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In this Jan. 13, 2020 photo, members of the media take images of a destroyed bust of Bolivia's former President Evo Morales, after it was knocked down on the orders of Bolivia's sports minister, outside a sports center in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Across Bolivia, the government of interim President Jeanine Áñez is taking down statues, painting over murals, changing the names of soccer fields and stadiums, and trying to erase the legacy of the former leader, who ruled the Andean country for more than 14 years as its first indigenous president. (Daniel James/Los Tiempos via AP)

Erasing Evo: Bolivian bid to remove his image draws backlash

Jan. 22, 2020 12:01 AM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A man with a sledgehammer pounded at the bust of his country's former leader adorning a huge sports stadium that his government had built and named after the then long-reigning president. Ministers from the current government applauded as the head came down. It was a scene...

People protest outside the residence of Mexico’s ambassador with flags and signs, against officials of the previous Bolivian government who have taken refuge inside the residence in La Paz, Bolivia, late Friday, Dec. 27. 2019. (AP Photo/Luis Gandarillas)

Bolivia boots Spanish diplomats who visited Mexican mission

Dec. 29, 2019 4:47 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Spanish officials involved in a diplomatic incident left Bolivia on Sunday amid accusations that they tried to help former high-ranking members of deposed President Evo Morales' administration exit the country. Bolivian Interior Minister Arturo Murillo asked the Spaniards to leave...

Spain denies Bolivia charge it tried to extract ex-officials

Dec. 28, 2019 3:36 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain denied Saturday that a diplomatic visit to the Mexican ambassador's residence in Bolivia had the intent of extracting members of the ousted leftist government sheltered inside. Spain’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that the visit was a “courtesy...

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...

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)

Mexico to take Bolivia embassy dispute to The Hague

Dec. 26, 2019 5:27 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico said Thursday that it will file a complaint against the interim government of Bolivia at the International Court of Justice at The Hague. Marcelo Ebrard, Mexico's foreign relations secretary, said the buildup of Bolivian security agents around the Mexican ambassador's residence...

Mexico says Bolivia harassing its diplomats in La Paz

Dec. 25, 2019 11:21 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico on Wednesday denounced the increasing presence of Bolivian security forces, including the use of drones, around the Mexican ambassador's La Paz residence, where a group of ex-Cabinet ministers and others loyal to former President Evo Morales have sought refuge. Troops gathered in...

Mexico: Bolivian agents surround ambassador's residence

Dec. 23, 2019 8:21 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico complained Monday that 150 Bolivian intelligence agents have surrounded the Mexican ambassador's residence in La Paz and tried to search the ambassador's vehicle. Mexico's Foreign Relations Department said the ring of Bolivian agents in military dress started over the weekend. ...

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....