• Mexico Nov 20, 2019

    Death Toll in Violence at Bolivian Fuel Plant Rises to 8

    The death toll from an operation by Bolivian security forces to clear the blockade of a fuel plant by anti-government protesters has risen to at least eight, officials said Wednesday. The public defender’s office and the state Institute of Forensic Investigations announced the casualty figures, a day after the violence in the city of El Alto, near La Paz.

  • Carlos Valdez Nov 13, 2019

    Bolivia Clashes After Opposition Leader Declares Herself President

    Bolivians have new uncertainty to grapple with now that opposition Sen. Jeanine Añez declared herself interim president of the crisis-torn Andean country just hours after Evo Morales flew off to self-exile in Mexico. Questions remained about who might rally around Añez, while Morales’ supporters angrily accused her of trying to seize power in her declaration Tuesday, raising the prospect of...

  • head Nov 12, 2019

    Evo Morales Flees Crisis-Torn Bolivia After Deadly Clashes

    Bolivia faced its worst unrest in decades amid a political vacuum Tuesday, while Evo Morales, who transformed the Andean nation as its first indigenous president, fled the country following weeks of violent protests. Morales flew out on a Mexican government plane late Monday hours after being granted asylum as his supporters and foes fought on the streets of the capital...

  • Attorney General Nov 11, 2019

    Bolivia in Power Void as Morales, Would-Be Successors Resign Amid Election-Fraud Allegations

    Bolivia entered a sudden era of political uncertainty on Monday as President Evo Morales, pushed by the military and weeks of massive protests, resigned after nearly 14 years in power and seemingly every person constitutionally in line for the job quit as well. Crowds of jubilant foes of the socialist leader celebrated in the streets with honking horns and fireworks...

  • Brazil Oct 25, 2019

    Morales Declares Victory in Bolivia Without Final Vote Count

    President Evo Morales on Thursday declared himself victor of the weekend election without a final vote tally, stirring more anger among foes who have protested for days claiming fraud in the vote count, while the U.S., Brazil, Argentina and Colombia joined in calling for Bolivia to hold a runoff between the incumbent and his top challenger. Electoral authorities, meanwhile, announced...

  • Donald Trump Aug 29, 2019

    Bolsonaro Says Amazon Nations Should Decide Region's Future

    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Wednesday that Latin America’s Amazon countries will meet in September to discuss both protecting and developing the rainforest region, which has been hit by weeks of devastating fires. The Brazilian leader also escalated a deeply personal dispute with French President Emmanuel Macron, accusing him of portraying himself as “the one and only person” concerned about...

  • Brazil Aug 28, 2019

    Vast Fires Sweep Across Bolivia as Well as Brazil

    While global attention has been focused on fires burning across the Brazilian Amazon, neighboring Bolivia is battling its own vast blazes, which have charred an area nearly as extensive as the nation of Lebanon. At least 38,793 fires were burning across the country as of the weekend, and a total of 3,700 square miles had been burned so far this...

  • Caribbean Aug 28, 2018

    Nearly 118, Bolivian Woman Born in 1900 Might Be World's Oldest

    Julia Flores Colque still sings with joy in her indigenous Quechua tongue and strums the five strings of a tiny Andean guitar known as the charango, despite a recorded age of almost 118 years. In her long life, she has witnessed two world wars, revolutions in her native Bolivia and the transformation of her rural town of Sacaba from 3,000...

  • head Dec 7, 2016

    Bolivia Detains Airline's President as Crash Probe Advances

    The head of the charter airline whose plane crashed in the Andes last week was detained by Bolivian prosecutors for questioning Tuesday as authorities look into whether the tragedy that killed 71 people stemmed from negligence. Gustavo Vargas, a retired Bolivian air force general, was picked up in Santa Cruz along with a mechanic and secretary who worked for him...

  • Brazil Nov 30, 2016

    Soccer World Mourns Brazilian Players Killed in Plane Crash

    Authorities say six people survived and more than 70 others were killed when a plane carrying a Brazilian professional soccer team crashed in Colombia Monday night. The team was on its way to the finals of an important South American championship. Expressions of grief are pouring in from all over the soccer world. South America’s federation canceled all scheduled matches…

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