Bolivia contains many vast provinces with various environments, such as the burnt forests of La Cruz, swamplands of Caimanes, and snow capped mountains of Inca Camina. These provinces are filled with drug cartels, Unidad, and Kataris 26 Rebels alike, all fighting for a cause. Unidad and Cartels can be frequently seen making trades of supplies, and can be disrupted to make them open fire upon each other. Rebels can be found in rebel outposts, driving the streets of Bolivia, and even imprisoned in Santa Blanca controlled towns and outposts, along with Unidad F.O.B.'s.
On 3rd of March 2024, during Operation: Nimble Guardian, Hunter team went to the country's captial Sucre to get Gabriel Paez who might have intel on the dirty bomb ambush that killed every operator of Predator team inside Nicaragua.
Coca Leaf in BoliviaEdit
The traditional use of coca leaves is 5000 years old in Bolivia. In Bolivia, bags of it are sold in local markets and by street vendors. Most people chew coca. The cultivation and consumption of coca is part of the national culture, like wine is for France or beer for Germany. It's also a powerful symbol of cultural and religious identity among the indigenous nations of South America. The coca leaf plays a major role in Andrean medicine. Traditionally, coca is used as stimulant to overcome fatigue, hunger, and thirst, and it's particularly effective against altitude sickness. It is also used as an anesthetic and analgesic for headaches, rheumatism, wounds and sores. The high calcium content also explains why people used coca for bone fractures. It also serves to suppress bleeding, and as a treatment for malaria, ulcers, asthma and indigestion.
Resources and EconomyEdit
The main activities include agriculture (quinoa, potatoes, rice, coffee, coca) and forestry, mining (silver, lithium, gas), manufacturing goods such as textiles and clothing, or refining metals and petroleum.
A Multiethnic CountryEdit
The Bolivian population, estimated at 10 million, is multiethnic, including Amerindians, Mestizos, Europeans, Asians and Africans. the main language spoken is Spanish, but 80% of the population has Aymara or Quechua origins. Despite a history of harsh Spanish colonization, the Andrean culture remains strong - and since Evo Morales became President, the ancient Quechua and Aymara traditions and rituals are only getting stronger.
Butch Cassidy and Sundance KidEdit
Robert Leroy Parker (Butch Cassidy) was a notorious Wild West gangster, whose partner in crime was Harry Longabaugh (The Sundance Kid). In 1901 they fled to Argentina with Butch's lover, Etta Place, who deserted them a few years after. Cassidy is rumored to have worked as a miner in Bolivia, and returned to his criminal habits in 1908, when he robbed a silver mine payroll convoy. After a standoff with law enforcement in the village of San Vincente, Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid may have met their fate, but other legends claim they survived long after.
Near the legendary Death Road in the Yungas region of Bolivia, is the house where Klaus Barbie, the former Nazi SS-Hauptsturmführer, Gestapo member and war criminal, was sheltered for about forty years. He was supported by the CIA and protected by Bolivian president Hugo Banzer. After a violent coup d'état, Barbie directed a far-right paramilitary organization for a while: the Fiancés of Death.
In 1966, Che Guevara departed Cuba for Bolivia, having shaved and adopted a false identity, to lead a guerrilla at the head of the National Liberation Army of Bolivia. El Che expected to face a poorly trained and ill-equipped enemy, but the Bolivians had help from US Special Forces, and Guevara failed to get help from the local dissidents. After months of battle, he was soundly defeated. Guevara was captured and executed under the authority of Bolivian president René Barrientos. His body was photographed and identified in Vallegrande, where he was buried, before his remains were exhumed in 1997 and placed in a Cuban mausoleum.
El Tio, (the Uncle) is a Bolivian god of the Underworld, famous in the Cerro Rico region. It is customary to offer coca, alcohol and cigarettes to ceremonial statues of El Tio, near and inside the Potosi mine. Potosi was a wealthy city during the Spanish occupation, thanks to the enormous quantities of mined silver. It is said that the silver extracted from Potosi mines could build a bridge across the Atlantic to the Iberian Peninsula, and the same is true for the bones of the miners who died there. After 1800, silver was scarce, and the city began its economic decline. Today, though the mines are said to be depleted, they are still operated by locals, granting very poor conditions to the miners.