Lara Bisch ceases operations and workers warn to take it as a social enterprise

Industrias Lara Bisch S.A., a company dedicated to the production of flexible packaging, plastic and cardboard packaging, continuous forms, rolls of invoices and securities, suspended its operations since Saturday, October 31st due to the impossibility of financially sustaining the company. More than 150 workers - 120 directly and 30 indirectly - were affected by the decision to close. Law 1055 protects the workers to take as a social enterprise; the employees are still in dialogue to define future actions.

Bolivia achieves $63 million trade surplus in food

The trade balance in the food sector remains favourable for Bolivia. Until September of this year, according to the last report of Foreign Trade, carried out by the National Institute of Statistics (INE) the country registered a surplus of $us 63 million. The increase in exports of quinoa by 3.5%, bananas by 0.1% and chia by 23% stand out. And so did the commercialization of meat, which registered a rise of 218.9%. Food exports represent 11.7% of total foreign sales.