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BOLIVIA

96,459

Total Cases

3,884

Total Deaths

33,720

Total Recovered

58,855

Total Active Cases

+57

New Deaths

+1,388

New Cases


via valdaiclub08/10/2020

US-Russia-Latin America Cooperation to Address the Post-COVID 19 Era - Valdai Discussion Club

The current crisis opens up new opportunities for strengthening international cooperation and developing new directions. From a Latin American perspective, building ties between the United States and Russia in the fight against the pandemic helps to balance and maintain a diversified relationship, write Andrés Serbin Andres Serbin and Andrei Serbin Pont, following a discussion “USA, Russia and Latin America: an Agenda for Constructive Cooperation in the Post-Covid 19 Era”.

via hongkongfp08/09/2020

Weaponising Covid-19: How state suppression breeds distrust and disinformation in Hong Kong - Hong Kong Free Press

Amidst global uncertainty and instability, conspiracy theories, misinformation, and disinformation have become wildly common during the pandemic. While some people believe that Covid-19 is a hoax, others believe in unproven “miracle cures.” When false claims and theories about the pandemic circulate and gain traction on social media, they can endanger public health, jeopardising public efforts […]

via reuters08/06/2020

U.S. lifts global health coronavirus travel advisory - Reuters

The U.S. State Department and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention on Thursday lifted global advisories recommending U.S. citizens avoid all international travel because of the coronavirus pandemic, and instead issued a raft of high-level warnings for individual countries.

via reuters08/05/2020

FACTBOX-Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 18.63 million, death toll at 701,506 - Reuters

More than 18.63 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 701,506​ have died, according to a Reuters tally. Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019. Interactive graphic tracking global spread of coronavirus: open https://tmsnrt.rs/3aIRuz7 in an external browser. Eikon users can click https://apac1.apps.cp.thomsonreuters.com/cms/?navid=1063154666 for a case tracker. The following table lists the top 50 countries by the number of reported cases. A complete list is available with the above links. COUNTRIES AND TOTAL DEATHS CONFIRMED DEATHS PER TERRITORIES CASES 10,000 INHABITANTS United States 157,311 4,787,015 4.82 Brazil 95,819 2,801,921 4.57 India 39,795 1,908,254 0.29 Russia 14,490 866,627 1 South Africa 8,884 521,318 1.54 Mexico 48,869 449,961 3.87 Peru 20,007 439,890 6.25 Chile 9,745 362,951 5.2 United Kingdom 46,299 336,928 6.97 Colombia 11,315 334,979 2.28 Spain 28,498 320,668 6.09 Iran 17,802 317,483 2.18 Saudi Arabia 2,984 281,435 0.89 Pakistan 6,014 281,136 0.28 Italy 35,171 248,419 5.82 Bangladesh 3,234 244,020 0.2 Turkey 5,765 234,934 0.7 France 30,294 226,227 4.52 Argentina 3,979 213,535 0.89 Germany 9,140 212,173 1.1 Iraq 5,017 134,722 1.31 Canada 8,958 117,793 2.42 Indonesia 5,452 116,871 0.2 Philippines 2,115 112,593 0.2 Qatar 178 111,805 0.64 Kazakhstan 1,058 94,882 0.58 Egypt 4,912 94,752 0.5 Ecuador 5,808 87,963 3.4 Mainland China 4,634 84,491 0.03 Bolivia 3,320 83,361 2.92 Sweden 5,760 81,540 5.66 Oman 421 79,159 0.87 Israel 564 76,763 0.63 Ukraine 1,788 75,490 0.4 Dominican Republic 1,213 74,295 1.14 Belgium 9,852 70,648 8.62 Kuwait 468 69,425 1.13 Panama 1,522 69,424 3.64 Belarus 577 68,376 0.61 United Arab Emirates 353 61,606 0.37 Romania 2,521 56,550 1.3 Netherlands 6,149 55,955 3.57 Singapore 27 53,347 0.05 Guatemala 2,037 52,365 1.18 Portugal 1,739 51,681 1.69 Poland 1,756 48,789 0.46 Nigeria 910 44,433 0.05 Honduras 1,400 44,299 1.46 Japan 1,036 42,167 0.08 Bahrain 151 42,132 0.96 Source: Reuters tally based on statements from health ministries and government officials Generated at 1600 GMT.


