At least 24 dead or missing after heavy rains hit Tarija, Bolivia

At least 24 dead or missing after heavy rains hit Tarija, Bolivia

Heavy rains affecting the Tarija department of southeastern Bolivia over the past couple of days caused severe flash floods in which at least 4 people lost their lives and 20 remain missing. Heavy rains started falling late February 20, causing the Itayuro stream in…

Impressive hail accumulation after severe storm hits Taija, Bolivia

Impressive hail accumulation after severe storm hits Taija, Bolivia

A severe hailstorm hit the Bolivian town of Taija on October 31, 2021, leaving impressive amounts of hail on the streets. Parts of the city were covered in up to 60 cm (2 feet) of hail. Featured image credit: La Vanguardia…

Severe floods hit Bolivia and Paraguay

Severe floods hit Bolivia and Paraguay

Floods triggered by heavy rainfall have been reported in parts of Bolivia and Paraguay over the past couple of days, resulting in damage and casualties. Floods affected 7 of Bolivias 9 provinces. The worst affected are Cochabamba, Beni, and Pando, where floods and…

Wildfires rage across South America, causing ‘total destruction’

Wildfires rage across South America, causing ‘total destruction’

Wildfires have been tearing through parts of South America this year, particularly Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay, causing 'total destruction' in some parts of the continent, according to primatologist Martin Kowalewski, who measured the scale of…

Floods and landslides hit Bolivia, causing widespread destruction

Floods and landslides hit Bolivia, causing widespread destruction

At least eight people lost their lives as heavy rains continue to lash parts of Bolivia, civil defense authorities confirmed on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. The severe weather also triggered floods and landslides, causing widespread destruction. 250 families have…

Floods and landslides hit Bolivia, killing at least 6 people

Floods and landslides hit Bolivia, killing at least 6 people

Heavy rains have been battering parts of Bolivia since January 11, 2020, causing floods and landslides in which at least 6 people lost their lives. Three municipalities declared a state of emergency. In Chuquisaca Department, the Quirpinchaca river burst due to…

Large landslide destroys 17 homes in La Paz, Bolivia

Large landslide destroys 17 homes in La Paz, Bolivia

A large landslide destroyed dozens of homes on the outskirts of Bolivian capital of La Paz on April 30, 2019. Local media reported at least 17 homes were destroyed but there were no casualties as authorities evacuated the area before the event. Featured image:…