The president of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, and several of his ministers began preventative isolation after coming in close contact with an official infected with coronavirus, the government said in a statement late on Wednesday.
Luis Arce was sworn in as Bolivia’s new president on Sunday, bringing to a close a turbulent period characterized by political and social turmoil after former president Evo Morales left the government in November following a disputed election.
Luis Arce, a quiet economist who will be sworn in as Bolivia's president on Sunday after a landslide election win, knew where he stood in the political spectrum as a young teenager in La Paz, when he picked up the writings of philosopher Karl Marx.
Conservative opponents of Bolivia's center-left president-elect Luis Arce have announced a two-day strike from Thursday protesting alleged electoral fraud. The strike is taking place across the eastern department of Santa Cruz, Bolivia's economic hub as well as home to its biggest city.
Bolivia's Congress, controlled by the socialist party of the former indigenous President Evo Morales, approved on Thursday night a report that recommends a lawsuit against outgoing right-wing President Jeanine Añez for genocide and other alleged crimes.
Exiled former Bolivian president Evo Morales called for calm after several hundred right-wing protesters demanded that a “military junta” replace socialist president-elect Luis Arce.
Bolivia's former president Evo Morales has traveled to Venezuela from Argentina, where he was living in exile, according to media reports.
Bolivia's president-elect Luis Arce said on Tuesday that there was “no role” in his government for socialist party leader Evo Morales, who governed for almost 14 years before resigning under pressure last year and fleeing the country.
Exiled former president Evo Morales on Monday signaled his intention to return to Bolivia after his leftist heir Luis Arce's sweeping presidential election victory. Arce, a former economy minister under Morales, claimed victory in Sunday's election after exit polls suggested a crushing triumph over centrist rival Carlos Mesa.
Hours after polling began to end on Sunday, Bolivians waited anxiously for results in an election that many hope can restore stability after a voided ballot last year plunged the nation into crisis and ended the long rule of Evo Morales.