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Bolivia's President Evo Morales - Sputnik International

Live Updates: Evo Morales Announces Resignation Amid Calls From Military, Police

The commander of the Bolivian armed forces, Williams Kaliman, has urged President Evo Morales to step down amid ongoing anti-government protests.

Protests in the country have been ongoing since 20 October after Bolivian President Evo Morales secured a new term in the presidential election. The rallies quickly morphed into unrest, accompanied by arson incidents and occupation of buildings, including offices of state media.

Unconfirmed reports started circulating on Sunday alleging Evo Morale's plane had requested flight plan route to Argentina. The footage of the alleged escape was shared earlier on Twiter, depicting a small jet taking off purportedly from El Alto airport in La Paz.

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08:58 GMT 11.11.2019
Moscow Concerned With 'Orchestrated Coup' in Bolivia, Calls on All Political Forces to Find Constitutional Solution to Crisis

The Russian Foreign Ministry is calling on all Bolivian political forces to act responsibly and to find a constitutional solution to the crisis.

"We call on all the political forces in Bolivia to exercise common sense and responsibility, to find a constitutional way out of the situation in the interests of peace, order, resumption of governance over state institutions, ensuring rights of all the citizens and the socioeconomic development of the country, with which we enjoy friendship and constructive and mutually beneficial cooperation. We expect that all the members of the global community, Bolivia's neighbors in the Latin American region, influential countries outside the region and international organizations will show a responsible approach," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said that while the Bolivian government was ready to engage in dialogue with the opposition, the opposition's steps resembled an "orchestrated coup."

08:09 GMT 11.11.2019
RT Editor-in-Chief Simonyan Offers Bolivian Ex-President Morales Job as TV Host
Bolivia's President Evo Morales delivers a speech to delegates at the People's Summit, in Panama City, Friday, April 10, 2015 - Sputnik International
RT Editor-in-Chief Simonyan Offers Bolivian Ex-President Morales Job as TV Host
07:21 GMT 11.11.2019
Russia Committed to Continuing Dialogue With Bolivian Government, Discuss Parliamentary Changes - Senior Lawmaker

Konstantin Kosachev, the chairman of the upper chamber of the Russian parliament's foreign affairs committee, said that Evo Morales' resignation is a sign that the country is committed to legal, democratic power transitions and he doubts that the Bolivian opposition will follow suit.

05:06 GMT 11.11.2019
Unidentified Attackers Throw Dynamite at Venezuelan Embassy in La Paz - Reports

Unidentified individuals attacked the Venezuelan Embassy in La Paz, striking it with dynamite, the Venezuelan envoy to Bolivia, Crisbeylee Gonzelez, said.

"People in hoods attacked the Venezuelan Embassy in Bolivia with dynamite and protected with shields. We are okay, we are safe, but someone is trying to kill us. Help us condemn this barbaric act," Gonzalez said, as quoted by the Bolivian ABI news agency.

The incident took place on Sunday following some mobilization calls throughout social media platforms for Venezuelan expats living in Bolivia to forcefully take over of the Venezuelan Embassy in La Paz.

02:43 GMT 11.11.2019
Bolivian Protesters Occupy Venezuelan Embassy in La Paz - Reports
02:27 GMT 11.11.2019
Bolivian Police Chief Refutes Morales Arrest Warrant - Report

According to local media, the nation's police chief Vladimir Yuri Calderon said that there was no warrant for the arrest of Evo Morales, slamming the reports as "fake news".

02:01 GMT 11.11.2019
Nicaragua Government Denounces 'Coup' in Bolivia

"We express our rejection and repudiation of the fascist practices that ignore the Constitution, Laws and Institutionality that govern the Democratic Life of the Peoples [...] The Bolivian People, Families, Women, Young People, have known 13 years of Stability, Peace, Good Governance and Decisive Progress on Poverty [...]  We recognize the Dignity and Courage of President Evo, Companion Álvaro, and the majority of the Bolivian People...", the Nicaraguan Government of Reconciliation and National Unity said Sunday.

01:56 GMT 11.11.2019
Chile Concerned Over Interruption of Electoral Process in Bolivia, Calls for Prompt, Peaceful Solution
01:47 GMT 11.11.2019
Video: Media Claim Protesters Loot, Vandalize Morales Property in Bolivia's Chapare
01:35 GMT 11.11.2019
Evo Morales Denounces 'Illegal' Arrest Warrant, Says His Home Was Attacked by 'Violent' Mob

"I denounce to the world and the Bolivian people that a police officer publicly announced that he is instructed to execute an illegal arrest warrant against me; likewise, violent groups assaulted my home. The coup destroys the rule of law", Morales tweeted.

01:20 GMT 11.11.2019
Arrest Warrant Issued for Evo Morales, Bolivian Police, Military Search for Former President - Opposition

Luis Fernando Camacho, a Santa Cruz civic leader and opposition figure, said Sunday that an arrest warrant for Morales had been issued, adding that Bolivian police, along with the nation's armed forces, have launched a search in the province of Chapare, where the former president has allegedly fled.

00:53 GMT 11.11.2019
Video: Unrest Continues Despite Morales Resignation, Protesters Burn Vehicles, Property

According to media reports, several incidents of arson occurred in the capital city of La Paz on Sunday. At least 15 vehicles were torched. Local media said that damage was also inflicted on the property of the former president.

