Floods affected 16,615 hectares of productive land in 57 municipalities in seven Bolivian departments, leaving a total of 39,943 families affected, reported the vice-minister of Civil Defence, Juan Carlos Calvimontes. He added that 1,478 homes have been damaged.
The government allocated Bs.3.013 billion ($437.05 million) in the General Budget of the Nation for the hydrocarbons subsidy, 31% less than in 2020 when the subsidy reached Bs.4.369 billion ($633.67 million). It also allocated Bs.257 million ($37.27 million) for the food subsidy, 63% higher than budgeted in 2020.
The Cochabamba regional government's budget execution reached 73.26% in 2020. Governor Esther Soria reported that the regional budget in 2020 was Bs.1.51 billion ($219.57 million) and the execution reached Bs.1.11 billion ($160.86 million).
Claribel Aparicio is the new manager of the National Chamber of Industry and Commerce (CNI) and the Departmental Chamber of Industries of La Paz (Cadinpaz). Aparicio was Vice-Minister of Foreign Trade and Integration during the transitional government of Jeanine Añez.
Due to the fear of COVID-19 and the fact that not all teachers can teach from home, more than one teacher in Cochabamba has opted to start retirement proceedings. According to the leader of the Federation of Urban Teachers of Cochabamba, Norma Barrón, 40% of teachers in Cochabamba are between 55 and 70 years old.