via reuters08/01/2020

FACTBOX-Worldwide coronavirus cases hit 17.71 million, deaths at 680,146 - Reuters

More than 17.71 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 680,146​ have died, according to a Reuters tally. Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China last December. Interactive graphic tracking global spread of coronavirus: open https://tmsnrt.rs/3aIRuz7 in an external browser. Eikon users can click https://apac1.apps.cp.thomsonreuters.com/cms/?navid=1063154666 for a case tracker. The following table lists the top 50 countries by the number of reported cases. A complete list is available with the above links. COUNTRIES AND TOTAL DEATHS CONFIRMED DEATHS PER TERRITORIES CASES 10,000 INHABITANTS United States 153,888 4,578,778 4.71 Brazil 92,475 2,662,485 4.41 India 36,511 1,695,988 0.27 Russia 13,963 839,981 0.97 South Africa 8,005 493,183 1.39 Mexico 46,688 424,637 3.7 Peru 19,217 414,735 6.01 Chile 9,533 357,646 5.09 United Kingdom 46,119 333,805 6.94 Iran 16,766 306,752 2.05 Spain 28,445 306,376 6.08 Colombia 10,105 295,508 2.04 Pakistan 5,951 278,305 0.28 Saudi Arabia 2,866 277,478 0.85 Italy 35,141 247,537 5.82 Bangladesh 3,132 239,860 0.19 Turkey 5,691 231,869 0.69 France 30,238 219,960 4.51 Germany 9,114 208,767 1.1 Argentina 3,543 191,302 0.8 Iraq 4,741 126,704 1.23 Canada 8,935 116,313 2.41 Qatar 174 110,911 0.63 Indonesia 5,193 109,936 0.19 Philippines 2,039 98,232 0.19 Egypt 4,774 94,078 0.49 Kazakhstan 793 90,367 0.43 Ecuador 5,736 86,232 3.36 Mainland China 4,634 84,337 0.03 Sweden 5,743 80,422 5.64 Oman 421 79,159 0.87 Bolivia 2,977 76,789 2.62 Dominican Republic 1,170 71,415 1.1 Israel 509 70,582 0.57 Ukraine 1,693 69,884 0.38 Belgium 9,840 68,006 8.61 Belarus 559 67,808 0.59 Kuwait 447 67,448 1.08 Panama 1,421 65,256 3.4 United Arab Emirates 351 60,760 0.36 Netherlands 6,147 54,301 3.57 Singapore 27 52,513 0.05 Portugal 1,735 51,072 1.69 Romania 2,343 50,886 1.2 Guatemala 1,924 49,789 1.12 Poland 1,716 45,688 0.45 Nigeria 878 43,151 0.04 Honduras 1,337 42,014 1.39 Bahrain 146 40,982 0.93 Japan 1,026 38,636 0.08 Source: Reuters tally based on statements from health ministries and government officials Generated at 22:00 GMT. (Editing by Paul Simao)

via pri.org07/31/2020

Embattled Bolivian mayor refuses to step down amid political crisis: ‘Quitting would be a betrayal’ - The World

Patricia Arce, mayor of the Bolivian city of Vinto, has operated under a cloak of fear since November, when a mob attacked her in the street and demanded her resignation in the wake of postelection clashes. But she has held on to her role amid rising human rights abuses under the interim national government.

