Lonely Planet Writer

Thousands of Bolivians displaced by flooding, government promises help

Acre river in Bolivia.
Acre river in Bolivia. Image by Talita Oliveira / CC BY 2.0

Heavy rains have caused the Acre river to flood the town of Cobija in northern Bolivia, forcing 4,000 people from their homes. Vice-President Alvaro Garcia Linera toured the area on Tuesday to deliver aid. He said neighborhoods located closest to the river would be relocated with government assistance. Read more: bbc.com