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Clashes after opposition leader assumes Bolivian presidency

Clashes after opposition leader assumes Bolivian presidency

World
Clashes broke out on the streets of the Bolivian capital after an opposition leader in the Senate declared herself the country's interim president.Jeanine Anez assumed temporary control of the Senate, putting her next in line for the presidency following the resignation of Evo Morales. MPs in Mr Morales's Movement for Socialism party were not present when she made the announcement.Mr Morales' angry supporters screamed "She must quit!" as they tried to reach the Congress building.Tear gas was fired by police and soldiers to disperse the crowds. Advertisement Mr Morales has flown to exile in Mexico as thousands of his supporters took to the streets demanding his return. I...
Bolivian mayor attacked in response to reports that protesters were killed

Bolivian mayor attacked in response to reports that protesters were killed

World
Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Protesters in Bolivia attacked the mayor of a small town on Thursday after reports that protesters had been killed. Masked men dragged Vinto Mayor Patricia Arce of the governing Mas Party barefoot through the streets, made her kneel down, cut her hair, doused her in red paint and forced her to sign a resignation letter before handing her over to police. People shouted "murderer, murderer" as she was dragged through the streets and protesters set her office on fire and smashed the town hall windows. The protesters accused Arce of bussing in supporters of Bolivian President Evo Morales to try to break a blockade of a bridge in Vinto set up by demonstrators protesting the results of the country's Oct. 20 election. Reports circulated that at least two protesters were killed i...
Endangered Bolivian frog gets dating profile just in time for Valentine's Day

Endangered Bolivian frog gets dating profile just in time for Valentine's Day

Science
Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Romeo, Bolivia's last known Sehuencas water frog, has been calling unsuccessfully for a mate for nine years.To draw attention to Romeo and the plight of his species, scientists have created Romeo an online dating profile -- just in time for Valentine's Day.The idea may be cute, but the content is serious."Not to start this off super heavy or anything, but I'm literally the last of my species," reads Romeo's Match.com profile.Scientists at the Global Wildlife Conservation and the Bolivian Amphibian Initiative created Romeo's profile with the help Match, the world's most popular relationship site.[embedded content]"When biologists collected Romeo 10 years ago, we knew the Sehuencas water frog, like other amphibians in Bolivia, was in trouble, but we had no idea we wouldn't b...