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US questions legality of Bolivian arrests of ex-officials

Mar. 27, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The United States said Saturday that it is concerned about increasingly ″anti-democratic behavior and the politicization of the legal system” in Bolivia following the arrests of officials from the country’s former interim government. U.S....

Judge orders 4 months pre-trial detention for Bolivia's Áñez

Mar. 18, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A judge in Bolivia on Sunday ordered former interim president Jeanine Áñez held for four months in preventative detention following her arrest on charges linked to the 2019 ouster of socialist leader Evo Morales, which his supporters consider a coup détat. ...

The Latest: SKorean economy shrinks for 1st time in 22 years

Mar. 03, 2021 21:32 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea’s central bank says the country’s economy shrank for the first time in 22 years in 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic destroyed service industry jobs and depressed consumer spending. Preliminary data released by the Bank of Korea on...

Bolivian students return to class in protective suits, masks

Feb. 04, 2021 19:06 PM EST

JESÚS DE MACHACA, Bolivia (AP) — In Bolivia's highlands, a dozen Aymara students on bicycles, covered from head-to-toe in protective suits, hats and face masks, arrive at their school for the start of the 2021 school year amid an uptick in coronavirus infections in the Andean country. ...

Turner, Herrera make US debuts in exhibition vs Trinidad

Jan. 31, 2021 19:14 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Goalkeeper Matt Turner and right back Aaron Herrera were set to make their U.S. national team debuts in an exhibition against Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday night. The pair increase the American totals to 59 debuts since the October 2017 loss at...

The Latest: Hong Kong ends lockdown in Kowloon neighborhood

Jan. 24, 2021 23:12 PM EST

HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s government on Monday morning ended an unprecedented lockdown after testing thousands of residents living in an area that had reported an increasing number of coronavirus cases, authorities said. The lockdown, which was implemented in the early...