The French government announced that it would provide $110 million in emergency health care aid to Bolivia. The support is part of a $900 million budget (including grants and loans) that France has earmarked to strengthen the medical systems of Latin American and Caribbean countries.
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 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.
The Government reported yesterday that in May 2013 at least 100 million bolivianos ($14.37 mn) were withdrawn from the accounts of YPFB Refinación, a subsidiary of YPFB, for a Time Deposit at Banco de Crédito in the name of a private person.
The Net International Reserves (NIR), which until the last week of June 2020 reached 6.29 billion dollars, this Monday totalled 6.5 billion dollars and according to the Government is due to an injection of money from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).