The reference "and Paraguay (the landlocked country - ????)." in the Ports / Waterways section doesn't look too good. Yes, Paraguay is a landlocked country, BUT some sea ships can enter the country (even cross it to to the new port town of Puerto Busch in Bolivia) because the Rio Paraguay and Parana are sufficiently wide and deep. So I'll just erase this comment.
Someone may want to delete the reference to travel to/within Bolivia on LAB airlines. It went out of business in April 2007.
Bolivia currently has competing regional hierarchies: the country's nine departments, and a few geographic ones. We need to pick one, or make one a subset of the other. Even though nine departments would be just within the limit allowed by policy, I think geographical regions would be more useful to the traveler unfamiliar with the country. Then the departments would serve to divide them further into locales. The Bolivia tourism ministry's web site describes the country as three geographic regions, with most of 3 political departments in each:
(According to what I've read, the Chaco (Bolivia) was mostly lost to Paraguay, and even though there's a proposal to create a department by that name in Bolivia, I don't think the current "Chaco" article would be a useful in the hierarchy.)
Comments? - Todd VerBeek 16:09, 7 June 2007 (EDT)