00:33 GMT 11.11.2019
US House Committee on Foreign Affairs Chairman Says Bolivia 'At a Crossroads' After Morales Resignation

Following Bolivian President Evo Morales resignation, Representative Eliot L. Engel, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, praised the role of the Organization of American States (OAS) "in ensuring a level playing field in Bolivia’s upcoming election is more important now than it ever has been before."

“Bolivia is at a crossroads, and the Bolivian people must be able to count on the international community in the weeks and months ahead. I stand ready to provide any support that I can,” Engel said.

00:15 GMT 11.11.2019
Jeremy Corbyn Condemns 'Coup Against Bolivian People'
00:10 GMT 11.11.2019
Economic Boom, Social Spending, Coca and Constant Protests: Highlights of Evo Morales Presidency
Bolivia's President Evo Morales speaks during a ceremony in Sicaya, Cochabamba, Bolivia, October 26, 2019. Picture taken October 26, 2019.  - Sputnik International
Economic Boom, Social Spending, Coca and Constant Protests: Highlights of Evo Morales Presidency
00:05 GMT 11.11.2019
Bolivian Senate's Second VP Jeanine Anez Says Will Hold New Presidential Elections

Jeanine Anez,who earlier announced that she would assume presidency, following Morales' resignation, announced her intention to hold new presidential elections, according to local media.

"I will be in La Paz on Monday to officially assume the presidency in the orderly transfer of [executive] power to call on new elections", Anez told the Unitel broadcaster.

00:01 GMT 11.11.2019
Video: Shock, Joy, Disorder In Bolivia as President Evo Morales Resigns
Police officers standing on the rooftop of a security booth at a police station wave Bolivian flags in front of protesters in La Paz - Sputnik International
Video: Shock, Joy, Disorder In Bolivia as President Evo Morales Resigns
23:51 GMT 10.11.2019
Bolivian Police Seek to Detain Morales - Health Ministry
23:42 GMT 10.11.2019
Mexico Offers Asylum to Bolivia's Evo Morales

Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said that the country had received 20 Bolivian officials at its residence in La Paz and would offer an asylum to former Bolivian president Evo Morales if he sought it.

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador wrote on Twitter that the country "recognized the responsible attitude of the president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, who preferred to resign rather than to expose his people to violence".

23:32 GMT 10.11.2019
Bolivian Police Arrest Head of Nation's Electoral Commission, Deputy Head

The president and vice president of Bolivia's Central Election Commission were arrested, on the order of the country's interior ministry, after international observers reported alleged election irregularities during Bolivia's recent presidential election.

"Prosecution has began investigating the facts of the crimes committed during the election in relation to forging documents, manipulating information, changing and concealing results and voter lists, abuse of power", the Bolivian government said in a statement.

23:21 GMT 10.11.2019
Argentine President-Elect Fernandez Says 'Institutional Breakdown in Bolivia is Unacceptable'

"Institutional breakdown in Bolivia is unacceptable. The Bolivian people must choose as soon as possible, in free and informed elections, their next government", Argentine President Alberto Fernandez said.

23:11 GMT 10.11.2019
Peru Calls for Election Transparency in Bolivia, Restoration of Peace
23:03 GMT 10.11.2019
Bolivia Senate Second Vice-Speaker Announces Acceptance of the Nation's Supreme Authority

The Bolivian Senate's second vice president Jeanine Anez announced that she would assume presidency after other candidates to the post in the line of succession after the resignation of President Evo Morales also resigned, media reported.

Anez announced her decision to the Pagina 7 news outlet.

22:59 GMT 10.11.2019
Mexican FM Says Country Rejects 'Ongoing Military Operation' in Bolivia, Will Respect Democracy

"In Bolivia, there is an ongoing military operation, we reject it. It is similar to those tragic events that enshrined our Latin America in the last century. Mexico will maintain its position of respect for democracy and institutions", Mexico's Foreing Minister Marcelo Ebrard said.

22:21 GMT 10.11.2019
Bolivia Senate Speaker Resigns - Report

The Speaker of the Bolivian Senate, Adriana Salvatierra, submitted her resignation on Sunday, hours after Bolivian President Evo Morales and the nation's vice president, Alvaro Garcia Linera, almost simultaneously announced their resignations, local media said.

According to the Bolivian constitution, Salvatierra should have gained a superior authority in the country after both the president and the vice president stepped down.

22:15 GMT 10.11.2019
Cuba Slams Morales Resignation as State Coup, Urges Global Community to Support Former Bolivian Leader

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez said Sunday that "violent coup d'etat threatens democracy in Bolivia".

22:11 GMT 10.11.2019
Nicolas Maduro Condemns 'Coup d'Etat' Against Bolivian President Evo Morales

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Sunday that Caracas "categorically condemned the coup d'etat" against Bolivian President Evo Morales.

21:00 GMT 10.11.2019
Evo Morales Resigns From Bolivian Presidency Amid Calls From Military, Police
Bolivia's President Evo Morales looks on during a press conference in La Paz, Bolivia, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. Morales is calling for new presidential elections and an overhaul of the electoral system Sunday after a preliminary report by the Organization of American States found irregularities in the Oct. 20 elections.  - Sputnik International
Evo Morales Resigns From Bolivian Presidency Amid Calls From Military, Police
20:49 GMT 10.11.2019
Bolivia National Police Commander Calderon Calls on President Morales to Resign
20:44 GMT 10.11.2019
Bolivian Military Calls on President Morales to Resign
Police against the reelection of President Evo Morales stand on the rooftop of a police station just meters away from the presidential palace in La Paz - Sputnik International
Bolivian Military Calls on President Morales to Resign
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