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Bolivian judge scraps arrest warrant against former leader Morales

Oct 26 2020

LA PAZ A Bolivian judge annulled on Monday an arrest warrant for exiled former president Evo Morales, clearing the way for him to return to his home country without facing the risk of detention.

Bolivia's Arce pledges to "rebuild" as landslide election win confirmed

Oct 23 2020

LA PAZ Bolivia's President-elect Luis Arce pledged on Friday to "rebuild" the Andean country after a tumultuous year of political turmoil and the pandemic, as the official vote count confirmed a landslide win for his socialist party.

Luis Arce: Bolivia's new president credited for its socialist growth 'miracle'

Oct 22 2020

LA PAZ Luis Arce, the quiet economist who will take over as Bolivia's president next month after a landslide election win, knew where he stood in the political spectrum as a young teenager in La Paz, when he picked up the writings of German philosopher Karl Marx.

Bolivia's socialists seal comeback win after tumultuous year

Oct 19 2020

LA PAZ Bolivia's socialists all but sealed a dramatic election comeback after their centrist rival Carlos Mesa conceded the vote on Monday, with several unofficial vote counts giving the party of ousted leader Evo Morales an unassailable 20 percentage-point lead. | Video

Bolivia's socialists claim victory as unofficial count shows big win

Oct 19 2020

LA PAZ Bolivia's socialist candidate Luis Arce looks set to win the country's presidential election without the need for a run-off, an unofficial count indicated on Monday, putting the leftwing party of Evo Morales on the brink of a return to power. | Video

Explainer: Lithium, Morales and cocaine - What's at stake as Bolivia votes?

Oct 16 2020

LA PAZ As Bolivia readies to vote in a defining election, a number of key issues are on the table, including the country's huge lithium deposits, the role of unseated ex-leader Evo Morales, and policy on farming coca, the raw ingredient of cocaine.

As Bolivia election nears, could 'Evonomics' make a comeback?

Oct 08 2020

LA PAZ Bolivian voters, hit hard by political turmoil and the coronavirus pandemic, are looking for some economic certainty ahead of elections on Oct. 18, which opinion polls suggest could boost the country's socialists and see a return of 'Evonomics'.

'We're not used to debating': Rare Bolivia election standoff fizzles as vote nears

Oct 04 2020

LA PAZ Bolivia's presidential candidates faced off late on Saturday in the first all-party campaign debate in almost two decades, but analysts chided the runners as having forgotten how to hold a proper discourse after a tepid event.

Bolivia's interim government splits as ministers quit over economy

Sep 28 2020

LA PAZ Internal splits in Bolivia's interim government led to the departure of the country's economy minister and two other cabinet ministers Monday, stoking uncertainty about the Andean country's economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Bolivia election race heats up as field tightens

Sep 18 2020

LA PAZ Bolivia's presidential election race, a re-run of a fraught ballot last year that plunged the Andean country into turmoil, has tightened after interim President Jeanine Anez dropped out, likely helping rein in the front-running socialist party.

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