The governments of Bolivia, Brazil, and the United States will soon sign a joint agreement to verify the eradication of coca plantings on Bolivian territory, an official source revealed in La Paz on 5 July. “Next week, or in the worst-case scenario, by 16 July, the agreement, which is beneficial to the government” of Bolivia “is going to be signed,” Deputy Minister of Social Defense Felipe Cáceres, the chief political figure in charge of the fight against drugs, said at a press conference. He explained that this is a “pilot project to verify the eradication of excess plantings,” which also includes “the equipment and modernization” of state institutions linked to the fight against drug trafficking. The initiative will make it possible to obtain information “in real time on the hectares of coca eradicated,” Cáceres added. Bolivia and Brazil also have an agreement to monitor drug trafficking using Brazilian unmanned planes. Until 2008, Washington was the chief source of economic support for the fight against drugs in Bolivia, which is one of the world’s leading cocaine producers, along with Colombia and Peru, according to the United Nations. Bolivia currently has 30,900 hectares planted with coca. Of that total, only 12,000 hectares are legally recognized, for infusion, chewing, and Andean religious rituals. By Dialogo July 07, 2011
Batesville, In. — Batesville Fire & Rescue is accepting applications for part-time EMT’s and Paramedics.Applications are available at the fire department or online here.Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and be an Indiana Licensed Paramedic or Certified EMT.Applicants will be required to perform background checks, physical fitness testing, written aptitude testing, an interview process, and other testing that may be deemed appropriate.Resumes will be accepted only if accompanied by an application. Deadline for all applications and resumes is Wednesday, August 22.Requirements:• Must be a resident citizen of the United States.• Must be 18 years old to apply.• Must have a high school diploma or GED certificate.• Cannot have a felony conviction.• Cannot have a misdemeanor conviction involving domestic violence.• Must possess a valid driver’s license.• Cannot have been dishonorably discharged from the military.Must be Indiana Licensed Paramedic or Certified EMT.• Must pass a mandatory drug screening test.
Ellsworth boxer Chris Sarro won his May Melee match on May 13 in Manhattan. Sarro won by unanimous decision after notching a big knockdown in the first round that gave him the edge over James “The Jet” Ling of Manhattan.Sarro said the event raised $100,000 for the Give a Kid a Dream program, a charity that provides children from disadvantaged backgrounds both mentorship and a place to develop both physically and mentally through the sport of boxing.“It was awesome meeting the children this foundation helps,” Sarro said. “It was a really good cause.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text