Bolivia's Morales wins 3rd term as president

2014-10-13 09:49

Evo Morales has won an unprecedented third term as Bolivia's president on the strength of the economic and political stability the leader has brought to the country.

Brazil diplomat resigns over Bolivia row

2013-08-27 07:58

Brazil's foreign minister has resigned over soaring tensions with La Paz after Brazilian diplomats spirited away a Bolivian opposition senator wanted for corruption.

Cuban revolution marks 60th anniversary

2013-07-26 22:29

Cuba has commemorated the 60th anniversary of Fidel Castro's failed attack on a military army barracks, which is considered the beginning of the Cuban Revolution.

Morales says US hacked Bolivian e-mails

2013-07-13 22:01

Bolivia's leftist president Evo Morales has accused US intelligence of hacking into the e-mail accounts of top Bolivian officials, saying he had shut his own account down.

Bolivia leader threatens to shut US embassy

2013-07-05 08:03

Bolivia's president has threatened to close the US embassy as leftist Latin American leaders joined him in blasting Europe and the US after his plane was rerouted amid suspicions.

Europe urged to free itself from US 'empire'

2013-07-04 09:13

Bolivian President Evo Morales has urged European countries to "free themselves from the US empire" following his arrival in Bolivia after his plane was diverted over suspicions Edward Snowden was on it.

Snowden: Bolivia vs Europe over plane delay

2013-07-03 15:00

Bolivia's president has left Europe for home after his flight was rerouted and delayed in Austria, allegedly because of suspicion he was trying to spirit NSA leaker Edward Snowden to Latin America.

I'm not a criminal: Bolivia's Morales

2013-07-03 12:08

Bolivian President Evo Morales has angrily denied any wrongdoing after his plane was diverted to Vienna over suspicion fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden was on board.

Angry Bolivia denies Snowden on Morales jet

2013-07-03 08:04

Bolivia's foreign minister has denied that fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden is travelling with President Evo Morales in his plane, which has been forced to land in Austria.

Death of Chavez leaves leftist void

2013-03-06 10:02

The death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has left a large void in the leftist leadership of Latin America and has raised questions about whether the oil largesse he spread would continue.

Morales: Relations with US like a turd

2012-10-12 22:12

Evo Morales has never tried to curry favour with Washington, and now says that relations with the US are so bad they are "like a turd".

Bolivian official quits in march backlash

2011-09-28 14:46

Bolivia’s interior minister and deputy have resigned after mounting recriminations over a violent police crackdown on marches opposed to a jungle highway.

Uncertain future for rescued Chilean miners

2010-11-11 13:01

One month ago they emerged as heroes, but as the daily grind sets in, the 33 miners miraculously saved in Chile are gazing at an uncertain future with more painful adjustments ahead.

Israeli minister 'a fascist'

2009-07-22 08:41

Israel's foreign minister has run into controversy on the first day of a Latin American trip when an official of Brazil's ruling party reportedly called him a "fascist".


Bolivia rainy season leaves 41 dead

2014-01-29 09:33

Bolivia President Evo Morales has declared a state of emergency to assist victims of the country's deadly rainy season, which has claimed 41 lives and left 20 000 people homeless.

Pope leaves Brazil after giant beach mass

2013-07-29 08:57

Pope Francis has left Brazil after leading a giant beach mass for three million pilgrims, ending his historic trip to reignite Catholic passion with pleas for a humbler Church.

Plane row: Spain apologises to Bolivia

2013-07-16 07:48

Spain has apologised to Bolivia for refusing to allow President Evo Morales' plane to cross its airspace this month, an incident that became an international diplomatic scandal.

Spain 'told' Snowden was on Bolivia plane

2013-07-05 12:59

Spain says it and other European countries were told that fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden was aboard the Bolivian presidential plane that was diverted to Austria.

Obama, Merkel discuss US spy concerns

2013-07-04 11:01

President Barack Obama has spoken with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to address mounting European concerns about broad US surveillance programs.

Plane row: France apologises to Bolivia

2013-07-04 08:27

France has apologised to Bolivia for closing its airspace to President Evo Morales' jet, say reports. The plane was grounded in Vienna over suspicions it was carrying US fugitive Edward Snowden.

Bolivia 'to file UN complaint' over blockade

2013-07-03 13:04

Bolivia will file a complaint to UN chief Ban Ki-Moon over a move by several European countries to block President Evo Morales's plane from flying over their airspace, says an official.

Grounding of Morales plane slammed

2013-07-03 10:48

A number of South American countries have voiced their outrage after a plane carrying the President of Bolivia was grounded in Austria over suspicions the aircraft was carrying Edward Snowden, say reports.

Chavez lies in state for farewell

2013-03-07 08:10

Venezuelans have filed past the open casket of late President Hugo Chavez as he lies in state after throngs of weeping loyalists gave the firebrand leftist a rousing farewell on the streets.

Back in Venezuela, Chavez stays quiet

2013-02-20 09:00

A day after President Hugo Chavez surprised Venezuelans by returning home, after a two-month absence in Cuba for cancer treatment, the once-omnipresent leader has stayed out of the public eye.

Firearms in US embassy car 'a threat'

2012-03-28 09:04

Firearms found by Bolivian police in a US embassy van – an incident called a threat to national security – are for local police tasked with protecting US installations, US diplomats say.

Bolivia seeks coca leaf decriminalisation

2011-01-20 20:37

The coca leaf has been used in the Andes for medicinal and sacred purposes, but the rest of the world sees it as the source plant for cocaine.

Morales wins easy re-election

2009-12-07 07:47

President Evo Morales has easily won re-election, according to unofficial results, getting an overwhelming mandate for further revolutionary change on behalf of Bolivia's long-suppressed indigenous majority.

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