The Nacional Service for Protected Areas (Sernap) modified in 2014 the distribution of the Tariquia National Reserve in Tarija, to allow oil activity in the area, denounced Jorge Campanini, an expert of the Information and Documentation Centre of Bolivia (Cedib). He added that the new adjustment would allow hydrocarbons exploration and exploitation at what was the centre of the national reserve.
Bolivia will receive an income of $US2.5 billion but will export less gas to Argentina and Brazil. Hydrocarbons minister, Luis Alberto Sanchez, affirmed that Bolivia would receive these gas revenues thanks to the legal security in the country that allows new investments and gas contracts. However, former Economy Minister, Luis Arce, recognised that Bolivia would substantially reduce its gas exports to Argentina and Brazil, the two main markets for the country.
The Andean Development Corporation (CAF) approved a loan for $US100 million to enhance the management of public finances in Bolivia. According to the development bank, the credit will promote sustainable economic growth and an improvement on Bolivia’s income distribution.
Eight of the nine main cities of Bolivia wake up today with protests and street-blockings because of the controversial decision of the Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) to allow president Evo Morales and vice-president Alvaro Garcia Linera to seek a fourth term.