Category: Bolivia

U.S. jury found Bolivian ex-president responsible for killings

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   Yesterday afternoon, a U.S. jury found Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, the ex-president of Bolivia, and his then foreign minister Carlos Sánchez Berzaín, responsible for the […] Read More >

Goni and El Zorro fall and $10 Million is awarded to Indigenous Bolivian survivors in landmark human rights case

FORT LAUDERDALE, April 3, 2018—In an unexpected move, a federal jury found the ex-President of Bolivia, Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, and his foreign minister, Carlos Sánchez Berzaín, responsible for the […] Read More >

Seven dead and 25 injured in police raid of Bolivian prison Palmasola

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Before dawn yesterday 2,300 police officers supported by helicopters raided the largest prison in Bolivia, resulting in 7 dead inmates and 25 injured, including seven officers. […] Read More >

Bolivian ex-President will stand trial for massacre in US Court

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Former Bolivian President Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada will stand trial next month in Florida. It will be the first time a former head of state faces a […] Read More >

Chile announces defense plan against Bolivian maritime dispute

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Chilean foreign minister Heraldo Muñoz spoke out about Chile’s defense plan against Bolivia’s maritime claim on Tuesday. Both countries will present their oral arguments on March […] Read More >

Andean Leaders Face Corruption Probes

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 […] Read More >

Bolivia Votes Against Fourth Term for Morales, Polls Suggest

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 […] Read More >

Bolivia To Hold Referendum on Fourth Term for President

Top Story — Bolivia’s legislature on Saturday voted to allow a referendum which could allow President Evo Morales to run for a fourth term as president in 2019. The National […] Read More >

Pope Apologizes For Colonial-Era Church Abuses

Top Story — Pope Francis publicly apologized on Thursday for the abuses committed by the Catholic Church against the indigenous populations of the Americas during the colonial period, using stronger […] Read More >

Party of Bolivian President Takes Losses in Regional Polls

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 […] Read More >