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Luis Arce, presidential candidate for the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) party, speaks during an interview at his campaign headquarters in La Paz, Bolivia, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, two days after elections. Officials have not released a formal quick count of results from Sunday’s vote, but the MAS party claimed victory in the presidential election as rival candidates conceded defeat. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

Final count gives leftist big victory in Bolivia election

Oct. 23, 2020 11:08 AM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A final official vote count released Friday gave leftist Luis Arce a smashing victory in Bolivia's presidential election, a vindication for the Movement Toward Socialism party of ousted President Evo Morales, who was barred from running. The Supreme Electoral Tribunal said Arce won...

Today in History

Oct. 20, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Oct. 20, the 294th day of 2020. There are 72 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 20, 1973, in the so-called “Saturday Night Massacre,” special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox was dismissed and Attorney General Elliot L....

Luis Arce, center, Bolivian presidential candidate for the Movement Towards Socialism Party, MAS, and running mate David Choquehuanca, second right, celebrate during a press conference where they claim victory after general elections in La Paz, Bolivia, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

Morales party claims win as Bolivia seems to shift back left

Oct. 19, 2020 11:10 PM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia appeared Monday 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, with the self-exiled leader's party claiming victory in a weekend presidential election....

Electoral officials count ballots after polls closed for presidential elections in La Paz, Bolivia, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

A tense Bolivia awaits voting results in redo amid pandemic

Oct. 18, 2020 11:29 PM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivians settled in for a tense, and possibly long, vote count as results trickled 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’...

Bolivian presidential candidate for the Movement Towards Socialism Party, MAS, Luis Arce, waves to supporters during his closing campaign rally for the upcoming Oct. 18, presidential elections, in El Alto, Bolivia, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

Bolivia hopes election can help ease year of pain, turmoil

Oct. 15, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — For Bolivia, the pandemic has been just part of the turmoil over the past 12 months. A disputed election, Deadly riots. The toppling of Bolivia's first Indigenous president in what his backers considered a coup. The rise to power of a relatively obscure senator — and her...

FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2020 file photo, a supporter, wearing a mask depicting former President Evo Morales, strikes a pose during a campaign rally for Luis Arce Catacora, the Bolivian presidential candidate for the Movement Towards Socialism Party, or MAS, in La Paz, Bolivia. MAS is the party founded by Morales who was ousted in November 2019, after several weeks of demonstrations that erupted over allegations of fraud in last year's October presidential election that Morales claimed to have won. (AP Photo/Juan Karita, File)

He's not running, but Morales looms large in Bolivia vote

Sep. 26, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Even in exile, Evo Morales looms over Bolivia’s election next month. National rifts that contributed to chaos in Bolivia in 2019 threaten to destabilize the Oct. 18 vote and its aftermath nearly one year after Morales, Bolivia's first Indigenous president from the Aymara...

Member state flags fly outside the United Nations headquarters during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. This year's annual gathering of world leaders at U.N. headquarters will be almost entirely

The Latest: Venezuela's Guaidó urges nations to decry Maduro

Sep. 23, 2020 8:11 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT): 8:10 p.m. He didn’t get a spot at the U.N. General Assembly. But U.S.-backed Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó still put out his own online message during this year’s gathering of world leaders. On...

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2019 file photo, Bolivia's second Senate Vice President and opposition politician Jeanine Anez, center, wearing the Presidential sash and holding a Bible, addresses the crowd from the balcony of the Quemado palace after she declared herself interim president of the country, in La Paz, Bolivia. Anez announced on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, that she no longer will be a candidate in the upcoming presidential elections. (AP Photo/Juan Karita, File)

Bolivia's acting leader drops out of presidential election

Sep. 17, 2020 9:10 PM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Interim President Jeanine Áñez on Thursday dropped out of Bolivia's presidential election scheduled for Oct. 18, saying she wanted to avoid dividing the votes of people who oppose returning the party of ex-leader Evo Morales to power. She said in a message to the nation...

Supporters of Bolivian presidential candidate for the Movement Towards Socialism Party, MAS, Luis Arce, hold garlands to be given to Arce during the opening campaign rally for the upcoming Oct. 18, presidential elections, in El Alto, Bolivia, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. MAS is the party of former President Evo Morales who was ousted on 10 November 2019, after 21 days of civil protests amid allegations of electoral fraud. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

HRW: Bolivia case against Morales is politically motivated

Sep. 11, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Terrorism charges against former Bolivian President Evo Morales appear to be politically motivated and are part of a wider campaign by Bolivia’s interim government to use the justice system against political opponents, Human Rights Watch said Friday. The rights group released...

FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2020 file photo, Bolivia's ousted, former President Evo Morales gives a press conference regarding the rejection of his plan to run for Senator in Buenos Aires, where he is living, in Argentina. On Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, a Bolivian court blocked Morales from seeking a senate seat in the country’s October elections, arguing that the ex-leader, living in Argentina, doesn’t meet residency requirements. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)

Bolivia calls on ICC to investigate Morales over blockades

Sep. 9, 2020 1:55 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Wednesday that Bolivia has asked her to investigate whether former President Evo Morales and his supporters committed crimes against humanity by setting up roadblocks aimed at preventing people in one of Latin...