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By Courtney Mathos, missionary to Bolivia & Tracy Paver, missionary to Chile During the third week of August, Bolivians celebrate the Festival of the Virgin of Urkupiña. Like most Bolivian holidays, it is rooted in tradition and is celebrated with parades, a Catholic mass, and a pilgrimage to a hillside in Quillacollo. Behind the festival...
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Courtney Mathos is almost at 50% of her needed support and is planning to leave for Bolivia in the Spring of 2022! Much of her meetings have been in the South where she has enjoyed meeting new people, encouraging others to consider missions, and sharing her burden for Bolivia. The next few months will take her...
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In the subtropical Yungas valleys, about 60 miles northeast of La Paz, Bolivia’s capital, you will find a small kingdom of Afro-Bolivians. This little kingdom has a population of about 2,000 people and is mostly made up of farmers that grow coca, citrus, and coffee. The city of Mururata is the center of this kingdom,...
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The former interim president of Bolivia, Jeanine Añez, was recently arrested by the new socialist government that was voted in this past October. The Movement for Socialism (MAS) arrested Añez for throwing a coup against former president Evo Morales. Añez was apprehended along with several other government administrators. Bolivians have once again taken the matter...
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Last week’s presidential elections in Ecuador launched a busy political year in Latin America. Chile, Haiti, Honduras, Peru, and Nicaragua are all due to hold national elections, while Argentina, El Salvador, and Mexico will hold legislative and regional elections. According to the Economist, these countries are a diverse mix: “Chile is a mature democracy. Ecuador...
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A lot has been said and written about Bolivia lately, with the controversial results of the elections they had in October 2020. After 14 years of socialist rule, Evo Morales was ousted last year, making it seem like the country would return to a more right-wing government. All that changed when the current president, Luis...
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Read the original article here:The political situation in Bolivia, South America has been anything but stable over the past year. This time last year, the previous president, that represented the socialist party, was ousted by the people, because he was attempting to run for a third term that the constitution did not allow for and...
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By Courtney Mathos, Tracy Paver, & Kevin White Yesterday, Bolivians went to the polls to elect a new president, vice president, and 166 members of Congress. This vote comes one year after Bolivia had initially set re-run elections. In October 2019, then-president Evo Morales sought a controversial fourth term and had to flee the country...
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As a missionary to Bolivia it always saddens me to hear about the corruption and deceit that often takes place in the Bolivian government. In a recent news article, Bolivia’s former socialist president, Evo Morales, was accused of having several relationships with, and fathering children with sixteen year old girls. He was also accused of...
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By Stephen Carrier, Missionary to Chile Latin America has been an interesting case study in how different nations are handling COVID-19. Some countries, like Peru, have almost locked down entirely, while Brazil’s president views the collapse of the economy as a bigger danger in the long run and has opted to keep his country open...
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