source: World Bank Country: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, World Estudios del Banco Mundial señalan que cada año unos 26 millones de personas - el equivalente a la población de Chile y Bolivia combinadas -, caen en la pobreza debido a los desastres naturales.Los huracanes como Irma, que esconden ...

- ReliefWeb - INT