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Brits in Bolivia – bits and pieces

Former British diplomat, Alan Shave – living in La Paz since his retirement in 1996 – was challenged, over a glass of cognac, to write a history of the British in Bolivia. His investigations have now produced some 40 chapters in draft – and he’s still researching everything British in his adoptive country from bilateral relations to spies, mining and railway development and more.

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“Fiesta Boliviana”

Summer Picnic in Regents Park Sunday, 19 August 14:30 till 18:00 All ABS members, friends, families, children are cordially invited. Please bring drinks, refreshments, juices, salads, pasta, quinoa, salteñas – Bolivian specialities most welcome — sandwiches, cake, nibbles and fruit to share. Don’t forget balloons, blankets, sunglasses, funny hats, umbrellas, sun cream. We will have lots of fun playing Bolivian

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How Bolivia curbed coca production by moving away from violent crackdowns

Dr Thomas Grisaffi is a social anthropologist currently working as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute of the Americas (University College London). His main research focus is the political ascent of the Chapare coca growers’ union in Bolivia. Thursday 6 April 2017, 18.30 Room G34, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU Tickets, including refreshments: non-members £8, members £6,

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