Bolivia to receive one million J&J doses for 14% of the population

In Geneva, the Covax office confirmed the shipment of 1,008,000 Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccines to Bolivia, which will immunize 14% of people over 18 years of age in the country. The doses will arrive in the first days of July, informed the Government. The inoculants are 93% effective against hospitalization, according to a World … Continue reading Bolivia to receive one million J&J doses for 14% of the population

IMF concludes consultation with Bolivia and recommends reducing hydrocarbon sector subsidies

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV Consultation with Bolivia, with recommendations aimed at implementing structural reforms to promote domestic private investment and foreign direct investment. The most striking of these is the reduction of subsidies to state-owned companies in the hydrocarbons sector.

Quinoa exports fall by 30%

Bolivia produces 63,000 tons of quinoa per year, of which 32,000 tons, or less than 50%, are exported. There is a notable drop in exports due to the increase in production of the grain in countries such as the United States, China, Spain, and France, which are close to covering their domestic demand. Between January and May 2021, exports dropped 30%, reaching $25 million, less than last year when the country received $36 million.

Bolivia increases potential cocaine production by 44%, according to a U.S. report

Potential cocaine production in Bolivia grew by 44% in the 2010-2020 period, according to a report by the US Office of National Drug Control Policy (Ondcp). Coca cultivation in Bolivia totalled 39,400 hectares in 2020, a slight decrease of about 7% from 2019, but still close to record levels. Potential cocaine production remained stable at … Continue reading Bolivia increases potential cocaine production by 44%, according to a U.S. report

Government creates $11.9 mn fund and avoids Aasana stoppage

The Government and the Administration of Airports and Auxiliary Services to Air Navigation (Aasana) reached an agreement whereby the Government will allocate 83.8 million bolivianos ($11.9 mn) for the payment of seven months of outstanding salaries. The workers had announced a strike affecting operations at 42 air terminals in the country.