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Jeanine Áñez: Former Bolivian interim-president, cabinet ministers arrested over coup allegations

The former interim president of Bolivia, Jeanine Áñez, and several ex-ministers were arrested. Prosecutors say she and the ministers took part in a coup against the then President Evo Morales in 2019. Mr Morales resigned and fled Bolivia after protests and allegations of electoral fraud. Ms Áñez has said she is the victim of a […]

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Bolivian streets become fast-flowing rivers after heavy hailstorm, 4 dead

Floods killed at least four people in the Bolivian city of Sucre. Heavy hail storms triggered flash floods, some of the city’s steep streets became fast-flowing rivers. Water rushed down the streets dragging along cars, buses and market stalls. The worst affected area was around the city’s largest farmers market, where drains were blocked by […]

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Pantanal Wildfires: Blazes have consumed 28% of the world’s largest wetland

South America’s Pantanal region, the world’s largest tropical wetland on earth has been ablaze for months now. The blazes have already consumed about 28% of the vast floodplain that stretches across parts of Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay. They are still not completely under control. The fires have destroyed unique habitats and wrecked the livelihoods of […]

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At least five killed in clashes between Pro-Morales protesters and security forces

At least five people were killed in Bolivia after clashes broke out between supporters of former President Evo Morales and security forces. According to the Associated News agency those injured and killed had bullet wounds. Bolivia’s authorities did not report any deaths in the city. Witnesses said police opened fire on protesters calling for the […]

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Protesters drag Bolivian Mayor through streets, forcibly cut her hair

The mayor of a small town in Bolivia was attacked by protesters who dragged her through the streets barefoot, covered her in red paint and forcibly cut her hair. Patricia Arce of the governing Mas party was handed over to police in Vinto after several hours. The protesters accused Mayor Arce of having bussed in […]