Authorities in Bolivia said Thursday they have arrested a woman with suspected links to drug traffickers who amassed an inexplicable $150 million fortune within just a few years. Interior Minister Arturo Murillo told the Unitel television station that Dora Vallejos, 36, turned herself in the night before.
A $50 million trust has been created to support the forestry sector in Bolivia. The Government and the Bolivian Forestry Chamber (CFB) signed a cooperation agreement to allow the forestry sector to access international markets. The project contemplates $12 million for international customers of timber producers, under the modality of credit, with low interest during the next five years.
Argentina owes three invoices for the purchase of Bolivian natural gas, according to sources close to the Government. According to estimates by the consultancy Gas Energy Latin America (GELA), the amount to be paid reaches $246 million.
The National Tax Service (SIN) reported that tax collections in January of this year grew 2.8%, compared to the same month in 2019, reaching $388 million. According to the SIN, the increase was the recovery of sectors such as hydrocarbons and mining.
The Santa Cruz Cattle Producers Federation (FEGASACRUZ) reported that coronavirus is affecting the timing of delivery of beef to China and the destination of ports in that country has been changed. It was expected to export 1,000 tonnes of beef in the first months of 2020, but the delivery of this volume cannot be made possible because of the current situation. The country has an exportable surplus of 40,000 tonnes of meat that has to be shipped to China, Peru and other markets.