The director of the Bolivian Space Agency, Ivan Zambrana, has confirmed that the Chinese-funded communications satellite Tupac Katari will be launched into space on 20 December 2013.
In the central Andes mountains, satellites have detected ground deformation under way above a major subterranean magma body.
Fires burned throughout Bolivia in early September 2011.
In Pando Department, 43 families were affected by violent winds that damaged their homes.
Severe floods were reported over Cochabamba, Potosi, Santa Cruz, Chuquisaca, La Paz, Oruro and Tarija . At least 9,000 families have been evacuated from their homes.
Heavy rains reported nationwide and attributed to the El Ni?o phenomenon has caused major floods in 6 departments: Cochabamba, Chuquisaca, Tarija, La Paz, Pando and Beni.
A severe drought is affecting indigenous communities in the department of Chuquisaca in the Chaco region. ECHO is providing 150.000 euros to help around 390 families.
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