via thehour07/29/2020

Bolivian coca cultivation jumped by 10% in 2019, UN says - Thehour.com

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) - Coca cultivation jumped 10% in Bolivia in 2019, the final year of President Evo Morales' government, partly because of reduced eradication efforts amid rising social and political conflicts, a U.N. agency said Wednesday. Growth in the Andean nation increased from 23,100 hectares in 2018 to 25,500 hectares last year, said a report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Bolivia is the world's third largest coca producer after Colombia and Peru. Coca leaf is the raw material for cocaine, but is also a mainstay of Indigenous life in the Andean nation, where it is chewed, made into a tea or used in religious rituals. The U.N. agency, which cooperates with Bolivia in monitoring coca crops and uses satellite imagery, did not say how much of the coca grown is used to make cocaine. Thierry Rostan, the agency's representative in Bolivia, noted the expansion of coca fields in six of the country's 22 national parks where a "significant degradation of ecosystems and the environment" was seen. The most affected park was Madidi National Park in the Bolivia's Amazon. A novel policy of "self-control" by coca growers implemented by Morales lost relevance in the last year of his government, when the coca voluntarilly eradicated was less than the increased area, Rostan said. Morales, who led Bolivia's largest coca-growers union, expelled the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration from the country in 2017 and nearly doubled the amount of legal coca destined for traditional uses to more 20,000 hectares. Morales was forced to resign in late 2019 and fled the country, creating uncertainty over the future Bolivia's coca policy and eradication. Bolivia registered its first new coronavirus case in March, meaning the 2019 figures were not affected by the...

via reuters08/09/2020

FACTBOX-Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 19.73 million, death toll at 726,414 - Reuters

More than 19.73 million people have been reported infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 726,414​ have died, according to a Reuters tally. Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019. Interactive graphic tracking global spread of coronavirus: open https://tmsnrt.rs/3aIRuz7 in an external browser. Eikon users can click https://apac1.apps.cp.thomsonreuters.com/cms/?navid=1063154666 for a case tracker. The following table lists the top 50 countries by the number of reported cases. A complete list is available with the above links. COUNTRIES AND TOTAL DEATHS CONFIRMED DEATHS PER TERRITORIES CASES 10,000 INHABITANTS United States 162,108 5,014,930 4.96 Brazil 100,477 3,012,412 4.8 India 43,379 2,153,010 0.32 Russia 14,854 882,347 1.03 South Africa 10,210 553,188 1.77 Mexico 52,006 475,902 4.12 Peru 20,844 471,012 6.52 Colombia 12,540 376,870 2.53 Chile 10,011 371,023 5.35 United Kingdom 46,566 340,399 7.01 Spain 28,503 332,216 6.09 Iran 18,264 324,692 2.23 Saudi Arabia 3,093 287,262 0.92 Pakistan 6,082 284,121 0.29 Bangladesh 3,399 257,600 0.21 Italy 35,203 250,103 5.83 Argentina 4,523 241,811 1.02 Turkey 5,829 239,622 0.71 France 30,324 232,678 4.53 Germany 9,167 215,324 1.11 Iraq 5,236 147,389 1.36 Philippines 2,209 126,885 0.21 Indonesia 5,723 125,396 0.21 Canada 8,976 119,222 2.42 Qatar 182 112,650 0.65 Kazakhstan 1,058 98,701 0.58 Egypt 4,992 95,314 0.51 Ecuador 5,916 93,572 3.46 Bolivia 3,587 89,055 3.16 Mainland China 4,634 84,619 0.03 Israel 593 82,342 0.67 Sweden 5,769 82,323 5.67 Oman 509 81,357 1.05 Ukraine 1,879 79,750 0.42 Dominican Republic 1,309 79,732 1.23 Panama 1,609 73,651 3.85 Belgium 9,866 72,784 8.63 Kuwait 474 71,199 1.15 Belarus 585 68,738 0.62 United Arab Emirates 356 62,300 0.37 Romania 2,659 60,623 1.37 Netherlands 6,153 57,987 3.57 Guatemala 2,197 56,189 1.27 Singapore 27 55,105 0.05 Portugal 1,750 52,537 1.7 Poland 1,800 51,167 0.47 Japan 1,061 49,621 0.08 Honduras 1,476 46,973 1.54 Nigeria 936 45,687 0.05 Bahrain 159 43,307 1.01 Source: Reuters tally based on statements from health ministries and government officials Generated at 22:00 GMT

via reuters08/08/2020

FACTBOX-Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 19.47 million, death toll at 721,190 - Reuters

