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Bolivia reforges U.S. ties as political alliances redrawn

28 Nov 2019

LA PAZ/COCHABAMBA, Bolivia Bolivia's interim government has named a temporary ambassador to the United States for the first time in more than a decade amid a redrawing of the South American nation's international ties, including its shunning of traditional allies Venezuela and Cuba.

Human rights violations in Bolivia merit outside probe: Americas commission head

27 Nov 2019

COCHABAMBA, Bolivia Bolivia may need outside help to investigate a "massive" number of human rights violations amid post-election violence to ensure findings are seen as credible in the deeply divided country, the head of a regional human rights commission told Reuters on Tuesday.

Bolivia edges toward peace as torn country mourns its dead

26 Nov 2019

SACABA, Bolivia/LA PAZ Bolivians have taken down roadblocks and struck peace deals after a month of protests and deadly clashes that have convulsed the nation after a disputed election in October and the resignation of long-term leader Evo Morales.

Breakthrough in Bolivia as bill for new elections sails through Congress

24 Nov 2019

LA PAZ Both chambers of Bolivia's Congress unanimously passed legislation on Saturday to annul the contested Oct. 20 elections and pave the way for a new vote without former President Evo Morales, a major breakthrough in the country's political crisis.

Bolivia's Morales vows second-round vote if fraud found in election, threatens siege of cities

27 Oct 2019

LA PAZ Bolivian President Evo Morales on Saturday vowed to hold a run-off election if fraud is found in a vote count that gave him an outright win, but warned his rural base would siege cities if they keep protesting his disputed re-election to a fourth term.

Shadow hangs over Bolivian elections as Morales scores first-round win

25 Oct 2019

LA PAZ A final vote count by Bolivian authorities on Thursday handed leftist President Evo Morales an outright victory as thousands of angry protesters marched against him chanting "fraud", allegations that threaten to mar his fourth term. | Video

Bolivia's Morales set to win outright as disputed vote count nears completion

24 Oct 2019

LA PAZ Bolivia's leftist leader Evo Morales was on track to win a fraught presidential race outright, edging to a decisive 10-point lead over his main rival after accusing the opposition on Wednesday of attempting a "coup" against him. | Video

UPDATE 2-Bolivia's Morales blasts opposition 'coup' amid election standoff

23 Oct 2019

LA PAZ, Oct 23 Bolivian leader Evo Morales on Wednesday repeated his claim of victory in a presidential election and accused the opposition of trying to orchestrate a coup, after mass opposition-led protests since the Sunday vote that claimed the counting was rigged.

Bolivia's Morales claims election victory, blasts opposition "coup"

23 Oct 2019

LA PAZ, Oct 23 Bolivian leader Evo Morales repeated his claim that he had won victory in a presidential election and railed against the opposition for trying to orchestrate a "coup" after mass protests claiming the vote was being rigged.

Ballot boxes burn in Bolivia as contested vote count ignites protests

22 Oct 2019

LA PAZ Bolivia's electoral board released new data late on Monday that showed President Evo Morales had enough votes to win the hotly contested election, sparking allegations of fraud from the opposition and angry clashes in the streets.

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