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A sign announces Mexico's embassy where Bolivian police stand guard in La Paz, Bolivia, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019. Mexico's Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said the agents, who also stand around the Mexican ambassador's residence, appear to threaten Mexico's right to give asylum to nine former officials of ousted leader Evo Morales. (AP Photo/Luis Gandarillas)

Spain pulled into diplomatic spat between Bolivia, Mexico

Dec. 27, 2019 9:59 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A tense diplomatic feud between Bolivia's conservative interim government and Mexico expanded to include Spain on Friday when a confrontation broke out as Spanish diplomats visited the Mexican ambassador's residence in La Paz, where members of the ousted leftist government have taken...

Bolivia's former President Evo Morales gives a press conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. Morales flew to Argentina, where the new center-left government said on Dec. 12 that it had granted him political asylum. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

With eye on Bolivia vote, Evo Morales sets up Argentina base

Dec. 17, 2019 1:36 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Evo Morales is stepping up his efforts to shape Bolivian politics after his resignation from the presidency, even though he could face prosecution if he returns to Bolivia from exile. Morales said Tuesday in Argentina, where he is based, that he would campaign for the...

Bolivia's President of the Senate Monica Eva Copa speaks during an interview at the Plurinational Legislative Assembly in La Paz, Bolivia, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. Evo Morales fell because of treasons, mistakes and because some became drunk with power, said Copa during the interview. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

Bolivian senator: Evo Morales fell due to betrayals, errors

Nov. 26, 2019 10:08 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Evo Morales fell from power in Bolivia due to betrayals by those he trusted and mistakes in his own party and because some people “got drunk with power," the president of the country’s Senate, a member of the exiled leader’s political movement, said Tuesday....

Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez, left, signs into law a bill to hold new elections beside the President of the Senate Monica Eva Copa in La Paz, Bolivia, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. Bolivia is struggling to stabilize after weeks of anti-government protests and violence in which at least 30 people have been killed. Former president Evo Morales resigned on Nov. 10 after an election that the opposition said was rigged. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

Bolivia OK’s new vote to replace Morales, but date not set

Nov. 24, 2019 2:15 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s interim president formally enacted a law Sunday calling for new elections to replace ousted leader Evo Morales, while protests that have gripped the country for more than a month seemed to be easing. The measure signed by President Jeanine Áñez...

Supporter of former President Evo Morales protect themselves from tear gas launched by the police, in La Paz, Bolivia, Nov. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

AP Explains: Bolivia aims for a new vote _ without Morales

Nov. 22, 2019 12:54 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia is struggling to stabilize after weeks of anti-government protests and violence in which at least 30 people have been killed. President Evo Morales resigned on Nov. 10 after an election that the opposition said was rigged. But the interim government that replaced him faces...

Pedestrians take cover from tear gas launched by security forces at anti-government demonstrators in La Paz, Bolivia, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. Backers of former President Evo Morales have taken to the streets asking for his return since he resigned on Nov. 10 under pressure from the military after weeks of protests against him over a disputed election he claim to have won. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Bolivia’s socialist party considers a future without Morales

Nov. 21, 2019 4:53 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — After a month of deadly unrest, the political party of former Bolivian President Evo Morales appears to be positioning itself for a future without the man who led the country for 14 years. New indigenous leaders in the Movement Toward Socialism party are talking about change, a sign...

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Bolivian interim leader proposes new elections as toll rises

Nov. 20, 2019 6:00 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s self-proclaimed interim president sent a bill on holding new elections to congress Wednesday amid escalating violence that has claimed at least 30 lives since a disputed Oct. 20 vote and the subsequent resignation and exile of former leader Evo Morales. Officials...