Bolivia reached record agricultural production with 20 mn tons in 2019

The Bolivian Institute of Foreign Trade (IBCE) presented a report on agricultural production in Bolivia where it indicates that between the years 1999-2000 to 2018-2019, agrarian production reached 278 million tons produced in the country, reaching a record of 20 million tons in 2019. Oil and industrial products were the most important. Santa Cruz led agricultural production with a 71% share of total output in the country, with 12.4 million tons.

The government authorizes transfer of $40 mn to municipalities to fight COVID-19

The Government informed that it authorised a transfer of 279 million bolivianos ($40 mn) in favour of all municipal governments in the country, as part of a "COVID-19 Fund" aimed at strengthening the fight against the pandemic. The number of municipalities classified as "high risk" for the coronavirus COVID-19 rose in the last week from 118 to 152, according to the tenth Municipal Risk Index Report published by the Health Ministry.