Capital: La Paz
Population: 10,631,486 (July 2014 est.)
Ethnic groups: Quechua 30%, mestizo (mixed white and Amerindian ancestry) 30%, Aymara 25%, white 15%
Religions: Roman Catholic 95%, Protestant (Evangelical Methodist) 5%
On 6/18/2003 at 1259hrs., Rev. Hansen received this prophecy for Central and South America:
"Witchcraft and voodoo, chants and charms, spirits, demons, devils and gods are worshiped and adored. Your past is haunting; your past is destructive; your past is cursed with disease, plagues and death. Yet, your past is mild in comparison with the turmoil coming in the future -- earthquakes, disease, calamities and death.
Your gods, sorcerers, witches and magicians will not be able to save you from what I am allowing to come upon your nations, lands, water and oceans.
You have denied the Truth of the Ages and I am about ready to deny you of my protection and love. Cry out to your gods and see if they will or can answer you now. They are dead and they will burn with the fire of my wrath as I clean the land of its curses, plagues, disease and death.
Yes, a New Earth is coming and you will know that I live. Come under my blood into the arms of my love, so I can protect you from what lies ahead. Come now unto me, the Spirit of God Jesus Christ is saying."
History of Bolivia:
Bolivia was once a part of the ancient Inca empire. After the Spaniards defeated the Incas in the 16th century, Bolivia's predominantly Indian population was reduced to slavery. The country won its independence in 1825. The country is named after independence fighter Simón Bolívar.
Bolivia lost territory to three neighboring nations. Several thousand square miles and its outlet to the Pacific were taken by Chile after the War of the Pacific (1879-1884). In 1903, a piece of Bolivia's Acre Province was ceded to Brazil. In 1938, Bolivia gave up its claim to nearly 100,000 square miles of the Gran Chaco after losing the Chaco War (1932-1935) to Paraguay.
In 1965, a guerrilla movement headed by Maj. Ernesto (Ché) Guevara began a revolutionary war. With the aid of U.S. military advisers, the Bolivian army defeated the guerrilla movement. Guevara was killed on October 8, 1967. Military coups followed until the military returned the government to civilian rule in 1982, when Hernán Siles Zuazo became president.
In June 1993, Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada was elected president. He was succeeded by former general Hugo Bánzer, who became president for the second time in August 1997. Bánzer made progress in wiping out illicit coca production and drug trafficking. However, the eradication of coca plunged many Bolivian farmers into abject poverty.
In August 2002, Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada became president again. In October 2003, Sánchez resigned after months of rioting and strikes over a gas-exporting project that protesters believed would benefit foreign companies more than Bolivians. Vice President Carlos Mesa replaced him. In a July 2004 referendum on the future of the country's natural gas reserves, Bolivians supported Mesa's plan to exert more control over foreign gas companies.
Rising fuel prices in 2005 led to massive protests by tens of thousands of impoverished farmers and miners. Mesa resigned in June. Supreme court justice Eduardo Rodriguez took over as interim president.
In December 2005, Bolivians elected Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) leader Evo Morales president. Morales nationalized Bolivia's energy industry, formed a constituent assembly to rewrite the constitution, and pledged to legalize the growing of coca.
In July 2007, Morales announced plans to nationalize the country's railways. On December 9, 2007, Morales presented a new constitution to congress. The new chapter was approved by 164 of the 255 constituent assembly members. The opposition boycotted the meeting claiming that the document is illegal because it was not approved by the required two-thirds majority.
On May 4, 2008, clashes broke out in the Santa Cruz province after a poll was held in opposition to President Morales' government. The government disapproved of the proposed referendum, which would give more autonomy to the Santa Cruz province, including the ability to elect its own legislature, raise taxes for public works, and create its own police force.
On August 10, 2008, President Morales won a recall referendum. The recall vote was an unsuccessful effort to remove Morales from office by Podemos, an opposition party.
On September 10, 2008, President Morales ordered the U.S. ambassador to Bolivia, Philip Goldberg, to leave the country, accusing Goldberg of "conspiring against democracy" and encouraging rebel groups who were protesting in eastern Bolivia.
In November, 2008, the U.S. suspended duty-free access for Bolivian exports and President Morales suspended U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration operations, accusing its agents of espionage.
A new constitution that allowed the president to run for a second five-year term was passed in a national referendum in January 2009 despite widespread protests. In December 2009, Morales was re-elected.
In October 2011, the country held its first judicial elections to appoint judges to the four highest courts.
In the spring of 2013, Bolivia's Constitutional Court ruled that President Evo Morales could run for a third term. The court ruled that Morales's first term would not be counted because it predated Bolivia's 2009 constitution, which limited the president and vice-president to two consecutive terms.
In May 2013, President Morales expelled the U.S. Agency of International Development (USAID). USAID was "accused of alleged political interference in peasant unions and other social organizations."
On May 16, 2013, hundreds of workers demonstrated in La Paz, asking for pensions to be doubled. Protestors attempted to take over the plaza where the government is located. Police fought off protestors with tear gas.
© 2003 World Ministries International
The following are some Scriptures that deal with end-time events. All prophecies concerning the nations are leading up to fulfillment of end-time judgments (events).
Ezekiel chapters 38 & 39
Zechariah 13: 8-9
Zechariah 14: 1-16
Daniel chapters 2, 4, 7-12
Matthew 24: 1-51
Mark 13: 1-37
Luke 21: 6-38
The book of Revelation
The book of Joel
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