Adopt a grandparent: Young help the old in Bolivian pandemic

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Sergio Royela lived far from his parents in Bolivia and was concerned how they were faring in the quarantine imposed by interim President Jeanine Áñez to stop the spread of the ...

Bolivia's interim leader Áñez confirms candidacy in election

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian interim President Jeanine Áñez, who replaced former leader Evo Morales when he left the country, on Friday announced her candidacy in the country's May 3 presidential e...

Erasing Evo: Bolivian bid to remove his image draws backlash

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A man with a sledgehammer pounded at the bust of his country's former leader adorning a huge sports stadium that his government had built and named after the then long-reigning ...

With Morales gone, his image slowly fades in Bolivia

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The images of Evo Morales have come to be a part of the Bolivian landscape, even if the former leader himself now lives abroad, forced out by street protests and the crumbling o...

Evo Morales' party to seek consensus candidates in Bolivia

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The political movement of former President President Evo Morales says it will seek consensus candidates for its presidential ticket in new elections and will spend at least a mo...

Bolivian lawmaker seeks way out of crisis

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — With Bolivia politically adrift, a 52-year-old lawmaker, women's rights activist and former television presenter is trying to fill the leadership void and guide the country out ...

Bright murals greet visitors to poor Bolivian neighborhood

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A state-sponsored project in Bolivia is aiming to use urban art to capture some of the rich traditions of indigenous culture. The project involves adorning hom...

Bolivian women fight gender-based violence through theater

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — On stage, amid the hubbub of a Bolivian street market, women recount their stories of abuse at the hands of men. But the violence depicted in the play isn't ju...

In Bolivia, a new generation of wrestlers in bowler hats

EL ALTO, Bolivia (AP) — A new generation of athletes is coming to one of the world's more colorful sporting spectacles: the fighting cholitas of Bolivia, who take to a wrestling ring in the traditiona...

Water from sewage rivers used to grow vegetables in Bolivia

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — What gets flushed down in Bolivia's capital city is used to irrigate the green, leafy fields that supply its produce markets. For farmer Richard Mamani it's pa...

Excavators find tombs buried in Bolivia 500 years ago

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Archaeologists say they found tombs at a Bolivian quarry containing remains from more than 500 years ago that give an insight into the interaction of various peoples with the ex...

Flowers, prayer, dancing at annual Bolivian skull festival

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Carrying human skulls adorned with flowers and coca leaves, hundreds of people danced to cheerful music and prayed for favors Thursday in an annual festival outside a cemetery c...

As women's roles expand in Bolivian politics, so do attacks

ACHOCALLA, Bolivia (AP) — Few countries in the world have advanced so quickly toward gender parity in politics as has Bolivia, where women now hold almost half the seats in congress and laws mandate g...

Bolivia's Alasitas Fair shines with UNESCO list recognition

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Every year, thousands of Bolivians head to the two-week Alasitas festival to buy miniature cars, houses and toy dollar bills symbolizing their dreams of prosperity in one of Sou...

Bolivia's midwives help reduce maternal mortality

EL ALTO, Bolivia (AP) — Mariana Limachi left the hospital in this high Andes city in tears after a doctor told her she needed a C-section because the umbilical cord was wrapped around her 8-month fetu...