More than 19.47 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 721,190​ have died, according to a Reuters tally. Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019. Interactive graphic tracking global spread of coronavirus: open https://tmsnrt.rs/3aIRuz7 in an external browser. Eikon users can click https://apac1.apps.cp.thomsonreuters.com/cms/?navid=1063154666 for a case tracker. The following table lists the top 50 countries by the number of reported cases. A complete list is available with the above links. COUNTRIES AND TOTAL DEATHS CONFIRMED DEATHS PER TERRITORIES CASES 10,000 INHABITANTS United States 161,121 4,959,831 4.93 Brazil 99,572 2,962,442 4.75 India 42,518 2,088,611 0.31 Russia 14,854 882,347 1.03 South Africa 9,909 545,476 1.71 Mexico 51,311 469,407 4.07 Peru 20,649 463,875 6.45 Chile 9,958 368,828 5.32 Colombia 12,250 367,196 2.47 United Kingdom 46,511 339,641 7 Spain 28,503 332,216 6.09 Iran 18,264 324,692 2.23 Saudi Arabia 3,093 285,793 0.92 Pakistan 6,068 283,487 0.29 Bangladesh 3,333 252,502 0.21 Italy 35,190 249,756 5.82 Turkey 5,813 238,450 0.71 Argentina 4,411 235,677 0.99 France 30,324 232,678 4.53 Germany 9,167 215,097 1.11 Iraq 5,236 144,064 1.36 Philippines 2,168 122,754 0.2 Indonesia 5,593 121,226 0.21 Canada 8,970 118,986 2.42 Qatar 182 112,650 0.65 Kazakhstan 1,058 97,829 0.58 Egypt 4,971 95,147 0.51 Ecuador 5,897 91,969 3.45 Bolivia 3,524 87,891 3.1 Mainland China 4,634 84,596 0.03 Sweden 5,769 82,323 5.67 Oman 509 81,357 1.05 Israel 581 80,991 0.65 Ukraine 1,879 79,750 0.42 Dominican Republic 1,259 77,709 1.18 Belgium 9,866 72,784 8.63 Panama 1,591 72,560 3.81 Kuwait 474 71,199 1.15 Belarus 585 68,738 0.62 United Arab Emirates 356 62,300 0.37 Romania 2,659 60,623 1.37 Netherlands 6,153 57,501 3.57 Guatemala 2,168 55,270 1.26 Singapore 27 54,798 0.05 Portugal 1,746 52,351 1.7 Poland 1,787 50,324 0.47 Japan 1,055 46,611 0.08 Honduras 1,465 46,365 1.53 Nigeria 936 45,687 0.05 Bahrain 159 43,307 1.01 Source: Reuters tally based on statements from health ministries and government officials Generated at 16:00 GMT. ()


via news.yahoo08/04/2020

Bolivia just outright canceled the rest of its school year - Yahoo News

Bolivia couldn't find a balance between preventing coronavirus spread and keeping its children learning.The South American country will simply cancel the rest of its school year, its president Jeanine Añez Chavez announced Sunday. While it originally planned to run digital classes through December

via voanews08/04/2020

Mobile Crematory Operators Aim to Help Bolivia with Increase in COVID-19 Deaths - Voice of America

A group of entrepreneurs believe their mobile crematorium is the solution to Bolivia's surge in coronavirus deaths.  Carlos Ayo, an environmental engineer, who is part of the group said, there are instances when dozens of bodies piled up in the street in Bolivia because families do not have the resources or aren't finding places to bury or cremate the bodies of  loved ones and they end up throwing them in the streets to avoid contaminating themselves.  Ayo says the mobile crematory represents a way of giving something back to his homeland.  The group hauls the furnaces to communities that do not

via reuters08/01/2020

FACTBOX-Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 17.67 million, death toll at 679,918 - Reuters

