Bolivia had a tradition of being peaceful and with a quiet, almost shy population. Unfortunately and due to progressive violence, intolerance and anarchical reactions of some politicians, social movements, some individuals and criminals, Bolivia is now in a dubious state.
From El Deber and 2012 Global Peace Index from Vision of Humanity:
Bolivia is the fourth most violent country in South America, under Venezuela, Ecuador and Colombia – the latter the most violent – according to the Global Peace Index 2011 (GPI) presented Tuesday by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP).
The GPI is the main measure of world peace developed by the IEP and evaluates the current internal and international conflicts, the tranquility and security in society and the militarization of 158 countries through 23 different indicators.
According to the paper, which is published on the website of the IEP, Bolivia is located in the 84 post among the 158 countries reviewed, eight posts below the seat in which stood the 2010 (76) and three in comparison of 2009 (81).
Rates indicate that Chile is the most peaceful country to live in South America, placing at number 30. Then there are Uruguay (33), Argentina (44), Paraguay (76), Peru (79), Brazil (83), Ecuador (85), Venezuela (123) and Colombia (144).
In Latin America they also experienced an overall increase in stillness, with 16 of the 23 Nations see improvements in their qualifications.” “Chile ranks highest, above Uruguay, with a decrease in military expenditures and earnings in its human rights situation”, the report says.
Iceland (1) ranks as the most peaceful country in the world, followed by Denmark (2) and New Zealand (3). The most violent country is Somalia (158), followed by Afghanistan (157), Sudan (156) and Iraq (155).
This 2012, the IPG joined five new countries: Benin, Djibouti, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho and Mauritius for a total, now of 158 countries covering 99 per cent of the world’s population.
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