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Bolivian health minister held for suspected corruption

La Paz - Bolivia's health minister was arrested on suspicion of corruption related to the over-priced purchase of ventilators to fight COVID-19, then fired by interim President Jeanine Anez, officials said Wednesday.

Bolivia NGO warns of increase in forest fires

La Paz - Environmentalists in Bolivia warned Thursday of a marked increase in forest fires this year that threaten a repeat of the environmental disaster that ravaged much of the Amazon in 2019.

Morales pick leads in Bolivia opinion polls

La Paz - The candidate of ex-president Evo Morales' socialist party, Luis Arce, has taken a commanding lead in opinion polls ahead of the May 3 presidential election in Bolivia, a poll published Monday showed.

Second Morales minister detained in Bolivia

La Paz - Authorities in Bolivia on Friday detained a former minister in the government of exiled ex-president Evo Morales.

Bolivia's electoral tribunal denies barring Morales

La Paz - Bolivia's electoral tribunal on Wednesday denied press reports that it has disqualified former president Evo Morales from standing as a Senate candidate in May's general election."No decision has yet been made about any candidacy.

Bolivian candidate calls for anti-Morales alliance

La Paz - Bolivian presidential candidate Luis Fernando Camacho on Tuesday called on his rivals to form a single bloc to defeat former president Evo Morales's socialist party in the May election.

Bolivia's Morales returns to Argentina after Cuba medical care

La Paz - Former Bolivian president Evo Morales said Sunday that he is returning to Argentina from Cuba, where he had gone for medical treatment last week."I feel very healthy.

Anger in Bolivia as anti-Morales bloc splinters before May polls

La Paz - A few months ago, protesters flooded the streets of Bolivia, helping to push former president Evo Morales from power. Now, they are up in arms again -- against those they once hoped would replace him.

Bolivia's Morales given two days to save Senate candidacy bid

La Paz - Exiled former president Evo Morales has been given until Wednesday to prove he is a permanent resident in Bolivia or risk being thrown off the list of Senate candidates for May's general election, the country's supreme electoral court (TSE) said on Mon...

Morales opponents to seek ex-president's election disqualification

La Paz - Opponents of former Bolivia president Evo Morales said on Wednesday they will appeal the socialist leader's bid to run for a senate seat in May's general election.

Bolivia election campaign underway with Morales in exile

La Paz - Bolivia's May 3 general election campaign officially began on Monday as the deadline for presidential and legislative candidates to register passed, with exiled former president Evo Morales seeking a legislative seat.

Morales election pick returns to Bolivia, served subpoena

La Paz - Luis Arce, the presidential candidate for Evo Morales's Movement for Socialism party, was immediately served with a subpoena as he returned to Bolivia on Tuesday following a self-imposed exile in Mexico.

Glass frogs reappear in Bolivia after 18 years

La Paz - A rare species of frog native to the eastern slopes of the Bolivian Andes has been spotted in the South American country for the first time in 18 years, the investigation team that made the discovery told AFP.

Under-fire Bolivia leader bolsters cabinet ahead of poll

La Paz - Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez sought Monday to reshuffle her government after coming under fire over her decision to stand in May 3 presidential elections.

Bolivia president asks all ministers to resign

La Paz - Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez has asked all her ministers to resign a little more than three months before a general election.

Bolivia interm leader Anez to run in presidential election

La Paz - Bolivia's Interim President Jeanine Anez on Friday said she would stand in the May 3 presidential election, which comes after the resignation of Evo Morales in November.

Bolivia's interim government cuts ties with Cuba: foreign ministry

La Paz - Bolivia on Friday announced it was breaking off diplomatic relations with long-time ally Cuba, the latest in a series of foreign policy reversals by the right-wing interim government.

After two months Bolivia's Congress accepts Morales resignation

La Paz - Bolivia's Congress voted on Tuesday to accept the resignation of former president Evo Morales, two months after the 60-year-old quit and fled for asylum in Mexico and then Argentina.

Bolivian Congress to vote on Morales' resignation

La Paz - Bolivia's Congress is to convene Tuesday to debate the validity of ex-president Evo Morales' resignation, with a vote expected on whether to accept or reject it, a leading lawmaker said.

Bolivia's Morales retracts vow to create armed civilian militia

La Paz - Exiled former Bolivian president Evo Morales backtracked on Thursday from a vow to create armed civilian militias similar to notorious 'colectivos' in Venezuela, were he to be allowed back to his homeland.
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