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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...

Bolivia’s crisis exposes old racial, geographic divides

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s increasingly violent political crisis is exposing historical racial, ethnic and geographic divides that many thought had been overcome after 14 years of rule by the An...

Uncertainty in Bolivia as senator claims interim presidency

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — 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 Mo...

Evo Morales flees crisis-torn Bolivia after deadly clashes

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — 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 count...

Bolivia in power void as Morales, would-be successors resign

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — 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...