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By Guest Author On Monday, February 12th, 2018
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Strange Places in the World and How to Get There

Now that you’ve taken your NYS defensive driving course, you have the confidence to travel to anywhere in the world. You can explore the far reaches of Earth, discovering the beauty and the downright bizarre. More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
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Audit: DHS issued citizenship to deported illegal immigrants from ‘special interest countries’

In the latest of many gaffes at the mammoth agency created after 9/11 to keep the nation safe, at least 858 illegal immigrants with deportation orders were mistakenly granted U.S. citizenship. It gets better; the More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, February 12th, 2016
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Discovery Channel’s new series, ‘Trailblazer’ will premiere March 30

Trailblazers comes to Discovery in March The quest to expand the boundaries of human knowledge takes scientists to the edges of the Earth where unseen peril lurks around every corner. From the deepest and darkest More...

By Laura Jones On Saturday, July 11th, 2015
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Pope Francis accepts ‘Fascist’ hammer and sickle Cross from Bolivia’s Evo Morales

Pope Francis couldn’t hide the expression on his face when he received a wooden crucifix laid on a hammer and sickle, the Communist symbol conceived during the Russian Revolution. The Pope received the More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
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Bolivia: Children as young as 10 can work, NCL expresses concern

Children as young as 10-years-old can legally work in Bolivia. Bolivia’s Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera signed the bill into law on Thursday. Prior to this new law, Bolivian labor laws allowed the minimum More...

By Butter Bracco On Sunday, June 22nd, 2014
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Bitcoin: Currency banned in Bolivia while the Philippines welcomes its first Bitcoin ATM

A tale of two sides of the Bitcoin happened in the past week. First in Bolivia, the country’s central bank, El Banco Central de Bolivia totally banned the popular cryptocurrency and others saying that citizens More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Thursday, May 8th, 2014
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VIDEO: Journalist has to pry off the hand of Santa Cruz Mayor Percy Fernandez from her thigh

The mayor of the largest city on Bolivia, in fact, one  fastest growing cities in the world, was caught on tape groping a journalist at a public event last week. Image/Video Screen Shot In the video, a journalist More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
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Carmelo Flores, Bolivian farmer, claims to be 123 years-old and credits quinoa and potatoes

The oldest man ever documented may be from Bolivia, living in the mountains of Bolivia, born in 1890. A new Reuters article revisits the man’s claims as Carmelo Flores Laura even has a Wikipedia page to detail More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, July 7th, 2013
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Bolivia and Nicaragua join Venezuela in offering asylum for Edward Snowden

Just a few days ago, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, appeared to really be struggling to find a country to take him in after numerous asylum requests were denied. Edward Snowden doesn’t have a clue, Rep. More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, July 5th, 2013
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Edward Snowden has applied for asylum in six more countries, Bolivia not happy with US, Europe

The saga of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden continues as the 30-year-old stranded in a Moscow airport continues to search for a place he can call home and South American countries demand apologies from some in More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, April 25th, 2013
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Bolivia: Health officials say one million are infected with Chagas disease

According to a report today by the Latin American Information Agency, the Head of the Health Ministry Chagas Program, Max Enríquez said at least one million Bolivians are infected with the parasitic infection, More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, February 16th, 2013
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Yellow fever death reported in in Cochabamba, Bolivia

A person from the city of Oruro, contracted and died from yellow fever in the tropical regions of Cochabamba, Bolivia, being the first such fatality from the mosquito borne viral disease, according to a La Razon More...

By deskofbrian On Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
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Oscar Barbosa, teen commits suicide by piranha

A man in South America committed suicide by jumping out of a canoe into piranha infested waters. The Sun reports that fisherman Oscar Barbosa, 18, bled to death leaping into a Bolivian river full of piranha, suffering dozens More...


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