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  • Soccer ref has heart attack, dies mid-match

  • A soccer referee collapsed in the middle of a Bolivian first-division match and was pronounced dead shortly thereafter. Victor Hugo Hurtado suffered a heart attack during the game, according to the Associated Press, during the Always Ready-Oriente Petrolero contest and was rushed to a local hospital. The 31-year-old reportedly suffered another heart attack there and...
  • Bolivia's Morales begins bid for 4th term despite complaints

  • Cheered by thousands of supporters in Bolivia's coca-growing Chapare region, President Evo Morales began his campaign for his third consecutive re-election Saturday amid opposition assertions the constitution prohibits him from running again.
  • The Cholita Climbers of Bolivia Scale Mountains in Skirts

  • “Cholitas” are Bolivian women with indigenous heritage known for their colorful attire, round top hats and ornate earrings. In the world’s highest capital city of La Paz, Bolivia, 11 Cholitas are on a mission to overcome sexism and discriminatory attitudes and climb mountains in their traditional garb. Led by Jimena Lidia Huaylas, the Cholita Climbers were once high-mountain cooks. But since December 2015, they've been ascending the country's snowy peaks as mountain climbers. United by their love of mountains and a sense of defiance, the Cholita Climbers will stop at nothing to attain the feeling of freedom that comes from scaling great heights. This Great Big Story was made in partnership with Toyota RAV4. Las cholitas de Bolivia que escalan montañas en faldas Las cholitas son mujeres bolivianas de herencia indígena conocidas por sus atuendos coloridos, sombreros redondos y aretes ornamentados. En la capital más alta del mundo, La Paz, Bolivia, 11 cholitas tienen la misión de derrotar el sexismo y las actitudes discriminatorias y escalar montañas en su atuendo tradicional. En un principio, “Las cholitas escaladores” fueron cocineras de alta montaña, pero ahora es un grupo liderado por Jimena Lidia Huaylas. Desde diciembre de 2015, han ascendido los picos nevados del país como alpinistas. Unidas por su amor a las montañas y por una sensación de desafío, las cholitas no se detendrán ante nada para alcanzar la sensación de libertad que proviene de escalar grandes alturas. Esta Great Big Historia fue realizada con la colaboración de Toyota RAV4.
  • Running in Bolivia

  • At just shy of 4,000 meters, my wheezing lungs and leaden legs remind me that I’m in foreign territory in every sense.
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