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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...

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' ...

Bolivian coca cultivation jumped by 10% in 2019, UN says

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Coca cultivation jumped 10% in Bolivia in 2019, the final year of President Evo Morales' government, partly because of reduced eradication efforts amid rising social and politic...

Bolivia's September vote in doubt as virus death toll rises

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s plan to hold elections in September, seen as a key to stabilizing its democracy after a year of political tumult, is increasingly in doubt amid rising coronavirus deat...

Científicos proponen aplazar comicios generales en Bolivia

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Un comité científico que asesora el gobierno boliviano propuso aplazar las elecciones presidenciales del 6 de septiembre debido a la crisis del coronavirus, un asunto que divide...

Bolivia: Áñez dice virus no ha sido "muy agresivo" con ella

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Once días después de contraer COVID-19 y sin aparentes señales de la enfermedad, la presidenta interina Jeanine Áñez reapareció para anunciar un nuevo bono a familias pobres gol...

AP Photos: Virus puts a stop to the big top in Bolivia

EL ALTO, Bolivia (AP) — The Jumbo Circus had just pitched its blue and yellow tent on a lot in El Alto, a swollen, sprawling suburb of Bolivia's capital, when the new coronavirus struck. ...

Bolivia tries to hold elections amid pandemic, risking chaos

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Deserted during months of quarantine, the streets of Bolivia are roiling again with protests that have forced the government into an uncomfortable challenge: trying to resolve t...