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Brazil, Bolivia get AstraZeneca Covid jabs from India

Bras - Amid the global scramble for coronavirus vaccines, Brazil said Wednesday it would import two million doses of AstraZeneca's Covishield jab from India.

Bolivia's Morales ends homecoming tour with rally

- Thousands of supporters of Bolivia's ex-president Evo Morales crowded into his political stronghold Wednesday for a climactic rally to mark his triumphant return to his homeland.

Bolivia's Morales back from year in exile

Villaz - Leftist former president Evo Morales crossed the border from Argentina into Bolivia on Monday, triumphantly ending a year-long exile that followed a failed bid for a controversial fourth term.

Arce takes power in Bolivia facing deep challenges

La Paz - Leftist economist Luis Arce assumed the Bolivian presidency on Sunday in a ceremony attended by foreign leaders, facing the challenge of uniting a deeply polarized society and reviving a virus-wracked economy.

Arce assumes Bolivia presidency with Morales shadow looming large

La Paz - Leftist economist Luis Arce assumes the Bolivian presidency on Sunday facing the challenge of uniting a polarized society and reactivating an economy ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic.

New Bolivia president's foes call strike in key region

La Paz - Conservative opponents of Bolivia's leftist president-elect Luis Arce have announced a two-day strike from Thursday protesting alleged electoral fraud.

Bolivia parliament recommends charges against ex-interim president

La Paz - Bolivia's outgoing parliament on Thursday approved a motion recommending that ex-interim president Jeanine Anez and her ministers face justice for responsibility over last year's unrest which left around 30 people dead.

Indigenous Bolivian coca farmers fear return of 'abusive' Morales

Caranavi - Evo Morales was Bolivia's first indigenous president -- but not all of the South American country's native people are fans, and some are calling on president-elect Luis Arce to undo what they see as the harm done under the former leader.

Bolivia government says won't invite Maduro to Arce inauguration

La Paz - Bolivia's outgoing interim government will not invite Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro to the inauguration of new socialist leader Luis Arce, the foreign ministry said on Thursday.

Bolivia's Morales calls for calm after protesters demand junta

La Paz - Exiled former Bolivian president Evo Morales called for calm on Tuesday after several hundred right-wing protesters demanded that a "military junta" replace socialist president-elect Luis Arce.

Bolivia's Morales says return depends on others as detention order lifted

Buenos Aires - Exiled former president Evo Morales admitted on Monday that his return to Bolivia is out of his hands as a judge lifted a preventative detention order against him over alleged "terrorism.

Evo Morales leaves Argentina for Venezuela: report

Buenos Aires - Bolivia's former president Evo Morales left Argentina for Caracas late Friday in an official Venezuelan aircraft, the official Argentine news agency Telam said.

Bolivia confirms Arce presidential election win

La Paz - Bolivia's electoral tribunal on Friday published official results from last weekend's presidential election, confirming leftist Luis Arce's landslide victory.

Bolivia polls transparent, Arce victory legitimate: OAS

La Paz - International observers on Wednesday declared Bolivia's presidential election transparent and Luis Arce's incoming leftist government legitimate, as an official but incomplete tally showed an overwhelming victory for the ex-president Evo Morales' prote...

Bolivia polls transparent, Arce victory legitimate: OAS

La Paz - International observers on Wednesday declared Bolivia's presidential election transparent and Luis Arce's incoming government legitimate as an official but not yet complete tally showed an overwhelming victory for the leftist.

Protests in Bolivia as Arce looks set for presidential poll win

La Paz - Hundreds of Bolivians protested Tuesday against the impending election win of Luis Arce, as the slow official count appeared set to confirm the leftist as their next president.

Morales says will return to Bolivia after ally's election victory

La Paz - Exiled former president Evo Morales on Monday signaled his intention to return to Bolivia after his leftist heir Luis Arce's sweeping presidential election victory.

Bolivia 'has recovered democracy', says Arce as exit poll suggests win

La Paz - Bolivian presidential candidate Luis Arce, the leftist heir to former leader Evo Morales, said his country had "recovered democracy" after an exit poll from TV station Unitel indicated he had won the election in the first round with 52.

