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    UN rights chief warns Bolivia crisis could ‘spin out of control’

    Agence-France-Presse . La Paz | Updated at 01:02pm on November 17, 2019

    Four more people have died in protests in Bolivia, an international monitor reported Saturday, as the UN rights chief warned that excessive force by police...

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    Five Morales supporters killed in clashes

    Agence France-Presse . Sacaba , Bolivia | Updated at 10:35pm on November 16, 2019

    Five supporters of former president Evo Morales were killed Friday in violent clashes between protesters and security forces in Bolivia, according to an AFP correspondent...

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    Chile to hold referendum to replace constitution

    Agence France-Presse . Santiago | Updated at 01:54pm on November 16, 2019

    Chile said Friday it would hold a referendum to replace the country’s dictatorship-era constitution — a key demand of protesters after nearly a month of...

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    Suu Kyi sued in Argentina over crimes against Rohingyas

    Agence France-Presse . Buenos Aires, Argentina | Updated at 06:24pm on November 14, 2019

    Former democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is among several top Myanmar officials named Wednesday in a case filed in Argentina for crimes against Rohingya...

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    Clashes as Bolivian interim president move to fill in the blank

    Agence France-Presse . La Paz | Updated at 03:22pm on November 14, 2019

    Bolivia’s interim president Jeanine Anez moved Wednesday to fill the power vacuum left by the resignation of Evo Morales, who said he was ready to...

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    Morales slams Bolivian interim chief Anez

    Agence France-Presse . Mexico City | Updated at 01:35pm on November 13, 2019

    Bolivia’s former president Evo Morales condemned what he called ‘the sneakiest, most nefarious coup in history’ on Tuesday after deputy Senate speaker Jeanine Anez proclaimed...

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    Mexico grants asylum to Morales

    Agence-France-Presse . Mexico City | Updated at 09:59pm on November 12, 2019

    Mexico said Monday it has granted asylum to Bolivia’s Evo Morales, after the leftist president’s resignation left the South American nation reeling amid a power...

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    Bolivian army ready to prevent election violence

    Agence France-Presse . La Paz | Updated at 03:54pm on November 12, 2019

    Bolivia’s armed forces agreed on Monday to conduct joint operations with the police to prevent violence as Mexico announced it had granted asylum to Evo...

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    Morales resigns after protests

    Agence-France-Presse . La Paz | Updated at 02:56pm on November 11, 2019

    Bolivian president Evo Morales has resigned, caving in following three weeks of sometimes-violent protests over his disputed re-election after the army and police withdrew their...

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    Chile to amend constitution following protesters’ demand

    Agence France-Presse . Santiago | Updated at 01:25pm on November 11, 2019

    Chile announced Sunday it will move to draft a new constitution and replace one dating back to the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship — a key demand...