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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....

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...

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...

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...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Nov. 22, 2019 12:02 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. Popular discontent has been growing in Latin America, with protests in Chile, Bolivia, Haiti, Venezuela and now Colombia. In Chile, students...

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...

AP names Byrne news director for southern South America

Nov. 21, 2019 9:41 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Paul Byrne, a seasoned video journalist who has led all-format reporting on clergy sex abuse and economic tumult in Argentina, the unrest in Chile and Bolivia and other major stories, has been named by The Associated Press as its news director for South America’s Southern Cone...