Bolivians expect 'upheaval' as general election looms

La Paz - Voters expect social upheaval for the second time in a year no matter who wins Sunday's general election in Bolivia.Polls open at 8:00 am (1200 GMT) in an election that will not feature former president Evo Morales for the first time in 20 years.

Bolivia: Turmoil in Latin America's indigenous heartland

La Paz - Landlocked Bolivia, which elects a new president on Sunday after a 2019 poll was annulled and follow-up elections postponed twice amid Covid-19, is home to one of the largest indigenous populations in Latin America.

Socialist candidate Arce riding on Morales popularity

La Paz - Bolivia's leftist presidential candidate Luis Arce has led opinion polls since he was nominated by his Movement for Socialism party in January, but owes his popularity to his mentor, exiled former president Evo Morales.

Mesa eyes Bolivia presidency again 15 years on

La Paz - Fifteen years after stepping down as president, Carlos Mesa is once again on the threshold of power in Bolivia, seen as conservatives' best chance of defeating leftist Luis Arce.

Bolivia set to vote for president after polarized campaign

La Paz - Bolivians will vote for a new president on Sunday and for the first time in two decades the name of Evo Morales will not be on the ballot paper.

Economic headache awaits victor in Bolivian election

La Paz - Bolivians go to the polls to elect a new president on Sunday in the midst of the South American country's biggest economic crisis for 40 years.But the ultimate victor faces an economic headache, with GDP set to shrink by 6.

Bolivian rivals end campaigns ahead of Sunday vote

La Paz - Bolivia's left-wing presidential candidate Luis Arce ended campaigning on Wednesday ahead of Sunday's general election, with opinion polls showing him and centrist ex-president Carlos Mesa ahead in the race.

Bolivia interim president withdraws from presidential race

La Paz - The interim president of Bolivia, Jeanine Anez, announced on Thursday her withdrawal from the presidential race a month before the elections, fearing she would split the vote against leftist Luis Arce, protege of former leader Evo Morales.

Morales's candidate rides high in polls ahead of Bolivia vote

La Paz - Leftist candidate Luis Arce has a clear lead going into the final weeks of campaigning for next month's presidential election in Bolivia, a national opinion poll released Wednesday showed.Former economy minister Arce has 29.

Morales backers persecuted in Bolivia: HRW

Washington - Bolivia's interim leadership is using the justice system to persecute supporters of ex-president Evo Morales, Human Rights Watch reported Friday.

Bolivia judge confirms ex-president Morales cannot run for senate

La Paz - A judge in Bolivia on Monday ruled that former president Evo Morales is not eligible to run for a senate seat in October's elections, the government announced.

Bolivia contacts ICC over ex-president Morales 'crimes'

La Paz - Bolivia's government announced on Friday it has contacted the International Criminal Court to denounce former president Evo Morales for "crimes against humanity" over last month's mass roadblock movement.
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The skyline of the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.
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Insufficient Management: Bolivia’s Akapana Pyramid may lose its UNESCO World Heritage status due to inappropriate restoration.
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The "Lion House" at the Wild Animal Sanctuary where the 25 lions rescued from Bolivia will recover until spring.
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As a result of this pre-industrial lifestyle, the Tsimané have hardly any hardening of the arteries.
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The  Lion House  at the Wild Animal Sanctuary where the 25 lions rescued from Bolivia will recover u...
The "Lion House" at the Wild Animal Sanctuary where the 25 lions rescued from Bolivia will recover until spring.
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Evo Morales during a visit to val-de-Marne, May 14, 2006
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Bus of "Trans San Bartolomé" Intercity Service fell a ravine in Bolivia.
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Evo Morales in Vienna
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The "Lion House" at the Wild Animal Sanctuary where the 25 lions rescued from Bolivia will recover until spring.
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View of the downtown area of the City of Nuestra Señora de la Paz  Bolivia.
View of the downtown area of the City of Nuestra Señora de la Paz, Bolivia.
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Evo Morales Ayma, President of Bolivia
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