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Pandemic affects Bolivian trade through Chilean ports

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Bolivian government on Tuesday sent a health team to the border with Chile, where dozens of Bolivian truckers carrying cargo to Chilean ports are stranded on suspicion of having tested positive for coronavirus and are denied entry into the country.

The problem worsened over the weekend when 90% of truckers were forced to return to Bolivia after testing positive at the Chilean health post, but the tests were not accurate, "they have expired," said International Transport leader Marcelo Cruz on Tuesday.

According to Cruz, truckers carrying export cargo to the port of Arica, in northern . . .

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