It was big news when a grand jury voted to indict former President Donald Trump.
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For the first time, a former US president has been indicted, and two scholars describe what it means for democracy – and for them.
A movement on the march.
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Thousands of demonstrators have descended on Lima amid violent clashes with police. The protest movement could be taking cues from earlier mobilizations in neighboring Bolivia.
Luis Arce (centre) celebrates after an exit poll put him as victor in Bolivia’s presidential election.
Exit polls suggest Luis Arce, a former finance minister under Evo Morales, has won Bolivia’s presidential elections.
A new study revealed that indigenous territories store more than half the carbon in the Amazon forest.
A supporter of former Bolivian president Evo Morales tells a police officer to respect the nation’s indigenous people, in La Paz, Bolivia, Nov. 12, 2019.
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Evo Morales is at least the ninth Bolivian president to by forced out of office by a mass uprising. But even in exile he remains by far the most popular politician in the country.
Many thought Bolivia had changed for good under Evo Morales – but perhaps that thinking was premature.
The late Robert Mugabe, a few months before he was removed from office in a coup.
When the military intervened against Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe in 2017, it wasn’t widely called a military coup. New research shows that’s exactly what it was.
Supporters of former Bolivian president Evo Morales rally with indigenous flags outside the city of Cochabamba, Bolivia, Nov. 18, 2019.
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Indigenous people, symbols and religious practices filled the halls of power in Bolivia during Evo Morales’ 14-year tenure. Now a new conservative Christian leader seems to be erasing that legacy.
The Salar de Uyuni salt flat contains much of the world’s lithium.
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Bolivia’s huge lithium reserves are isolated and hard to extract, and global uncertainty over electric vehicles is bad for business.
Chilean police clash with anti-government demonstrators during a protest in Santiago, Chile, Nov. 12, 2019. Santiago is one of a dozen cities worldwide to see mass unrest in recent months.
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From Santiago and La Paz to Beirut and Jakarta, many of the cities now gripped by protest share a common problem: They’ve grown too much, too fast.
Recent events in Bolivia represent both a military coup d'état and a moment of mass protest.
Firefighters and volunteers have been working around the clock to tackle the flames.
While the world watches the Brazilian Amazon burn, across the border in Bolivia it’s also ablaze.
Bolivia’s Evo Morales and Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro are both classic Latin American strongmen. But that’s where the similarities end.
Bolivia’s populist leader has been in office for 12 years. He’s a thorn in the US’s side and an ally of the late Hugo Chávez. Now he’s running for a fourth term. But that doesn’t make him a dictator.
Rally against Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas, Venezuela.
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Rather than an outright coup, Venezuela’s government has slowly eroded its democratic institutions and processes, until now.
Environmental activists demand a fair climate change deal outside the United Nations Climate Change conference in South Africa recently.
The 2016 State of the Nation Address provides President Zuma with the ideal opportunity to be statesman-like. That would require bold action of his part, something that he is unlikely to do.
The way we were.
Latin America suddenly seems to be lurching to the right – but was it ever that far left in the first place?
Affection for Bolivia’s president depends very much on who you are.
The president of Bolivia styles himself as a champion of his indigenous peoples. In reality, he has turned his back on them and aligned himself with the colonial elites.
Not for turning.
Evo Morales appears poised to win a third term as president of Bolivia in an election on October 12 at the helm of his “Movement Towards Socialism” (MAS) party. Yet he remains a controversial figure both…
Bolivia’s new mining bill has put the country on a knife-edge.
The government of president Evo Morales has approved a new mining law for Bolivia. It received virtually no international news coverage, yet is proving highly divisive within the country. A previous version…