How Two Women in Bolivia Gave Birth to Microfinance in Latin America (OPINION)

According to the Latin America Development Bank, only 49 percent of women in the region have a bank account. Even though Latin American women own half of the region’s small businesses, 70 percent of them have no access to financing at all.

  • Jan 4, 2023
  • 4:22 PM

Former Bolivian President Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Former Bolivian interim President Jeanine Áñez was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday on charges linked to her assumption of office in 2019 amid violent protests that led to the resignation and exile of her predecessor, Evo Morales.

  • Jun 11, 2022
  • 12:06 PM

Bolivia Ex-Prez Áñez Charged With Genocide

The charges relate to actions taken by Áñez shortly after being declared president when she issued a decree giving the military responsibility for public security. In the next week, security forces shot 20 people to death and injured dozens of others in two clashes in Cochabamba and El Alto.

  • Aug 23, 2021
  • 10:57 AM

Report Shines Light on Abuse by Bolivia’s Interim Government

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s recent interim government persecuted opponents with “systematic torture” and “summary executions” by security forces in the tumultuous aftermath of Evo Morales’ resignation in 2019, according to a new report by independent human rights experts.

  • Aug 18, 2021
  • 5:51 PM

Corporate Media vs. Bolivian Democracy

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  • Jun 4, 2021
  • 9:07 AM

Ex-Official in Bolivia Charged for Bribes in Tear Gas Deal

MIAMI (AP) — Bolivia’s former interior minister has been arrested in the U.S. for allegedly taking part of $602,000 in kickbacks from Florida-based businessmen accused of selling tear gas at inflated prices to the conservative government of former interim President Jeanine Áñez.

  • May 27, 2021
  • 12:59 PM

Bolivia Ex-Prez Áñez Arrested for Role in 2019 Coup

Several other members of the interim government have also been arrested, including former General Williams Kaliman.

  • Mar 15, 2021
  • 10:49 AM

Bolivia Arrests Ex-Leader in Crackdown on Opposition

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The conservative interim president who led Bolivia for a year was arrested Saturday as officials of the restored leftist government pursue those involved in the 2019 ouster of socialist leader Evo Morales, which they regard as a coup, and the administration that followed.

  • Mar 13, 2021
  • 3:06 PM

Evo Morales Returns to Bolivia, Ending Year in Exile

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Former President Evo Morales returned to Bolivia on Monday following an election that returned his socialist party to power a year after he fled the nation amid a wave of protests.

  • Nov 9, 2020
  • 2:11 PM

Final Count Gives Leftist Big Victory in Bolivia Election

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A final official vote count released Friday gave leftist Luis Arce a smashing victory in Bolivia’s presidential election, a vindication for the Movement Toward Socialism party of ousted President Evo Morales, who was barred from running.

  • Oct 23, 2020
  • 11:08 AM

Morales Aide Claims Victory in Bolivia’s Election Redo

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Evo Morales’ party claimed victory in a presidential election that appeared to reject the right-wing policies of the interim government that took power in Bolivia after the leftist leader resigned and fled the country a year ago.

  • Oct 19, 2020
  • 10:44 AM

Bolivian Women Skateboard in Aymara Garb to Showcase Culture

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The traditional bowler hats, bright blouses and long, plaited “pollera” skirts of the young women contrast with the skateboards under their feet as they swoop back and forth on the skate ramp in Bolivia’s largest city.

  • Oct 1, 2020
  • 5:42 PM

HRW: Bolivia Case Against Morales Is Politically Motivated

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Terrorism charges against former Bolivian President Evo Morales appear to be politically motivated and are part of a wider campaign by Bolivia’s interim government to use the justice system against political opponents, Human Rights Watch said Friday.

  • Sep 11, 2020
  • 5:46 PM

Protests of Election Delay in Bolivia Escalate

Nearly two weeks of protests against the delay of presidential elections by interim president Jeanine Áñez have escalated in recent days.

  • Aug 14, 2020
  • 1:13 PM

Bolivia’s Political Crisis Threatens Hospitals and Patients

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Hooked up to ventilators, 11 prematurely born infants struggled for survival Thursday in the intensive care ward of a Bolivian maternity hospital.

  • Aug 14, 2020
  • 11:27 AM

Thousands of Bolivian Workers Go on Strike to Protest Election Delay

The election is a re-do of last October’s presidential election that ended with the ousting of President Evo Morales.

  • Jul 29, 2020
  • 12:34 PM

Bolivia Police Recover 420 Dead in Possible COVID-19 Cases

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A special police unit collected 420 bodies over the preceding five days in two Bolivian cities, and 80% to 90% of the deceased were thought to have succumbed to COVID-19, authorities said Tuesday.

  • Jul 22, 2020
  • 11:27 AM

Bolivian Interim President Jeanine Áñez Tests Positive for Coronavirus

The Andean country broke yet another record for the number of daily recorded COVID-19 cases, with 1,439 on Thursday.

  • Jul 10, 2020
  • 1:53 PM

Bolivia Tries to Hold Elections Amid Pandemic, Risking Chaos

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Deserted during months of quarantine, the streets of Bolivia are roiling again with protests that have forced the government into an uncomfortable challenge: trying to resolve the country’s long-term political crisis with elections in the middle of a rising pandemic.

  • Jul 2, 2020
  • 5:11 PM

Adopt a Grandparent: Young Help the Old in Bolivian Pandemic

“Adopt a Grandparent” urges volunteers to help senior citizens if they need safe support.

  • May 18, 2020
  • 12:57 PM

Bolivian Tribunal Recommends Vote Delay Due to Coronavirus

Bolivia’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal on Saturday recommended that elections scheduled for May 3 be delayed as the government imposes nationwide restrictions in an attempt to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.

  • Mar 21, 2020
  • 6:38 PM

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