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Capital of Bolivia

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La Paz: Capital of Bolivia
La Paz, officially known as Nuestra Señora de La Paz, also named Chuqi Yapu (Chuquiago) in Aymara, is the seat of government and the de facto national capital of the Plurinational State of Bolivia. With an estimated 789,541 residents as of 2015, La Paz is the third-most populous city in Bolivia. Its metropolitan area, which is formed by La Paz, El Alto and Viacha, makes up the most populous urban area in Bolivia, with a population of 2.3 million. It is also the capital of the La Paz Department.


Evo Morales’ party choosing candidates for Bolivia elections

evo morales’ party choosing candidates for bolivia elections
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — With its top leader absent, the party of Evo Morales gathered Saturday in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba to start choosing its candidates for new elections called after the..
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Bolivian senator: Evo Morales fell due to betrayals, errors

bolivian senator: evo morales fell due to betrayals, errors
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Evo Morales fell from power in Bolivia due to betrayals by those he trusted and his own mistakes and because some people “got drunk with power," the president of the..
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Videos for La Paz

'La Paz is a city under siege': Bolivia's capital struggles as food runs out [Video]'La Paz is a city under siege': Bolivia's capital struggles as food runs out

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:45Published

Morales supporters protest in La Paz [Video]Morales supporters protest in La Paz

Thousands of Evo Morales backers flooded the streets of La Paz on Thursday in support of the embattled former leader, who resigned and fled to Mexico amid rising pressure over vote-rigging allegations.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:32Published

Bolivia protesters celebrate Morales' resignation [Video]Bolivia protesters celebrate Morales' resignation

Bolivian opposition protesters celebrated joyously in the streets of La Paz on Sunday evening after Bolivian President Evo Morales said he would resign following weeks of protests over a disputed..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:50Published

Tear gas streams through the streets of La Paz [Video]Tear gas streams through the streets of La Paz

Tensions flared up in the street of La Paz on Tuesday (November 05) as protesters took to the streets to demand new elections amidst accusations of fraud in a recent vote that saw President Evo Morales..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:40Published

'We have your resignation letter' chant Bolivian protesters [Video]'We have your resignation letter' chant Bolivian protesters

Critics of President Evo Morales took to the streets of La Paz on Tuesday (November 05) to call for his resignation from power amidst accusations of voter fraud.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:30Published


Bolivia Senate OKs election, bars ex-president

bolivia senate oks election, bars ex-president
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s Senate on Saturday unanimously approved a measure calling for new presidential elections that would exclude ousted leader Evo Morales — a key step toward..
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Bolivia’s interior minister accuses Morales of ‘terrorism’

bolivia’s interior minister accuses morales of ‘terrorism’
La Paz: Bolivia’s interim government on Friday accused Evo Morales of “sedition and terrorism” after the ex-president called on supporters to maintain blockades in the crisis-hit country...
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Supporters of Bolivia's Morales take to streets with coffins of dead protesters

Supporters of ousted Bolivian leader Evo Morales marched into the capital La Paz on Thursday carrying coffins of people killed in clashes with the military and police, drawing attention to the human..
France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Bolivia’s socialist party considers a future without Morales

bolivia’s socialist party considers a future without morales
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — After a month of deadly unrest, the political party of former Bolivian President Evo Morales appears to be positioning itself for a future without the man who led the country..
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‘Fear has divided us’: The Bolivians dreading wrath of Morales supporters

The political crisis that resulted in the ouster of Bolivia’s Evo Morales has reopened old fault lines in the country. FRANCE 24 reports from a middle class district of La Paz, where residents live..
France 24 - Published

Bolivian military deploys armored vehicles to end blockade of key gas plant

Bolivian police and military forces used armored vehicles and helicopters to unblock access to a major gas plant in the city of El Alto on Tuesday, a show of strength after blockades at the facility..
Reuters - Published

