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Bolivia's Evo Morales begins bid for fourth term despite complaints

World / Politics May 19, 2019

Bolivia's Evo Morales begins bid for fourth term despite complaints

Cheered by thousands of supporters in Bolivia's coca-growing Chapare region, President Evo Morales began his campaign for his third consecutive re-election Saturday amid opposition assertions the constitution prohibits him from running again. Morales, a one-time leader of coca farmers, became the Andean nation's first indigenous ...

Possible world's oldest woman turns 118 in Bolivia

World / Offbeat Oct 27, 2018

Possible world's oldest woman turns 118 in Bolivia

The oldest woman in Bolivia, and perhaps the world, turned 118 on Friday, remaining lucid and in good health, authorities in the South American country said. Julia Flores was born in 1900 in a Quechua family in the mining region of Potosi in the country's ...

Venezuela urged to accept migration crisis humanitarian aid

World / Social Issues Sep 5, 2018

Venezuela urged to accept migration crisis humanitarian aid

A group of Latin American countries signed a resolution on Tuesday urging Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro to accept humanitarian aid to "alleviate" the country's migration crisis. Hundreds of thousands of people have fled an economic collapse in Venezuela that has resulted in food and medicine ...