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Latin America, Asia latest to get hit with omicron surge

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — In Costa Rica, officials are encouraging those infected with the coronavirus to skip voting in upcoming national elections. On the other side of the world, Beijing is locki...

Omicron slamming S. American hospitals as workers fall ill

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — The coronavirus' omicron variant starting to barrel across South America is pressuring hospitals whose employees are taking sick leave, leaving facilities understaffed to cope ...

Bolivia arrests ex leader in crackdown on opposition

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The conservative interim president who led Bolivia for a year was arrested Saturday as officials of the restored leftist government pursue those involved in the 2019 ouster of s...

Bolivia: Arrest orders for ex-military, police chiefs

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia's chief prosecutor has ordered the arrest of the former Armed Forces and police commanders for their role in suggesting the resignation of former President Evo Morales, ...

New leftist leader takes office in Boliva

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — New leftist President Luis Arce took office in Bolivia on Sunday, bitterly criticizing last year's ouster of his mentor, former leader Evo Morales, and branding the conservative...

Final count gives leftist big victory in Bolivia election

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 o...

Bolivia tense awaiting results of presidential election redo

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivians waited nervously for the results of Sunday’s high-stakes presidential election even as Evo Morales pre-empted authorities' slow vote count and declared his hand-picked...

Bolivia's vote a high-stakes presidential redo amid pandemic

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivians vote Sunday in a high-stakes presidential election redo that could determine its democratic future and bring a return of socialism to the country as it struggles with ...

Bolivia hopes election can help ease year of pain, turmoil

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 Indigen...

Pandemic driving children back to work, jeopardizing gains

JOTOLCHEN, Mexico (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic is threatening the future of a generation of the world’s children, depriving them of schooling and sending them to work. Across the developing world, ...

Pandemic driving children back to work, jeopardizing gains

JOTOLCHEN, Mexico (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic is threatening the future of a generation of the world’s children, depriving them of schooling and sending them to work. Across the developing world, ...

Messi, Neymar aim for World Cup qualifying amid pandemic

SAO PAULO (AP) — Lionel Messi and Neymar return to national team duty this week to launch World Cup qualifying campaigns that the South American superstars hope will lead to glory in Qatar in 2022. ...

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

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 Oc...

HRW: Bolivia case against Morales is politically motivated

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 ju...

Bolivia's political crisis threatens hospitals and patients

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Hooked up to ventilators, 11 prematurely born infants struggled for survival Thursday in the intensive care ward of a Bolivian maternity hospital. The babies' ...