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Bolivian coca farmers clash with police over output curb

La Paz - Coca farmers clashed with police Tuesday in the second straight day of violent protests in La Paz against a Morales government bill to limit legal areas of cultivation.

Woman eaten alive by ants after mistaken for thief

Caranavi - A woman died after a mob of vigilantes mistook her for a thief. She was tied to a tree that was infested with poisonous ants.

Bolivia president pardons 1,800 prisoners

La Paz - Bolivian President Evo Morales pardoned around 1,800 prisoners on Saturday, including pregnant women, handicapped people, inmates with minor sentences and those in custody awaiting trial.

Bolivia blames airline for footballers' plane crash

La Paz - The Bolivian airline that owned the airplane that crashed in Colombia, killing 71 people including most of a Brazilian football team, is fully responsible for the accident, an official said Tuesday.

Pilot in footballers' crash in Colombia 'not trained properly'

La Paz - The pilot in the plane crash that killed 71 people traveling to Colombia on a Bolivian charter including footballers from Brazil had not flown enough hours to pilot commercial flights, a copilot's attorney said Saturday.

Bolivia ruling party defies referendum, backs Morales for 4th term

La Paz - Bolivia's ruling socialist party on Saturday defied the results of a February referendum and backed President Evo Morales for a fourth term in 2019.

Colombia plane crash was 'murder': Bolivian minister

La Paz - Bolivia's defense minister said Friday a plane crash that killed 71 people traveling to Colombia aboard a Bolivian-registered charter plane was "murder," accusing the pilot of flying with insufficient fuel."This was definitely no accident.

Bolivia air official alleges pressure over crash flight

La Paz - A Bolivian aviation official alleged Thursday that her superiors pressured her to cover up a report she made about the flight plan of a plane that crashed killing 71 people, news media said.

Airline chief arrested after Colombia plane crash

La Paz - Bolivian officials arrested the head of LAMIA Airlines on Tuesday after a crash involving one of the charter firm's planes killed a Brazilian football team and dozens of others.

Bolivia declares drought emergency

La Paz - Bolivia's government declared an emergency on Monday as the country suffers its worst drought in 25 years."The cabinet has approved a decree...

Bolivia reports first 3 Zika-linked microcephaly cases

La Paz - Bolivia has detected its first three cases of microcephaly caused by the Zika virus, local media reported Wednesday, citing health authorities.

Morales sees 'conspiracy' in Bolivia minister's murder

La Paz - Bolivian President Evo Morales said Friday that his government is the victim of a "political conspiracy" after protesting miners allegedly kidnapped and beat to death a minister who tried to negotiate with them.

Bolivian deputy minister killed by miners

La Paz - Bolivian miners kidnapped, tortured and beat to death a deputy minister who tried to negotiate with protesting workers on Thursday, in what the government condemned as a brutal murder.

Bolivia prosecutors drop key charge against president's ex

La Paz - Bolivian prosecutors said Thursday they have dropped influence-peddling charges against President Evo Morales's jailed ex-girlfriend, who is at the center of a steamy case involving allegations of corruption and a hidden love child.

Bolivia's Morales opens 'anti-imperialist' army academy

Warnes - Bolivian President Evo Morales inaugurated a new "anti-imperialist" military academy Wednesday, calling it a response to the former School of the Americas, a US program that provided training to Latin American military regimes.

Five visitors killed at Bolivia's top tourist draw

La Paz - Five tourists from Belgium, Italy and Peru were killed in a car crash at Bolivia's famous salt flats, the Salar de Uyuni, authorities said Sunday.

Bolivia accuses Chile of racist treatment of FM

La Paz - Bolivia accused Chile of racism Tuesday in a dispute over treatment of La Paz's foreign minister, who is an Aymara Indian.

Bolivia shuns Bill Gates's chickens

La Paz - Bolivia's government turned up its nose Thursday at US billionaire Bill Gates's initiative to donate 100,000 chickens to people living in poverty worldwide, including Bolivians.

Bolivia tells Bill Gates 'We do not need any gifted chicks'

Bill Gates recently donated over 100,000 chickens to impoverished countries around the world, but Bolivia, one country earmarked to receive a donation refused the gift outright, saying it was an insult to them.

Five held for training child to pretend he was president's son

La Paz - Bolivia has arrested five people for allegedly coaching a boy to pretend he was President Evo Morales' son, and paying his family, in a soap opera-style scandal that has riveted the country, officials said Saturday.
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