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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.

Chile demands Bolivian officials have visa for entry

Santiago - Chile said all Bolivian government officials would need entry visas in passports to visit, amid a tense diplomatic standoff between the two neighbors.

Chile rejects Bolivia call for talks on sea access

Santiago - Chile on Wednesday submitted legal papers to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) seeking to slap down persistent arguments from its landlocked neighbor Bolivia for negotiations on sea access.

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.

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.

Bolivia to counter-sue Chile over disputed waters

La Paz - Bolivian President Evo Morales said Tuesday his government will counter-sue Chile for the rights to the disputed Silala river, in an escalating row over water before the International Court of Justice.

Disabled protesters clash with police in Bolivia

La Paz - Bolivian police fired water cannons Wednesday at disabled protesters, many of them wheelchair-bound, who tried to get near the presidential palace to demand increased benefit payments.

Bolivian leader visits embattled Venezuelan counterpart

Caracas - Bolivian President Evo Morales made a brief visit to Venezuela on the weekend during which he reiterated support for his embattled ally, Nicolas Maduro, state media reported.

Bolivia enacts law letting transsexuals change ID documents

La Paz - Bolivia braved criticism from Christian churches to enact a gender identity law allowing transsexual and transgender people to change their name, sex and photo on official and private documents.

Morales ex-partner seeks to deny him paternity rights

La Paz - A former partner of Bolivian President Evo Morales said Saturday that she will pursue legal action to deny him paternity rights over a child she claims is theirs.

Bolivia president undergoes paternity test in scandal

La Paz - Bolivian President Evo Morales underwent a paternity test Monday to settle a dispute with an ex-girlfriend whose child he denies fathering, his lawyer said.

Bolivian president's ex ordered to present love child

La Paz - A Bolivian court ordered President Evo Morales's ex-girlfriend Tuesday to present the child she says he fathered with her nearly a decade ago, a son the leftist leader insists has died.

Bolivia to take Chile to court over water dispute

La Paz - Bolivian President Evo Morales said his country has decided to file suit against Chile at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over a water dispute.

Bolivian court probes fate of president's love child

La Paz - The government of Bolivian President Evo Morales has gone to court to establish whether a child he fathered out of wedlock is alive or dead, the latest twist in a high-level scandal gripping the Latin American country.

Bolivian court probes fate of president's love child

La Paz - The government of Bolivian President Evo Morales has gone to court to establish whether a child he fathered out of wedlock is alive or dead, the latest twist in a high-level scandal gripping the Latin American country.

Bolivian president asks to see child born to ex-girlfriend

La Paz - Bolivia's President Evo Morales appealed Monday for access to a son born out of wedlock to an ex-girlfriend who is now at the center of a corruption scandal shaking his administration.

Bolivian prosecutor orders president's ex-girlfriend jailed

La Paz - A Bolivian prosecutor on Sunday ordered President Evo Morales's ex-girlfriend to be held in a public jail, saying she was a flight risk as she faces a string of corruption charges.

Evo Morales's ex-girlfriend arrested in corruption probe

La Paz - The ex-girlfriend of Bolivian President Evo Morales, a top manager for the local office of a Chinese engineering group, was arrested Friday in an influence-peddling probe, the interior ministry said.

Bolivia's Morales vows to forge on despite referendum loss

La Paz - Bolivia's President Evo Morales vowed Wednesday to pursue his Socialist "struggle" despite a stinging defeat in a referendum to extend his rule that confirmed strong headwinds across Latin America for leftist leaders.

Bolivia's Morales loses fourth term bid

La Paz - Bolivia's President Evo Morales has lost his bid to seek a fourth term, his first direct election defeat since taking office in 2006, according to official results.

Bolivia president sits tight as vote defeat threatens

La Paz - Bolivia's President Evo Morales stood firm Tuesday in the face of likely defeat in his bid to seek a fourth term, refusing to concede until final referendum results trickle in.

Bolivia's Morales promises to respect referendum result referendum result

La Paz - Bolivian President Evo Morales promised Monday to respect the official result of a referendum on whether he can run for a fourth term, as early data indicated he risked losing."We are going to respect the result, whether it be a No or a Yes.

Bolivia rejects new re-election bid by president: Media

La Paz - Bolivians on Sunday rejected leftist President Evo Morales' bid to seek a fourth term and potentially extend his presidency until 2025, local media reported.Already the country's longest serving leader, Morales lost a referendum 52.3 percent to 47.

Bolivians vote on limits to leftist Morales's record rule

La Paz - Bolivians voted Sunday on whether to allow Evo Morales, a leftist who is under fire over corruption allegations, to seek a fourth term and potentially extend his presidency until 2025.

Bolivia leader seeks 19-year rule via tense referendum

La Paz - Bolivians vote Sunday on whether to let their first indigenous president Evo Morales extend his term to 19 years, in a divisive referendum marred by corruption allegations and deadly violence.

Two arrested for deadly Bolivia city hall torching

La Paz - Bolivian police arrested two people suspected of torching an opposition-run city hall in a raid that killed six people ahead of a sensitive political referendum, prosecutors said Thursday.

Six dead in torching of city hall in Bolivia: Hospital

La Paz - Six people died from smoke inhalation when a crowd set fire to a city hall in Bolivia Wednesday in a dispute linked to a corruption scandal, officials said.
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