Bolivia

Mexico was 1st to grant asylum to Morales after ‘coup’ and now it’s ‘deeply concerned’ about Bolivia monitoring its embassy

Mexico’s government has expressed “deep concern” about the monitoring of its La Paz embassy by Bolivian intelligence and security services. Last month, Mexico offered deposed Bolivian leader Evo Morales asylum following a “coup.” Mexico’s Foreign Ministry sounded the alarm on Monday, claiming that Bolivia’s security and intelligence apparatus has been[…]

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Post-coup Bolivia anarchy ‘resembles Libya’: Putin urges ‘common sense’ amid Latin American chaos

The power vacuum in Bolivia has brought the country to the edge of a Libya-style disaster, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned. As protests consume other Latin American countries, Putin urged leaders to use “common sense.” President Evo Morales fled Bolivia to Mexico on Tuesday, after opposition leaders declared his October[…]

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Jeanine Anez declares herself Bolivia interim president

Jeanine Anez, the head of Bolivia’s Senate, declared herself interim president of Bolivia in Congress on Tuesday despite a lack of a quorum to appoint her in a legislative session that was boycotted by legislators from former President Evo Morales‘ left-wing party. “Before the definitive absence of the president and vice president …[…]

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Bolivia’s deposed Evo Morales seeks asylum in Mexico, but vows to return ‘with more strength & energy’

Former Bolivian President Evo Morales has announced his departure to Mexico, where he has been granted asylum, after opposition protests and military officials’ pressure forced the socialist leader’s resignation. Following his abrupt resignation over the weekend, Morales said he would flee Bolivia to take up the Mexican government’s offer for[…]

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Bolivia’s Morales fumes as protesters attack mayoral ally

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales condemned on Thursday an attack on a female mayor in which an opposition mob forcibly cut her hair, covered her in paint and marched her barefoot through the streets. Bolivia has been rocked by deadly post-election violence over opposition claims that Morales rigged his re-election last month. More: Bolivia’s Morales says ‘coup[…]

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Morales leads Bolivia vote for fourth term

La Paz, Bolivia – President Evo Morales was in the lead in early returns from the first round of Sunday’s presidential election in Bolivia, but with less than a ten percent margin over his closest opponent, former President Carlos Mesa, the election appeared to be headed into a run-off. The Andean country’s top electoral authority[…]

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