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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.

Arrest over dictatorship-era killing of Bolivian socialist leader

La Paz - Bolivian police arrested the man long wanted over the murder of a prominent Bolivian socialist leader, 35 years after the dictatorship-era killing, President Evo Morales said.

Bolivia's Morales marks decade in office, eying more

Achocalla - Bolivian President Evo Morales, the country's first indigenous head of state, held an ancient ceremony Thursday to mark a record-setting 10 years in office -- a term he is now seeking to extend to 2025.

Bolivia, Peru sign $500 mn deal for Lake Titicaca clean-up

La Paz - Bolivia and Peru agreed to provide more than $500 million towards cleaning up Lake Titicaca, whose polluted waters are home to some animals nearing extinction, a Bolivian environment official said.

Bolivian president apologizes for 'lesbian' jibe

La Paz - Bolivian President Evo Morales apologized to his health minister Tuesday after suggesting she was a lesbian for talking with another woman as he gave a speech.

Evo Morales celebrates his long rule in Bolivia

- Bolivian President Evo Morales, South America's longest serving leader, celebrated his record longevity in power Wednesday in a dawn ceremony at a pre-Inca religious complex.

Bolivia's Congress votes to let Evo Morales run for re-election again

La Paz - Bolivia's Congress voted Saturday to amend the South American country's constitution to let President Evo Morales run for re-election again in five years, and potentially extend his presidency to 2025.

Chile refuses bilateral negotiations over Bolivia border dispute

Santiago - Chile ruled out bilateral negotiations with Bolivia regarding the territorial conflict between the two neighboring countries Friday after the International Court of Justice assumed jurisdiction over the dispute.

UN court says it can rule in Bolivia vs Chile row

Den Haag - The UN's highest court Thursday agreed to take up a century-old dispute between Chile and Bolivia, saying it could rule in the case as La Paz seeks to regain access to the Pacific.

Bolivians warned to tighten belts because of oil plunge

La Paz - President Evo Morales warned Bolivians to start tightening their belts Saturday because plunging oil prices are likely to lead to hard times over the next year.

Inmates lift hunger strike at Bolivian prison

La Paz - Inmates at one of Bolivia's most dangerous prisons called off a hunger strike Thursday after reaching a deal with authorities over their food allowance, an official said.

Bolivia inmates on hunger strike for better food

La Paz - Inmates at one of Bolivia's most violent prisons have gone on hunger strike demanding they be fed at least as well as police dogs and horses, their leaders said Wednesday.

Bolivia cuts coca crop by 11%, chides U.S. war on drugs

La Paz - The amount of farmland in Bolivia dedicated to cultivating coca, the raw ingredient for cocaine, fell by 11 percent last year, the fourth straight drop, the United Nations said Monday.

Pope leaves for Rome after South America visit

Asunci - Pope Francis departed Paraguay for Rome late Sunday, bringing to a close a weeklong visit where he drew attention to the poor and marginalized in some of the region's poorest nations.
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