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Morales says he's headed for Mexico as clashes rock Bolivia

Nov. 11, 2019 11:08 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Former Bolivian President Evo Morales said Monday he was headed for Mexico after being granted asylum there, as his supporters and foes clashed on the streets of the capital following his resignation and a tearful opposition leader laid out a possible path toward new elections....

Dissent spreads in Bolivia's police amid political unrest

Nov. 8, 2019 11:05 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Dissension appeared to be spreading in police forces across Bolivia on Friday as opposing sides in the country's political divide held fast to their positions after 17 days of violent protests over the legitimacy of President Evo Morales' claimed re-election. Defense Minister Javier...

UN office in Bolivia condemns violence in disputed election

Nov. 7, 2019 1:37 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The United Nations on Thursday urged Bolivia's government and opposition to restore "dialogue and peace" after a third person was killed in street clashes that erupted after a disputed presidential election on Oct. 20. Limbert Guzman, a 20-year-old student, died late Wednesday in a...

Bolivia opposition leader blocked from reaching capital

Nov. 5, 2019 4:33 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Backers of Bolivia's president blocked the arrival of an opposition leader to the capital of La Paz on Tuesday and the government flew him back to his home city amid protests over the apparent reelection of President Evo Morales. Supporters of Morales blocked Luis Fernando Camacho...

Bolivia: 2 people killed in clashes in election dispute

Nov. 1, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — At least two people were killed in clashes between supporters and opponents of Bolivian President Evo Morales over the disputed presidential election, authorities said Thursday. Violence has escalated since Morales was declared the winner of the Oct. 20 vote amid delays in the vote...

Violent clashes escalate in Bolivia over election dispute

Oct. 29, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bus drivers armed with sticks and rocks tried to break through street blockades Tuesday in a second week of protests against Bolivian President Evo Morales triggered by a dispute over election results. Demonstrators supporting Morales and backers of opposition leader Carlos Mesa also...

Clashes in post-election dispute shut down much of Bolivia

Oct. 28, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Backers and foes of Bolivian President Evo Morales are blocking streets and highways across the country in a dispute over official election results that show the leftist leader winning reelection without a runoff. Anti-Morales protesters have shut down the eastern city of Santa Cruz...

NGO: Forest fires in Bolivia burn Switzerland-sized area

Sep. 19, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Fires have consumed more than 3.1 million hectares (12,000 square miles) of forests and grasslands in just over a month in Bolivia, according to an environmental group, with the blazes affecting the South American country's Amazon region. The Friends of Nature Foundation said the...