Amazon deforestation jumps 21% in 2020, Bolivia is the most affected

An area the size of Israel was deforested in the Amazon biome last year as destruction surged 21% in the region spanning nine countries that is home to the world’s largest rainforest, according to the Amazon Conservation organization. Bolivia accounted for the biggest increase in destruction compared to 2019 as enormous fires tore through its Chiquitano dry forests.

50% of public investment of $4.011 bn to be financed with sovereign bonds

Of a budgeted amount of $4.011 billion for public investment in 2021, the Government ruled that 50% will be financed through the issuance of sovereign bonds in external capital markets. Bolivia made the first bond issue for $500 million in 2012. The second placement was made in 2013 for another $500 million. The last placement was in 2017 for $1 billion.