More than 17.67 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 679,918​ have died, according to a Reuters tally. Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019. Interactive graphic tracking global spread of coronavirus: open https://tmsnrt.rs/3aIRuz7 in an external browser. Eikon users can click https://apac1.apps.cp.thomsonreuters.com/cms/?navid=1063154666 for a case tracker. The following table lists the top 50 countries by the number of reported cases. A complete list is available with the above links. COUNTRIES AND TOTAL DEATHS CONFIRMED DEATHS PER TERRITORIES CASES 10,000 INHABITANTS United States 153,888 4,578,778 4.71 Brazil 92,475 2,662,485 4.41 India 36,511 1,695,988 0.27 Russia 13,963 839,981 0.97 South Africa 8,005 493,183 1.39 Mexico 46,688 424,637 3.7 Peru 19,217 414,735 6.01 Chile 9,457 355,667 5.05 United Kingdom 46,119 333,805 6.94 Spain 28,445 306,376 6.08 Iran 16,766 304,204 2.05 Colombia 10,105 295,508 2.04 Pakistan 5,951 278,305 0.28 Saudi Arabia 2,866 275,905 0.85 Italy 35,141 247,537 5.82 Bangladesh 3,111 237,661 0.19 Turkey 5,691 230,873 0.69 France 30,238 219,960 4.51 Germany 9,114 208,767 1.1 Argentina 3,543 191,302 0.8 Iraq 4,741 124,609 1.23 Canada 8,935 116,313 2.41 Qatar 174 110,695 0.63 Indonesia 5,131 108,376 0.19 Egypt 4,774 93,757 0.49 Philippines 2,023 93,354 0.19 Kazakhstan 793 90,367 0.43 Ecuador 5,702 85,355 3.34 Mainland China 4,634 84,337 0.03 Sweden 5,743 80,422 5.64 Oman 421 79,159 0.87 Bolivia 2,977 76,789 2.62 Israel 509 70,582 0.57 Ukraine 1,693 69,884 0.38 Dominican Republic 1,160 69,649 1.09 Belgium 9,840 68,006 8.61 Belarus 559 67,808 0.59 Kuwait 447 66,957 1.08 Panama 1,421 65,256 3.4 United Arab Emirates 351 60,506 0.36 Netherlands 6,147 54,301 3.57 Singapore 27 52,206 0.05 Portugal 1,735 51,072 1.69 Romania 2,343 50,886 1.2 Guatemala 1,924 49,789 1.12 Poland 1,716 45,688 0.45 Nigeria 878 42,689 0.04 Honduras 1,337 42,014 1.39 Bahrain 146 40,755 0.93 Armenia 738 38,550 2.5 Source: Reuters tally based on statements from health ministries and government officials Generated at 1600 GMT.

via deccanherald07/31/2020

Deadly pandemic and postponed elections: Bolivia's explosive cocktail - Deccan Herald

Ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, Bolivia is bracing for a potential escalation in civil unrest as former president Evo Morales's supporters take to the streets following a new postponement of presidential elections. Last week Bolivia delayed its vote for a second time because of the coronavirus pandemic, putting polls off until October 18.

via voanews07/28/2020

Inmates at Bolivia Prison Stage Uprising Over Lack of Medical Services Amid Suspected Coronavirus Deaths - Voice of America

Inmates at a prison in central Bolivia staged a rooftop protest Monday, demanding medical services after the deaths of three inmates, including one suspected of having the novel coronavirus.  Inmates held up banners calling attention to their plight, including one banner that read, “We want COVID-19 tests.”    A relative of one of the inmates complained that there are no doctors and no medicine.  She said the inmates are dying inside the facility.


via nytimes08/06/2020

US Lifts Global Health Coronavirus Travel Advisory - The New York Times

The U.S. State Department and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention on Thursday lifted global advisories recommending U.S. citizens avoid all international travel because of the coronavirus pandemic, and instead issued a raft of high-level warnings for individual countries.

via bigrapidsnews08/06/2020

President of Venezuelan soccer body Berardinelli dies - The Pioneer

CARACAS (AP) - Venezuela's soccer federation president Jesús Berardinelli has died two weeks after he suddenly lost consciousness and presented other health problems in a hospital, the country's soccer federation said Wednesday. Berardinelli was 61. Berardinelli died 16 days after becoming subject of an investigation by Venezuelan authorities into the alleged misuse of public funds. He was taken on July 22 to a Caracas hospital, where he had respiratory problems and was put on a ventilator. The soccer federation did not disclose a cause of death. Berardinelli is the second high-ranking South American soccer official to die during the coronavirus pandemic. The head of Bolivia's soccer federation, César Salinas, died July 19 because of COVID-19. The accusations against Berardinelli stemmed from his time as deputy of Venezuela's football federation. In April he took over as president after Laureano González, who had held the post since 2015, quit. The football federation defended Berardinelli against the accusations, saying it does not receive public funds. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

via voanews08/04/2020

Mobile Crematory Aims to Help Bolivia Deal with Surge in COVID Deaths - Voice of America

