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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.

Bolivia's largest mine suspends operations again due to pandemic

Aug 24 2020

LA PAZ, Aug 24 Bolivia's San Cristóbal mine, a huge deposit of zinc, lead and silver, has suspended operations for a second time due to the coronavirus outbreak, it said on Monday, as COVID-19 infections continued to spread in the landlocked South American nation.

Bolivia protests rattle political truce as military mobilized

Aug 10 2020

LA PAZ Bolivia's government said on Monday it had ordered police and military to protect key installations and the transport of medical oxygen after clashes broke out over protests and roadblocks by opposition supporters demanding a quick election.

Bolivian worker union marches against election delay as tensions mount

Jul 28 2020

LA PAZ A major Bolivian union led a protest march in the highland city of El Alto on Tuesday, opposing a delay to the country's presidential election as tensions mount over the vote that will decide the country's political future.

Bolivia election delayed to October as pandemic bites, opposition cries foul

Jul 23 2020

LA PAZ Bolivia's general election will be pushed back until Oct. 18 as the coronavirus pandemic grips the South American nation, which could fan tensions between the interim conservative government and the socialist party of former President Evo Morales.

Bolivia's health minister tests positive for COVID-19

Jul 05 2020

LA PAZ Bolivia's Health Minister María Eidy Roca has tested positive for COVID-19 though is in stable condition, the ministry said on Sunday, as a sharp rise in cases of the novel coronavirus strain hospitals and cemeteries in the South American country.

Bolivia digs mass graves as cemeteries fill with coronavirus victims

Jul 04 2020

LA PAZ Local authorities are digging mass graves at cemeteries across Bolivia to receive a new wave of victims from COVID-19, unnerving Bolivians as the outbreak rips across the Andean nation.

'A great sadness': Bolivia strains under COVID-19 as cases top 10,000

Jun 02 2020

LA PAZ Bolivian authorities are doing door-to-door checks in regions with severe coronavirus outbreaks as it looks to stem the spread of COVID-19 infections which have risen above 10,000, even as the country eases quarantine measures that have hammered growth.

Bolivia investigates health officials over ventilator deal after public outcry

May 21 2020

LA PAZ Bolivian authorities on Wednesday fired the health minister and opened an investigation of potential corruption over allegations that officials bought ventilators at inflated prices, underscoring the global challenge to prevent graft in the coronavirus pandemic.

REFILE-Bolivia probes officials over ventilator deal after public outcry

May 20 2020

LA PAZ, May 20 Bolivian authorities on Wednesday fired the country's health minister and launched a probe into potential corruption after officials allegedly bought ventilators at inflated prices, underscoring the global challenge to prevent graft amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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