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For future reference the Wikitravel:CIA World Factbook 2002 import can be found at Talk:Bolivia/CIA World Factbook 2002 import.

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.

That someone should be you. Jpatokal 00:35, 14 May 2007 (EDT)


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)

Looks good to me, no reason we can't just cover the Chaco within the Santa Cruz (department, Bolivia) and Tarija articles. Chapare belongs within the Cochabamba (department) and Yungas in the La Paz (department, Bolivia) I like the thought to break it up by altitude--probably nothing matters more in Bolivia. --Peterfitzgerald Talk 17:24, 7 June 2007 (EDT)
The split into 3 looks good to me, although I think "Altiplano" is better than Andean Bolivia and I think that we should try to think of a snappier description for Sub-Andean Bolivia. -- DanielC 20:06, 9 June 2007 (EDT)
Perhaps that's what "Highland Valleys" was intended to refer to? - Todd VerBeek 22:10, 9 June 2007 (EDT)

Are passports required for US Citizens now? If so, since when?