Presidents Ollanta Humala, right, of Peru, and Evo Morales, of Bolivia, at a press conference in 2015. (Image: Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Relations, CC BY-SA 4.0)

Top Story — The presidents of Peru and Bolivia have both been associated with large-scale corruption investigations in recent days. A Brazilian federal police report from Feb. 5 asserts that authorities investigating a kickbacks scheme at the state oil firm Petrobras are broadening the scope of their probe, alleging that Peruvian President Ollanta Humala received…

Bolivian President Evo Morales. (Image: Sebastian Baryli, CC BY 2.0)

Top Story — Exit polls and early vote counting from a referendum in Bolivia show that President Evo Morales is likely to lose his bid to seek re-election for a fourth term by a narrow margin. Government officials, however, have described the outcome as a tie, considering that the votes from several rural districts, where…

Bolivian President Evo Morales, whose MAS party suffered losses in regional elections.

Top Story — The political party of Bolivia’s President Evo Morales lost several key seats in legislative and gubernatorial elections on Sunday, reports suggest, following Morales’ re-election last year to a third term with 61 percent of the vote. The Associated Press called the loss the greatest electoral setback faced by the Movement Toward Socialism…

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Top Story — The Bolivian ombudsman decried a spike in sexual violence against young girls in the country, following the rape and killing of a four-year-old in Palos Blancos, a town northeast of the capital of La Paz. The rape-slaying follows two near-identical crimes against young Bolivian girls in the last two weeks, all of…

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Top Story — The government of Bolivian President Evo Morales denied rumors that the country will expel the soft drink multinational Coca-Cola from its territory on December 21, 2012, the end of a cycle of the Mayan calendar. Rumors that Coca-Cola would be banned from Bolivia circulated after Bolivian Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca said that the beginning…

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Top Story — Bolivian government representatives traveled to Oromomo in the Amazon basin lowlands on Sunday, kicking off a campaign to convince sixty-nine indigenous communities in Bolivia to approve a highway through their territories. The indigenous groups will decide on August 20 whether or not they approve the construction of a 200-mile highway through the Isiboro…