Catholic Church in Bolivia calls for talks to end violence

Thousands of supporters of Bolivia’s ex-president Evo Morales flocked onto the streets of La Paz on Monday to demand the resignation of his interim replacement, as the influential Catholic Church..
France 24 - Published

Bolivia's interim president cancels trip due to 'credible threat' as crisis roars on

Bolivia's interim president Jeanine Anez was forced to suspend a trip out of the capital La Paz planned for Monday, a government spokesman said, after a threat on her life by a "criminal group."
Reuters - Published

Bolivia crisis: Food and fuel shortages as death toll mounts

The interim government says it has flown supplies into La Paz to avoid protesters' road blocks.
BBC News - Published

Food shortages cripple Bolivia, new elections still uncertain

Bolivians languished in long lines on the streets of La Paz on Sunday to secure chicken, eggs and cooking fuel as supporters of ousted President Evo Morales crippled the country's highways, isolating..
Reuters - Published

Bolivians queue for chicken and fuel as protests cripple highways

Bolivians suffered long lines on the streets of La Paz on Sunday to secure chicken, eggs and cooking fuel as supporters of ousted President Evo Morales continued to cripple the country's highways,..
Reuters - Published

Four more deaths in Bolivia protests: rights commission

four more deaths in bolivia protests: rights commission
LA PAZ, Bolivia: Four more people have died in protests in Bolivia, raising the total number killed in the political unrest to 23, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights said Saturday. The new..
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'La Paz is a city under siege': Bolivia's capital struggles as food runs out

After a week of political protests, food and fuel are running out in Bolivia's capital, La Paz. FRANCE 24 reports from the city whose residents are struggling to get basic provisions.
France 24 - Published

'We will never give up': Supporters of Bolivia's Morales demonstrate in La Paz

Bolivia’s political crisis turned deadly again on Friday when security forces opened fire on supporters of Evo Morales in the city of Sacaba, killing at least five people. FRANCE 24 reports from the..
France 24 - Published

Bolivia's rival factions pursue dialogue to douse anger on streets

Bolivia's rival political factions were pursuing dialogue on Friday to unsnarl a democratic crisis, to help calm anger on the streets of highland city of La Paz despite schools remaining closed and..
Reuters - Published

Clashes rock Bolivia as new interim leader challenged

clashes rock bolivia as new interim leader challenged
La Paz, Bolivia – Renewed clashes rocked Bolivia’s capital Wednesday as the woman who claimed the presidency, a second-tier lawmaker thrust into the post because of a power vacuum, faced challenges..
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Morales' shadow looms large in Bolivia as clashes test new leader

Bolivian security forces clashed on the streets of La Paz with supporters of unseated president Evo Morales on Wednesday, firing tear gas to clear crowds who hurled rocks and set fires in a test to..
Reuters - Published

Bolivia's Morales boards plane to Mexico as protests rage in La Paz

Bolivia's military and police deployed in the streets of La Paz on Monday night to stem violent clashes feared with thousands of supporters of ousted president Evo Morales, even as the leftist leader..
Reuters - Published

Bolivia's La Paz braces for violence as Morales supporters march on city

Bolivian capital La Paz braced for violent clashes on Monday night as thousands of supporters of ousted leader Evo Morales marched towards the city where opposition protesters and police set up..
Reuters - Published

Morales backers, police set for showdown in La Paz as power vacuum stokes unrest

Looting and roadblocks convulsed Bolivia on Monday after President Evo Morales' resignation in the wake of a disputed election, while thousands of pro-Morales protesters were marching towards the..
Reuters - Published

Morales' exit in Bolivia leaves violence and political vacuum

Buildings were set alight in Bolivia's capital La Paz overnight in apparent retaliatory attacks after Evo Morales, president since 2006, resigned under pressure from anger over his disputed re-election..
Reuters - Published

