Bolivia declares state of emergency due to flooding

Due to torrential rains, Bolivia is experiencing devastating floods and mudslides. Transportation is disrupted in some areas as roads have been flooded or washed out. The worst hit areas are the northern Pando Province, the Amazon rainforest on border with Brazil (Acre River), and the provincial capital, Cobija.

Bolivia's government has declared a state of emergency. January through March is the rainy season, but this year rains have been particularly intense and rain is expected to continue for the next month.

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