• Bolivia October 20, 2020 3:49 am

    Morales Party Claims Win as Bolivia Seems to Shift Back Left

    Bolivia appears to be shifting sharply away from the conservative policies of the U.S.-backed interim government that took power last year after leftist President Evo Morales resigned and fled the country

  • Bolivia October 19, 2020 3:47 am

    A Tense Bolivia Awaits Voting Results in Redo Amid Pandemic

    Bolivians are settling in for a tense, and possibly long, vote count as results trickle in from Sunday’s high-stakes presidential election meant to put an end to political turmoil following last year’s annulled ballot that resulted in leftist President Evo Morales’ resignation

  • Evo Morales December 18, 2019 9:37 pm

    Prosecutors Order Arrest of Bolivian Ex-President Morales

    Prosecutors in Bolivia’s capital issued an arrest warrant against ousted President Evo Morales on Wednesday, accusing him of sedition and terrorism.

    Interior Minister Arturo Murillo recently brought charges against Morales, alleging he promoted violent clashes that led to 35 deaths during disturbances before and after he left office.

  • Bolivia December 12, 2019 10:59 pm

    Former Bolivian Leader Morales Moves to Argentina

    Former Bolivian President Evo Morales has flown to Argentina, where the new center-left government said Thursday that it had granted him political asylum. “I’ve come to Argentina to keep fighting for the most humble people,” Morales said on Twitter. “I feel strong and excited.” Morales will live in the capital with his two children, who arrived on Nov. 23. The…

  • CONGRESS November 23, 2019 8:27 am

    Evo Morales' Backers Leaving Barricades After Bolivia Deal

    Supporters of ousted President Evo Morales began abandoning barricades set up on roads leading into Bolivia’s main cities after an agreement was reached late Friday to hold a new election and launch talks to end unrest that has claimed at least 32 lives. The Andean nation has been in upheaval since Morales proclaimed himself the outright winner of its Oct....

  • Associated Press November 20, 2019 8:55 pm

    Death Toll in Violence at Bolivian Fuel Plant Rises to 8

    The death toll from an operation by Bolivian security forces to clear the blockade of a fuel plant by anti-government protesters has risen to at least eight, officials said Wednesday. The public defender’s office and the state Institute of Forensic Investigations announced the casualty figures, a day after the violence in the city of El Alto, near La Paz.

  • PRESIDENT November 19, 2019 11:52 pm

    At Least 3 Killed in Violence Near Bolivian Fuel Plant

    Police and soldiers on Tuesday escorted gasoline tankers from a major Bolivian fuel plant that had been blockaded for five days by supporters of former President Evo Morales, and at least three people were reported killed while the operation was underway. The public defender’s office also reported 18 people injured, but said the circumstances of the deaths and injuries...

  • Twitter November 16, 2019 3:00 pm

    Bolivia's Crisis Turns Deadly Again as 5 Killed in Clash

    Bolivia’s political crisis turned deadly again when security forces opened fire on supporters of Evo Morales. At least five people died and dozens were injured, threatening the interim government’s efforts to restore stability following the resignation of the former president in an election dispute. Most of the dead and injured Friday in Sacaba, near the city of Cochabamba, had been...

  • Mexico November 16, 2019 5:28 pm

    Bolivia's Crisis Turns Deadly Again as 8 Killed in Clash

    Bolivia’s political crisis turned deadly again when security forces opened fire on supporters of Evo Morales. Officials said Saturday that at least eight people died and dozens were injured in an incident that threatens the interim government’s efforts to restore stability following the resignation of the former president in an election dispute. Most of the dead and injured Friday in...

  • Associated Press November 13, 2019 7:18 am

    Bolivia Clashes After Opposition Leader Declares Herself President

    Bolivians have new uncertainty to grapple with now that opposition Sen. Jeanine Añez declared herself interim president of the crisis-torn Andean country just hours after Evo Morales flew off to self-exile in Mexico. Questions remained about who might rally around Añez, while Morales’ supporters angrily accused her of trying to seize power in her declaration Tuesday, raising the prospect of...

  • Associated Press November 11, 2019 6:09 am

    Bolivia in Power Void as Morales, Would-Be Successors Resign Amid Election-Fraud Allegations

    Bolivia entered a sudden era of political uncertainty on Monday as President Evo Morales, pushed by the military and weeks of massive protests, resigned after nearly 14 years in power and seemingly every person constitutionally in line for the job quit as well. Crowds of jubilant foes of the socialist leader celebrated in the streets with honking horns and fireworks...

  • European Union October 25, 2019 12:00 am

    Morales Declares Victory in Bolivia Without Final Vote Count

    President Evo Morales on Thursday declared himself victor of the weekend election without a final vote tally, stirring more anger among foes who have protested for days claiming fraud in the vote count, while the U.S., Brazil, Argentina and Colombia joined in calling for Bolivia to hold a runoff between the incumbent and his top challenger. Electoral authorities, meanwhile, announced...

  • director October 24, 2019 2:54 pm

    What's Behind Fiery Latin American Protests?

    Chile is one of the richest countries in the region. Haiti is the poorest. Ecuador has a centrist government. Bolivia’s is socialist. Yet, from Port-au-Prince to Santiago, furious demonstrators were marching this week to demand fundamental change, part of a wave of often-violent protests that has set tires, government offices, trains and metro stations ablaze across Latin America and the...

  • United States August 28, 2019 4:02 am

    Vast Fires Sweep Across Bolivia as Well as Brazil

    While global attention has been focused on fires burning across the Brazilian Amazon, neighboring Bolivia is battling its own vast blazes, which have charred an area nearly as extensive as the nation of Lebanon. At least 38,793 fires were burning across the country as of the weekend, and a total of 3,700 square miles had been burned so far this...

  • Governor October 10, 2018 10:48 am

    Nikki Haley Became a Popular UN Diplomat Despite Trump Policies

    Nikki Haley came to her job as the top U.S. diplomat at the United Nations with no foreign policy experience, but in less than two years she made many friends — even among ambassadors from countries at odds with the Trump administration’s policies. Tuesday’s sudden announcement that she was leaving by the end of the year ricocheted through U.N. headquarters...

  • PRESIDENT August 9, 2018 2:36 pm

    Bolivian Presidential Regalia Stolen From Car in Red-Light District

    Thieves made off with the Bolivian president’s diamond-encrusted gold medallion and the sash it’s worn on, NBC News reported. The nearly 200-year-old regalia were swiped from a backpack that a soldier left inside a car in the red-light district of El Alto. But authorities receovered them when they were abandoned outside a church in nearby La Paz. “We are talking...

  • China June 7, 2017 12:01 am

    UN Chief Warns of Serious Clean Water Shortages by 2050

    Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Tuesday that by 2050 global demand for fresh water is projected to grow by more than 40 percent and at least a quarter of the world’s population will live in countries with a “chronic or recurrent” lack of clean water. He told the Security Council that “strains on water access are already rising in all regions,”...

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