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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Economic activity in Bolivia accumulated a 9.56 percent drop between January and October compared to the same period of 2019, the state National Statistics Institute (INE) reported Wednesday, December 23rd.

The indicator slipped for the seventh month in a row, due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, said the INE.

The INE's executive director general, Humberto Arandia, told reporters at a press conference that 2020 was set to see record negative growth as a result of the pandemic lockdown measures.

Bolivia's Global Index of Economic Activity, which serves as a short-term . . .

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