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Territory in western South America, ruled since 2009 by the Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia

Bolivia (Guarani: Mborivia, Quechua: Buliwya, Aymara: Wuliwya), officially the Plurinational State of Bolivia (Spanish: Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia), is a landlocked country located in western-central South America. The capital is Sucre while the seat of government is located in La Paz. The largest city and principal economic and financial center is Santa Cruz de la Sierra, located on the Llanos Orientales (tropical lowlands) a mostly flat region in the east of Bolivia.

Geographical type: Territory

Latitude: 16.71° S — Longitude: 64.67° W

Area: 1,098,581 km²

ISO 3166-2 code: BO

Measures of Freedom

Bolivia | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2022
2016: Status: Partly Free, Aggregate Score: 68, Political Rights: 3, Civil Liberties: 3
In 2015, lawmakers from the governing Movement for Socialism (MAS) took steps to change Bolivia's constitution so term limits would not prevent President Evo Morales from running for reelection in the presidential election set for 2019. The amendment passed the Plurinational Legislative Assembly in September, but it still needed to be ratified in a national referendum, which was expected to take place in early 2016.
Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2021
2019: 6.94, Rank: 92, Personal Freedom: 7.41, Economic Freedom: 6.28
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 6.34, Rank: 122


Would You "Support the Troops" in Bolivia?, by Jacob G. Hornberger, 27 Dec 2006
Discusses U.S. military contracts and the hypothetical case of a soldier objecting to being deployed for an invasion of Bolivia on orders from the President, contrasting it to the real scenario of the 2003 invasion of Iraq
To make it easy on U.S. soldiers who might feel a bit squeamish about killing Bolivians, the president could announce that they were invading Bolivia in order to oust the recently elected socialist president, [Evo Morales,] a man who has close ties to Venezuela's president, Hugo Chavez, who is another socialist and who has close ties to Fidel Castro, who is ... a communist ... which had once promised to bury America. Thus, by invading Bolivia, the president would argue, the troops would be helping bring freedom and stability to Latin America and also be protecting the United States from the threat of communism.

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Bolivia" as of 24 Sep 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.