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Bolivia boots Spanish diplomats who visited Mexican mission

Bolivia boots Spanish diplomats who visited Mexican mission

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Six Spanish officials involved in a diplomatic incident at the Mexican mission in the capital of Bolivia have left the countryByThe Associated PressDecember 29, 2019, 9:47 PM2 min readLA PAZ, Bolivia -- Spanish officials involved in a diplomatic incident left Bolivia on Sunday amid accusations that they tried to help former high-ranking members of deposed President Evo Morales' administration exit the country. Bolivian Interior Minister Arturo Murillo asked the Spaniards to leave even though Spain denied allegations that diplomat Cristina Borreguero and five of her colleagues were trying to help the officials out of the Mexican ambassador's residence, where they have been holed up since Morales stepped down last month. The acting Bolivian government has initiated criminal charges against...
Clashes rock Bolivia as new interim leader challenged

Clashes rock Bolivia as new interim leader challenged

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Renewed clashes rocked Bolivia’s capital on Wednesday as the country’s self-declared interim president, a second-tier lawmaker thrust into the post because of a power vacuum, faced challenges to her leadership claim from supporters of ousted Evo Morales. A day after Jeanine Añez claimed the presidency, violent clashes broke out between rock-throwing Morales’ supporters and police in riot gear, who fired volleys of tear gas to disperse the large crowd of protesters. Opposition was also building in Congress, where lawmakers loyal to Morales were mounting a challenge to Añez’s legitimacy by trying to hold new sessions that would undermine the basis of her claim to the presidency. The sessions — dismissed as invalid by Añez’s faction — added to the political uncertainty following the ouster o...
Bolivia expels 5 Venezuelans accused of conspiring against Cuban Embassy

Bolivia expels 5 Venezuelans accused of conspiring against Cuban Embassy

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March 18 (UPI) -- Bolivia's government has expelled several Venezuelans accused of conspiring against the Cuban Embassy in La Paz, Bolivian media reported Monday. Five Venezuelans had been detained in a migration case and confessed they were involved in political activities, Colombian minister Carlos Romero said, El Deber reported. They were part of a larger group in which eight other Venezuelans sought asylum, the report said. "They go hassle and attack the Cuban embassy, politically conspiring, then later accept they did this for money," Romero said. The total number of Venezuelans expelled for alleged conspiracy against the Cuban embassy is six, La Razon reported. Unlike neighbors Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Peru, Bolivia still formally recognizes Venezuelan President Nicol...
U.N. court rules in favor of Chile in sea dispute with Bolivia

U.N. court rules in favor of Chile in sea dispute with Bolivia

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Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The International Court of Justice ruled Monday that Chile is under no obligation to negotiate granting neighbor Bolivia access to the Pacific Ocean, ending a 134-year-old dispute between the two countries. The court, the United Nations' highest, voted 12-3 to dismiss the case after five years of deliberations. Bolivia became landlocked in the early 20th century after losing the War of the Pacific to Chile, which claimed some 250 miles of Bolivian coast as its own as part of the 1904 Treaty of Peace and Friendship. But Bolivia has demanded access to the ocean for decades because much of the country's imports must go through Chilean ports. "Restoring Bolivia's sovereign access to the sea would make a small difference to Chile, but it would transform the destiny of Bolivia,"...