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Evo Morales leaves Mexico on 'temporary' trip to Cuba

Dec. 6, 2019 10:49 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Evo Morales, the self-exiled former president of Bolivia, is in Cuba for a medical appointment, an aide to the former leader said Friday night. Gabriela Montaño, a former Bolivian health minister who has been with Morales in Mexico, did not specify whether he made the trip for a...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Nov. 29, 2019 12:03 AM EST

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. In the region’s latest civil unrest, demonstrators took to Colombia’s streets again to voice displeasure with the administration...

Bolivia to renew Israel ties after rupture under Morales

Nov. 28, 2019 2:33 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia said Thursday it will restore diplomatic ties with Israel, a decade after then-President Evo Morales severed relations because of an Israeli military offensive in Gaza. The renewal of ties with Israel was announced by interim Foreign Minister Karen Longaric as part of an...

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....

AP Explains: Colombians join Latin America's protests

Nov. 25, 2019 3:20 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Thousands of people have protested in Colombia over the past week, voicing discontent with the conservative government of President Ivan Duque. Most demonstrations have been peaceful, but riots erupted in some areas and three people were killed, prompting authorities to impose...

International team to investigate Bolivia’s violence

Nov. 25, 2019 1:28 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — International experts are in Bolivia to investigate the deadly violence that followed a disputed Oct. 20 vote and the resignation of former President Evo Morales. Members of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on Monday arrived in the central city of Sacaba, where nine...

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...

Bolivian lawmakers approve new elections, bar ex-president

Nov. 23, 2019 10:40 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian lawmakers on Saturday unanimously approved a measure calling for new presidential elections that would exclude former leader Evo Morales — a key step toward pacifying a nation rocked by unrest since an Oct. 20 marred by reported irregularities. The bill was first...

PHOTO GALLERY: A selection of pictures from the past week

Nov. 23, 2019 4:02 AM EST

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week's gallery includes people protesting the departure of President Evo Morales in Bolivia; a couple...

Evo Morales’ backers leaving barricades after Bolivia deal

Nov. 22, 2019 11:13 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — 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...