- Dec 10, 2019
The death toll from an operation by Bolivian security forces to clear the blockade of a fuel plant by anti-government protesters has risen to six, officials said Wednesday.
Invoking the Christian God as the source of political power, while commonplace in many countries, is a radical departure in Bolivia after Evo Morales’s 14-year tenure.
Bolivia’s bishops said Sunday’s presidential poll showed “obvious signs of fraud” and endorsed a runoff vote.
Pope Francis may not watch TV, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t following Argentina’s progress in the World Cup.
Bolivian President Evo Morales implied in a Tweet that he and Pope Francis had discussed Bolivia’s territorial dispute with Chile during a meeting at the Vatican Dec. 15.
Jorge Quiroga, former president of Bolivia, and Andres Pastrana, former president of Colombia, met with the Vatican’s Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, on June 23. The men were grateful for Parolin’s call for humanitarian aid, free elections and the release of political prisoners, and expressed hope the international community would “insist and persist” on the Vatican’s recommendations.