Welcome to Camiri
Surrounded by hills and situated between Hwy 9 and the Río Parapetí, Camiri is the most southerly point on the vaguely defined ‘Che Trail,’ which ends in Vallegrande. However, Camiri's real revolution occurred not when Che passed through but in the 1990s, when this town of cobblestoned streets became the center for the production of petroleum and natural gas for the national oil company YPFB (known more simply as ‘Yacimientos’). The town, with a bustling and lively center (it would be nice to wander if it wasn't so hot) is so proud of its oily role that it bills itself as the Capital Petrolífero de Bolivia (Oil Capital of Bolivia). Hence the Petrolero (Oil Worker) monument in the middle of, what else, Av Petrolero.