Since May, 8,228 tons of agricultural products such as lemon, avocado, grapes and cherimoya are imported through Puno (representing 75% of all commercialized products). It means that imports from Peru increased by 2,400% from May to August.
The coronavirus pandemic is leaving historical consequences in Latin America, which will contract by 9.1% this year and by 5.2% in Bolivia, warned the ECLAC. However, the delivery of social bonds to address the crisis and support vulnerable sectors of the population stands out. The recovery will be slower than in the Great Recession, warned the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Board of Directors of the National Chamber of Industries (CNI) determined, this Tuesday, to re-elect Ibo Blazicevic, as president of the Bolivian industrialists for the 2020-2021 administration. Blazicevic is part of the industrial sector of beverages in the representation of the Bolivian National Brewery (CBN) and was president of the Departmental Chamber of Industries of La Paz until last year.
Forest fires in different parts of the country are having an impact on communities in areas where flames cannot be controlled. The government detailed that there are 600 families affected by the incidents in Camiri (Santa Cruz) and Macharetí (Chuquisaca) and that it will evaluate whether with two departments affected by fires require a national disaster declaration.
The fires in the country swept away 1.39 million hectares. According to the government, the situation is still worrying and stormy for the affected departments, as there are 57 active forest fires. There are 43 active fires in Santa Cruz, 11 in Chuquisaca and 3 in Beni. These events are presumed to be the responsibility of human activity. It expects that in the next few hours, there will be a diagnosis of the area and new measures.
Pablo Del Granado assumes the position in replacement of Julio Linares who was Vice-Minister since June 19. The change of authority takes place 12 days before the general elections and weeks before the adjustments in the ministerial cabinet of Jeanine Añez.
The Government extended the concession of the Public Registry of Commerce Service granted to Fundempresa for an additional period of 15 years. Fundempresa has become the most appropriate operator for the procedures of creation and registration of companies and formalization of enterprises.