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Trump: Bolivia leader’s resignation sign to ‘illegitimate regimes’

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump on Monday hailed the resignation of Bolivia’s leftist leader Evo Morales as a sign to “illegitimate” regimes and praised the role of the country’s military. “These events send a strong signal to the illegitimate regimes in Venezuela and Nicaragua that democracy and the will of …

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Bolivian President Evo Morales throws in the towel

La Paz, Bolivia | AFP |  Bolivian President Evo Morales announced his resignation Sunday, caving in following three weeks of sometimes-violent protests over his disputed re-election after the army and police withdrew their backing. “I resign my post as president,” Morales said in a televised address, capping a day of fast-moving …

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Police in Bolivia join opposition as crisis mounts

La Paz, Bolivia | AFP |  Police in three Bolivian cities joined anti-government protests Friday, in one case marching with demonstrators in La Paz, in the first sign security forces are withdrawing support from President Evo Morales after a disputed election that has triggered riots. The defense minister said the …

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Bolivia president undergoes paternity test in scandal

La Paz, Bolivia | AFP | Bolivian President Evo Morales underwent a paternity test Monday to settle a dispute with an ex-girlfriend whose child he denies fathering, his lawyer said. In a case that has plunged the 56-year-old leader into scandal, Morales had claimed he fathered a child with her …

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