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The fall of Evo Morales brings new hope for Venezuela's flagging opposition world news

V Enezuela's flagging opposition movement has been taking to the streets for months for its first major protests when leaders attempted to repeat their campaign against Nicolás Maduro after his left-wing ally Evo Morales was overthrown in Bolivia. Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in cities in the crisis-ridden South American country on Saturday morning, hoping the dramatic shift …

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Ethnic rifts in Bolivia burst in sight with the fall of Evo Morales

COCHABAMBA, Bolivia – In the days since the fall of Evo Morales, the first indigenous president of Bolivia, deep ethnic tensions have broken out that have long divided the country, making efforts to bring Bolivia out of the political crisis. Mr. Morales, an aboriginal advocate, has now been replaced by an incumbent president of European descent, and resentments have surfaced. …

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Bolivia Crisis: Clashes as followers of Morales deny transitional rule

Image credits AFP Caption Protesters clashed with demonstrators and security forces La Paz Clashes broke out again in Bolivia, as supporters of former President Evo Morales reject the rule of the new interim leader. The Senator of the Opposition, Jeanine Áñez, took over the presidency in a power vacuum and vowed to hold elections soon. Mr Morales's supporters clashed with …

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Evo Morales from Mexican asylum rejects the Bolivian Jeanine Anez as interim president

Bolivia has been without consensus on leadership since the resignation of Morales, his vice-president and the heads of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies, all socialist members of Morales' MAS party. Jeanine Añez, the second vice-president of the Bolivian Senate and a Morales critic, tried to call the House of Lords on Tuesday to appoint an interim president and …

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Bolivia crisis: Evo Morales says he fled to Mexico because life was in danger

Media playback is not supported on your device. Media Title Evo Morales gets off the plane after receiving political asylum in Mexico. Former Bolivian President Evo Morales arrived in Mexico City and applied for asylum. His life was in danger. Mr Morales resigned on Sunday after weeks of protests against a controversial presidential election result. The Mexican jet carrying him …

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Morales and Lopez Obrador renew their relationships as the former Bolivian president accepts asylum in Mexico

When López Obrador was elected president of Mexico last year, he invited Morales to his inauguration. Morales anointed his friend "the radiant hope for the people of Mexico". In 2010 López Obrador wrote to Morales to express his "deep respect for the way in which you could represent the noble, conscious and progressive people of Bolivia". " Until this week, …

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Bolivia's President Evo Morales resigns: Democratic will or coup?

A long absence without a legitimate head of state, some of whom were feared, could deepen violence and stop attempts to hold new elections. All four officials of the constitutional succession – the president, the vice-president and the heads of state of the senate and the Chamber of Deputies, all socialists – resigned on Sunday. The remaining legislators sought to …

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Political vacuum in Bolivia as Morales resigns heralds Bolivia news

La Paz, Bolivia – A cheering crowd in La Paz celebrated the resignation of Bolivian President Evo Morales on Sunday, even though the country faced a political vacuum following the controversial elections in October. "We have regained our democracy," said Luis Ramos to Al Jazeera as he waved the national flag in the country's capital. More: Morales, who was under …

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Evo Morales retires after OAS electoral exam as President of Bolivia, protests

The resignation was a shameful end to a thirteen-year term in which Bolivia's first indigenous president fought poverty and turned cities into government investment, even though criticism of his authoritarian tendencies increased. In the end, however, the 60-year-old socialist was in isolation – the heads of the armed forces and the national police called for Morales's resignation, and the country's …

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Bolivia's Morales calls for new elections after OAS audit | Evo Morales News

Bolivian President Evo Morales said he will call for a new election after the Organization of American States (OAS) released a report saying that the deadly protests should be canceled because of irregularities. Sunday, Morales thus said he would replace the members of the electoral board that came under fire after being mired in widespread allegations of electoral fraud in …

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