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Bolivia imports US$2.12 billion in fuels and breaks record

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - "Never in history had we imported this much diesel and gasoline," said Bolivian Institute of Foreign Trade (IBCE) general manager Gary Rodriguez, regarding the US$2.120 billion the country spent last year on the purchase of the two fuels.

INE data processed by the IBCE show that in 2021 Bolivia imported US$1.5 billion in diesel (70.7%) and US$620 million in gasoline (29.2%), amounts representing 22.1% of total imports.

According to experts, the US$2.120 billion is a heavy blow to the national economy because it is nearly the . . .

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