A group of entrepreneurs believe their mobile crematorium is the solution to Bolivia's surge in coronavirus deaths.  Carlos Ayo, an environmental engineer, who is part of the group said, there are instances when dozens of bodies piled up in the street in Bolivia because families do not have the resources or aren't finding places to bury or cremate the bodies of  loved ones and they end up throwing them in the streets to avoid contaminating themselves.  Ayo says the mobile crematory represents a way of giving something back to his homeland.  The group hauls the furnaces to communities that do not

via bigrapidsnews08/04/2020

Mexico's school year to begin with instruction on television - The Pioneer

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Distance learning will begin for more than 30 million Mexican school children Aug. 24, but a return to classrooms will remain an uncertain goal, the country's education secretary said Monday. Secretary Esteban Moctezuma Barragán and executives from the country's largest television networks presented in broad strokes a plan to put educational instruction on television. Moctezuma said that risks to in-person education continue being too high. Officials fear children could become coronavirus carriers, infecting relatives at home. "We wanted to return to in-person classes, but it is not possible, nor prudent," Moctezuma said. Students will not return to classrooms until the government's version of a stoplight to evaluate the pandemic's risk is safely at green. Mexico has reported 443,813 coronavirus infections and 48,012 deaths. Throughout Latin America, nearly all schooling is being carried out online or through television as the pandemic continues to surge here. School districts around the world are struggling with the decision, knowing that for most students there is no substitute for in-person instruction. Moctezuma cited several countries that had opened schools and then had to close them as infections spread. Students continue attending schools in Nicaragua and students are scheduled to return to the classroom in Cuba Sept. 1. In Bolivia, the government announced Sunday it was ending the school year because it was impossible to guarantee free and universal education in a country where most rural areas lack access to the internet. In Mexico, remote indigenous communities will be able to access instruction through government radio stations. Moctezuma said television was a good option because government data shows 94% of homes have...

via timesofmalta08/01/2020

Maltese missionary priest dies of COVID-19 - Times of Malta

A Maltese priest has died of COVID-19, where he had worked for a long time as a missionary.  The Carmelite Order in Bolivia, where he had been based for many years, that Valerjan Mercieca died on Saturday after falling ill with the novel coronavirus. The Order expressed its gratitude "for the...

via stamfordadvocate07/29/2020

Bolivian coca cultivation jumped by 10% in 2019, UN says - The Advocate

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) - Coca cultivation jumped 10% in Bolivia in 2019, the final year of President Evo Morales' government, partly because of reduced eradication efforts amid rising social and political conflicts, a U.N. agency said Wednesday. Growth in the Andean nation increased from 23,100 hectares in 2018 to 25,500 hectares last year, said a report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Bolivia is the world's third largest coca producer after Colombia and Peru. Coca leaf is the raw material for cocaine, but is also a mainstay of Indigenous life in the Andean nation, where it is chewed, made into a tea or used in religious rituals. The U.N. agency, which cooperates with Bolivia in monitoring coca crops and uses satellite imagery, did not say how much of the coca grown is used to make cocaine. Thierry Rostan, the agency's representative in Bolivia, noted the expansion of coca fields in six of the country's 22 national parks where a "significant degradation of ecosystems and the environment" was seen. The most affected park was Madidi National Park in the Bolivia's Amazon. A novel policy of "self-control" by coca growers implemented by Morales lost relevance in the last year of his government, when the coca voluntarilly eradicated was less than the increased area, Rostan said. Morales, who led Bolivia's largest coca-growers union, expelled the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration from the country in 2017 and nearly doubled the amount of legal coca destined for traditional uses to more 20,000 hectares. Morales was forced to resign in late 2019 and fled the country, creating uncertainty over the future Bolivia's coca policy and eradication. Bolivia registered its first new coronavirus case in March, meaning the 2019 figures were not affected by the...