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Economy / Bolivia


May 2012 | Ratings Update

Tension between Bolivia and Brazil flared up in early May after several Brazilian farmers were chased over the border from Bolivia to Brazil and their land was seized. The Brazilian government responded by moving troops to the border town of Capixaba. This section of the countries' border is notoriously porous and until both sides improve cooperation in patrolling the border, we anticipate that similar incidents are likely to spark tension over the coming years.

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