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Monday, August 29th 2016 - 06:41 UTC

Morales claims killing of minister and three miners was a coup attempt

“Once again, the national government has quashed an attempted coup. I’m convinced of that,” claimed the populist head of state Morales

Morales claimed that the violent miners protests this week that resulted in the beating and killing of Deputy Interior Minister Rodolfo Illanes and the deaths of three demonstrators were the latest unsuccessful attempt by his political enemies to forcibly remove him from office.

Friday, August 26th 2016 - 11:07 UTC

Striking Bolivian mines kidnap and kill deputy Interior minister

“At this present time, all the indications are that our deputy minister Rodolfo Illanes has been brutally and cowardly assassinated,” Minister Carlos Romero said

Bolivian Deputy Interior Minister Rodolfo Illanes has been killed after being kidnapped by striking mineworkers, the government said late on Thursday. Illanes had gone to talk to protesters earlier on Thursday in Panduro, around 160 km from the capital, La Paz, but was intercepted and kidnapped by striking miners.

Tuesday, March 8th 2016 - 07:30 UTC

Malcorra in Bolivia holds talks on energy, drug trafficking, science development and South Atlantic Islands

The Argentine minister Susana Malcorra with Bolivian president Evo Morales

Issues related to energy, drug trafficking and border controls, science and technology development, plus support for the South Atlantic Islands and adjoining maritime spaces claim, were among the main issues addressed by Argentina's foreign minister Susana Malcorra during her visit to Bolivia where she met president Evo Morales and her peer David Choquehuanca Cespedes.

Monday, February 22nd 2016 - 07:45 UTC

Polls suggest Morales narrowly lost the re-re-reelection referendum; Bolivia opposition celebrations

Morales, an indigenous Aymara and former coca leaf producer, took office in January 2006 and the president's current term ends in 2020.

President Evo Morales of Bolivia has narrowly lost a referendum to allow him to stand for a fourth term in office, exit polls suggest. One poll suggests 52.3% voted against the proposal to amend the constitution, while another suggests it was 51%. However, Morales's deputy has predicted Bolivia's first head of state of indigenous origin could still win, as official results trickle in.

Thursday, November 19th 2015 - 07:04 UTC

World Anti-Doping agency includes Argentina, Bolivia and Ukraine in its non-complaint code list

Argentina, Bolivia and Ukraine were using non-accredited laboratories to test blood and urine samples.

The World Anti-Doping Agency’s Foundation Board has unanimously voted to declare the national anti-doping agency for Russia, Andorra, Israel, Argentina, Bolivia and Ukraine non-compliant with its code.

Friday, September 25th 2015 - 05:15 UTC

UN highest court agrees to take the Chile/Bolivia dispute over a sea outlet

Bolivian President Evo Morales on Thursday urged Santiago to open negotiations on the issue on learning of the court's decision.

The UN's highest court on Thursday agreed to take up a century-old dispute between Chile and Bolivia, saying it could rule in the case as La Paz seeks to regain access to the Pacific. The Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ), which oversees disputes between countries, said it “has jurisdiction... to entertain the application filed by Bolivia.”

Thursday, September 17th 2015 - 20:32 UTC

Top Bolivian officials allegedly involved in drug trafficking, according to DEA claim

Bolivian officials were secretly indicted on drug trafficking charges as part of a DEA operation run out of the office in Paraguay, reported The Huffington Post

Secret United States indictments obtained by the media have implicated top Bolivian officials in drug trafficking, reigniting the highly charged debate over whether Bolivia is a victim of US political persecution or whether it is becoming a corrupt narco-state.

Thursday, September 17th 2015 - 09:40 UTC

Repsol and BG group discover natural gas reserves in southern Bolivia

Caipipendi, Repsol's main natural gas-production project in Bolivia, yields around 18 million cubic meters (634.4 million cubic feet) per day

President Evo Morales confirmed the discovery of new natural gas reserves at two adjacent fields in southern Bolivia that are managed by a consortium led by Spanish oil major Repsol. The Margarita and Huacaya fields are located in the Caipipendi block, in which Repsol and Britain's BG Group each has a 37.5% stake and Anglo-Argentine oil company Pan American Energy holds a 25% interest.

Friday, August 7th 2015 - 06:19 UTC

Falklands' claim and sea access for Bolivia in the same package for Evo Morales

Bolivia's Evo Morales with a close friend, Argentine president Cristina Fernandez , during his recent visit to Buenos Aires

The Argentine government should support with 'determination' Bolivia's sea outlet claim to Chile, because if successful it will be so much easier for Argentina to recover the Falklands/Malvinas Islands, said Bolivian president Evo Morales in an interview.

Friday, July 17th 2015 - 05:49 UTC

“Sea for Bolivia” and “Malvinas for Argentina” pledges president Evo Morales

 “We're very happy with Argentina because we know we can always count with the Argentine people in this kind of demands”, pointed out the Bolivian leader

Bolivian president Evo Morales defended his claim of “sea for Bolivia” and “Malvinas for Argentina”, during the last of his two-day very militant visit to Argentina before flying late Thursday to Brazil for the Mercosur summit.

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