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...

Bolivian schoolteacher gives virtual classes as superhero

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Sometimes, Jorge Manolo Villarroel is Spiderman. Sometimes, he’s the Flash, or the Green Lantern. But he’s always a teacher -- one who lives out his childhood ...

Bolivia: pueblos andinos vuelven al trueque ante la pandemia

LA PAZ (AP) — En muchos pueblos remotos de los Andes bolivianos ha regresado el trueque, una práctica ancestral que estaba casi desaparecida pero que ahora está salvando del hambre y la escasez a indí...

Bolivia bars ex-President Morales from running for Senate

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia's Supreme Electoral Tribunal on Thursday rejected the candidacy of former President Evo Morales for a Senate seat in May's elections because he does not reside in the So...

Ex-leader's party faces divided challengers in Bolivia

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The party of ousted President Evo Morales faced a fractured opposition as Bolivia began campaigns Tuesday for May 3 elections to replace the leftist leader, but early polls indi...

Bolivia detains, frees asylum-bound allies of ousted leader

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Two former Bolivian officials headed to asylum abroad with a government guarantee of safe conduct were briefly detained at the airport on Saturday, but were finally allowed to g...

Spain pulled into diplomatic spat between Bolivia, Mexico

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 visi...

Bolivian senator: Evo Morales fell due to betrayals, errors

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Evo Morales fell from power in Bolivia due to betrayals by those he trusted and his own mistakes and because some people “got drunk with power," the president of the country’s S...

AP Explains: Bolivia aims for a new vote _ without Morales

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia is struggling to stabilize after weeks of anti-government protests and violence in which at least 30 people have been killed. President Evo Morales resigned on Nov. 10 a...

UN calls for talks to end Bolivia crisis as death toll rises

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A Bolivian official says a U.N. envoy is urging the government of the Andean country’s interim president and supporters of self-exiled leader Evo Morales to begin talks on resol...