Former Bolivian President Evo Morales Thursday landed at Buenos Aires' Ezeiza international airport amid tight security and top secrecy to settle in the country where he has been granted political asylum, Foreign Minister Felipe Sola told reporters. “He feels better here than in Mexico,” Solá added. “He is here to stay,” he went on.
Argentina's President-elect Alberto Fernández was actively involved in ousted Bolivian leader Evo Morales' obtaining political asylum in Mexico, according to press reports.
Street battles broke out on Monday between supporters of President Evo Morales and opposition leader Carlos Mesa as protests against alleged electoral fraud in Bolivia entered a second week.
Demonstrators marched in most Bolivian big cities Thursday to complain against the Electoral High Court (TSE)'s decision to allow incumbent President Evo Morales and Vice-president Álvaro García Linera to seek re-election despite the country's Constitution and what the people voted for in the February 21, 2016 referendum.
Bolivian President Evo Morales has been treated for a throat viral infection in Cuba and will stay on the Caribbean island for several days of medical observation, Bolivia's Vice President and acting head of state Alvaro Garcia Linera said on Thursday.
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.
President Evo Morales to coordinate operations with company executive in the meantime. Vice President Garcia Linera makes the announcement regarding 'Comrade' Villegas
President's affidavit before the State's General Comptrollership raises questions on how he amassed 437,787 US dollars. Opposition says he should have turned poorer, living on a public servant salary.
Latin America has two open wounds, the Malvinas Islands and Bolivia's sovereign outlet to the Pacific, said Bolivian vice-president Alvaro Garcia Linera in Mendoza, Argentina where he was awarded an 'Honoris Causa” for his commitment to regional integration and inclusion.
By Jimmy Burns(*) - The colonial church of San Francisco in La Paz, founded in 1548, is a beautifully textured mixture of Christian imagery and Indian mythology. The facade and ceiling mixes in saints, Christs and Virgins with tropical birds, reptiles, and sweet corn.