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Bolivia: Bolivian Naval Force by Karla Gachet & Ivan Kashinsky (61 images)

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It sounds like a contradiction in terms, and in many ways it is. But Bolivia - completely landlocked and at least 100 miles from the Pacific Ocean at its western-most point - is maintaining, and intensely proud of, its Fuerza Naval Boliviana, or Bolivian Naval Force.

The reason for this military anomaly goes back some 130 years, to the War of the Pacific. Following repeated squabbles over rights to mineral reserves and post-collonial border demarcations along the coast, a war...
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