Edwin Rojas is the new president of the Central Bank of Bolivia

Róger Edwin Rojas Ulo was inaugurated this Thursday as the new head of the Central Bank of Bolivia (BCB). He has a Ph.D. in Development Sciences, mention in Development Strategies, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés. Master in Economics and Public Policy, Instituto Torcuato Di Tella (Buenos Aires, Argentina) and Master (c) in Economics of Natural Resources and the Environment, Universidad de Concepción (Concepción, Chile). Degree in Economics, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (La Paz, Bolivia).

Arce enacts anti-hunger bonus law with credits totalling $704 mn

The Government, of Luis Arce, promulgated laws 1345 and 1346 that allow the payment of the Bonus against Hunger since December. The benefit will be of Bs 1,000 ($143.5) and seeks to reach more than four million people in the country. The credits that will allow the payment of the benefit are from the World Bank (WB) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and total $704 million.

Mario Cazón returns to the Presidency of National Taxes

The Minister of Economy and Public Finance, Marcelo Montenegro, on Thursday, appointed Mario Cazón as interim executive president of the National Tax Service (SIN). He is a Public Accountant graduated from the Universidad Mayor de San Simón (1995), Master in Business Administration with diplomas in Audit and Management Control and Audit Management. Cazón had already been the owner of this tax division between 2016 and 2019. Katia Rivera as Executive Director of the Tax Challenge Authority (AIT).

Soybeans are over $420 per ton

The November soy contract rose to $420.07 per ton, while the January position rose to $423.47 per ton according to information reported by the Rosario Stock Exchange. In Bolivia, exports of soybeans and derivatives in 2019 amounted to more than $700 million. In September 2020 it exceeded $560 million, 6% less than in the same period last year when it reached $604 million.