President Trump praises Bolivians for forcing Evo Morales’s resignation

South America 11/12/19, 17:44

President Donald Trump praised the Bolivian people for forcing the resignation of socialist leader Evo Morales. In a statement published by the White House, the president stressed that the fall of Morales, after almost 14 years in power, represents "a significant moment for democracy in the Western Hemisphere." Morales resigned after three ...

Bolivia’s president resigns amid election-fraud allegations

South America 11/10/19, 16:41

Bolivian President Evo Morales resigned Sunday under mounting pressure from the military and the public after his re-election victory triggered weeks of fraud allegations and deadly protests. The decision came after a day of fast-moving developments, including an offer from Morales to hold a new election. But the crisis deepened dramatically ...

Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan earns France call-up

Soccer 05/21/19, 09:09

France coach Didier Deschamps called up three new players on Tuesday, including Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan, for upcoming European Championship qualifiers against Turkey and Andorra and a friendly against Bolivia.Maignan, who was voted the league's best goalkeeper last week, was rewarded for his excellent season with French league runner-up Lille."Maignan ...

Soccer referee dies after collapsing at match in Bolivia

Soccer 05/19/19, 20:19

A 31-year-old referee soccer collapsed during a Bolivian league match high up in the Andes and died after being taken to the hospital.The match between the Always Ready and Oriente Petrolero clubs was played at Municipal Stadium in El Alto, which sits about 3,900 meters (12,795 feet) above sea level.The ...

Bolivia’s Morales begins bid for 4th term despite complaints

America 05/18/19, 18:49

Cheered by thousands of supporters in Bolivia's coca-growing Chapare region, President Evo Morales began his campaign for his third consecutive re-election Saturday amid assertions by his opponents that the constitution prohibits him from running again.Morales, a one-time leader of coca farmers, became the Andean nation's first indigenous president in January ...

Falcao gives Colombia win in Japan, SKorea beats Bolivia

Soccer 03/22/19, 09:07

Colombia beat Japan 1-0 in Yokohama and South Korea beat Bolivia 1-0 in Ulsan in friendlies on Friday.Radamel Falcao converted a second-half penalty after a handball by Takehiro Tomiyasu, to give Carlos Queiroz a win in his first match as Colombia coach.Colombia earned a measure of revenge for losing to ...

Greece backs Bolivian leader’s call for Venezuela dialogue

America 03/15/19, 06:16

Greece's left-wing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is backing calls by Bolivia for a negotiated settlement to the severe political and financial crisis in Venezuela.Many European Union member countries are among 50 nations, including the United States, which are backing Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido against embattled President Nicolas Maduro. Those ...

On rare European trip, Bolivia’s Morales to visit Greece

America 03/14/19, 09:34

Bolivia's left-wing President Evo Morales is due to visit Greece on rare trip to Europe, with talks in Athens expected to include the ongoing crisis in Venezuela.Morales is due in Athens later Thursday, traveling from Vienna where he attended a United Nations conference on combatting drug trafficking and abuse globally. ...

In Bolivia, a new generation of wrestlers in bowler hats

Sports 02/27/19, 00:01

A new generation of athletes is coming to one of the world's more colorful sporting spectacles: the fighting cholitas of Bolivia, who take to a wrestling ring in the traditional billowing skirts, bowler hats and leather shoes of Aymara women.The sport — known by the English-derived name catchascan — has ...

Neglect, rain threatening ‘Sistine Chapel of the Andes’

America 02/14/19, 00:03

A buttress supporting an adobe wall has collapsed and grass overgrows the patio of the four-century-old church whose dazzling murals depicting biblical scenes and remote location high atop a Bolivian plateau have earned it the nickname the "Sistine Chapel of the Andes."Abandonment and heavy rains are threatening one of the ...

Tiny Messi, Ronaldo show little dreams of glory In Bolivia

Soccer 01/25/19, 11:04

Artisan Ramiro Suxo puts the finishing touches on little piggy banks shaped like Neymar, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, hoping Bolivians will buy them and fulfill their dreams of becoming international soccer stars.His hand-painted work is part of the annual Alasitas festival, a pre-Columbian tradition where in modern times Bolivians ...

Host Brazil gets easy path in Copa America draw

Sports 01/24/19, 18:37

Copa America host Brazil has been drawn in a relatively easy group for this year's tournament, where it will face Bolivia, Venezuela and Peru.The draw was made on Thursday in Rio de Janeiro, and saw Lionel Messi's Argentina facing the toughest path of the top-seeded teams as it was placed ...

Bolivia’s Morales marks 13 years in power, seeks new term

America 01/22/19, 12:04

Bolivian President Evo Morales is celebrating his 13 years in office amid controversy over whether he should be allowed to run again.Last year, Bolivia's top electoral court accepted Morales' candidacy for a fourth term despite a constitutional ban and referendum against such re-election. Elections for the next five-year presidential term ...

Trump celebrates new citizens in Oval Office ceremony

Politics 01/19/19, 19:13

On a day focused on his demand for a border wall, President Donald Trump used music and pageantry to welcome "the five newest members of our great American family" during a naturalization ceremony in the Oval Office. In a ceremony Saturday that began to the strains of a violin and ended ...

Update: Italian fugitive arrives in Rome on plane

World 01/14/19, 05:50

The Latest on Italian fugitive captured in Bolivia (all times local):11:45 a.m.A left-wing Italian militant who was convicted of murder three decades ago has arrived in Rome to serve a life prison sentence, after his life as a celebrity fugitive came to an abrupt end with his arrest in Bolivia ...

Italian fugitive heads home to serve life term for murder

Europe 01/14/19, 00:16

A left-wing Italian militant who was convicted of murder three decades ago is heading home to serve a life sentence, after his life as a celebrity fugitive came to an abrupt end with his arrest in Bolivia by a team of Interpol agents.Cesare Battisti was handed over to Italian custody ...

Italy sends plane to Bolivia to get seized fugitive Battisti

Europe 01/13/19, 05:47

Italy sent an aircraft to Bolivia on Sunday to pick up fugitive communist militant Cesare Battisti after he was captured there nearly three decades after he was convicted of murder. The development sets the stage for a climax to one of Italy's longest-running efforts to bring a fugitive to justice.Bolivian ...

Llamas help Andes peoples survive, but youths are leaving

America 12/21/18, 00:05

Stormy winds, frosty nights and a scorching midday sun make life difficult on the Andean plateau, but the docile, tough-natured llama is one reason why indigenous people have been able to survive the harsh conditions for millennia.With an estimated 3.1 million llamas and alpacas in Bolivia, the South American country ...

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