Bolivia's president resigns after losing backing of security forces

bolivia's president resigns after losing backing of security forces
Bolivian President Evo Morales resigned on Sunday, caving in following three weeks of sometimes-violent protests over his disputed re-election after the army and police withdrew their backing. "I..
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Mexico says it would offer asylum to Bolivia's Morales if he sought it

Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Sunday that the country would offer asylum to embattled Bolivian President Evo Morales if he sought it, saying on Twitter that Mexico has received 20..
Reuters - Published

Evo Morales resigns Bolivian presidency after disputed election

evo morales resigns bolivian presidency after disputed election
LA PAZ, Bolivia — Bolivian President Evo Morales announced his resignation Sunday under mounting pressure from the military and the public after his re-election victory triggered weeks of fraud..
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'Bolivia is shattered': Election crisis leaves deeply divided nation

From Bolivia's capital La Paz high in the Andes to the steamy city of Santa Cruz in the eastern lowlands, weeks of protests have loosened leftist President Evo Morales' grip on power and left his South..
Reuters - Published

Protesters seize state-run media in Bolivia

protesters seize state-run media in bolivia
Opposition demonstrators in Bolivia overran two state-run media outlets and forced them off the air Saturday and some police stopped guarding the square where President Evo Morales' palace is located,..
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Bolivia’s political unrest grows as police join anti-Morales protests

Police in three Bolivian cities joined anti-government protests Friday, in one case marching with demonstrators in La Paz, in the first sign security forces are withdrawing support from President Evo..
France 24 - Published

Bolivian protest leader arrives in La Paz to pressure Morales

A Bolivian protest leader who has become a symbol of opposition to President Evo Morales arrived on Wednesday in the nation's capital, La Paz, where he plans to formally demand the leftist leader step..
Reuters - Published

Bolivian opposition leaders rally as violence flares

A Bolivian protest leader will make a second attempt to reach La Paz on Wednesday to demand President Evo Morales step down, a gambit which has sparked a fierce backlash from government supporters..
Reuters - Published

Bolivia protest leader vows to return to capital to push for Morales resignation

A Bolivian protest leader has vowed to return to the capital and continue pushing for President Evo Morales' resignation after he left La Paz earlier on Tuesday as government supporters staked out an..
Reuters - Published

La Paz strikes in protest of Bolivia election results

Protesters blocked roads and shopowners kept their stores shut in La Paz on Monday morning as Bolivians took to the streets in a strike called by the opposition to protest what they say was fraud at..
Reuters - Published

Bolivia's Morales vows second-round vote if fraud found in official tally

bolivia's morales vows second-round vote if fraud found in official tally
LA PAZ — Bolivian President Evo Morales on Saturday vowed to hold a run-off election if an audit of a vote count that gave him an outright win turns up evidence of fraud, as he sought to calm a sixth..
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Bolivia election: Protests in La Paz against result

Protesters in La Paz say the election that gave President Evo Morales a fourth term was fraudulent.
BBC News - Published

Refile: Bolivians bang on pots and pans in protest at Morales election win

Bolivians banged on pots and pans from windows and rooftops in the capital La Paz on Friday, protesting a controversial election count handing President Evo Morales a fourth consecutive term that would..
Reuters - Published

Bolivians block roads in protest as Morales election win splits nation

Bolivians blocked streets in La Paz on Friday demanding an audit of a controversial election count that handed President Evo Morales a outright win and with it a fourth consecutive term that would..
Reuters - Published

Tensions boil over in Bolivia as protesters claim presidential election was rigged

tensions boil over in bolivia as protesters claim presidential election was rigged
(CNN)Tensions continue to rise on the streets of the Bolivian administrative capital La Paz, with angry crowds accusing authorities of fraud in Sunday's presidential election. Protesters and the..
WorldNews - Published

Bolivians pick between Evo Morales and change in tight vote

bolivians pick between evo morales and change in tight vote
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) - South America's longest-serving leader is seeking an unprecedented fourth term in Bolivian elections on Sunday, but polls suggest Evo Morales is in the tightest race of his..
WorldNews - Published

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