At the same time, the Russian Foreign Ministry has stated that Moscow considers the situation in Bolivia to be equivalent to a coup d'état.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa have discussed cooperation between their countries during a two-day summit, holding meetings in both open and closed formats.
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) – Police and military personnel in La Paz, Bolivia have used batons and tear gas to disperse supporters of former President Evo Morales, who are protesting against interim President Jeanine Anez in the wake of Morales' resignation, footage released by the media showed.
BRASILIA (Sputnik) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said the country's presidency of BRICS the next year would be focused on the further development of trade and investment cooperation among member states, adding that Moscow will prepare a busy program of events for the next year’s BRICS summit in St. Petersburg.
The coup in Bolivia that ousted former President Evo Morales may be an attempt by the US to control Bolivia’s lithium resources and split the country in two, Chuck Kaufman, the national co-Coordinator of the Alliance for Global Justice (AFGJ) told Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear.
Brazil's national capital hosts the regular summit of BRICS member states — Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. The goal of the association of five major emerging economies is to advance multipolarity in the international arena.
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Former Bolivian President Evo Morales on Wednesday held the first press conference since being forced to flee Bolivia and finding refuge in Mexico in which he hinted that he might return into the presidential race during the next election.
Evo Morales was ousted as Bolivia’s president just days after cancelling a lucrative lithium mining contract with a German firm. Morales’ cautious path, which put Bolivians before transnational firms, stood in the way of incredible profits from an electric car battery market that promises to explode.
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Bolivia's Interim President Jeanine Anez said on Wednesday that she intended to annul the decision of the constitutional court allowing unlimited re-election for the country's leaders in an apparent move to ban ex-president Evo Morales to take part in upcoming elections.
After Bolivia's entire government resigned, riots erupted in the country, accompanied by arsons and attacks on the homes of officials, mainly in the nation's largest cities.
Brazilian security forces arrived earlier at the Venezuelan Embassy in the capital to work out a peaceful resolution to the dispute between the embassy staff and supporters of opposition leader Juan Guaido.
A 5.5 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Guatemala, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported.
Bolivian unrest driven by the dispute over the election results evokes strong memories of the January crisis in Venezuela and the 2016 removal of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, says Brazilian scholar Gustavo Guerreiro, outlining the US role in the deposition of Morales.
BRASILIA (Sputnik) - The Brazilian security forces are working for a peaceful resolution of the dispute between the staff of the Venezuelan Embassy and supporters of opposition leader Juan Guaido, the Brazilian presidency said in a statement.
The two-day 11th summit of BRICS member states — Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa — begins in Brasilia on Wednesday and will gather together the leaders of the international association. BRICS is aimed at the promotion of multipolarity on the global scene.
Earlier, several media outlets reported that the embassy had been invaded by people linked to Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido. The latter proclaimed himself interim president of the country in January 2019 and unsuccessfully tried to oust the elected president, Nicolas Maduro.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Bolivian armed forces have declared support for the opposition senator Jeanine Anez, who assumed presidential powers following the resignation of former leader Evo Morales, and announced their readiness to cooperate with her, Armed Forces Commander Williams Kaliman said on Wednesday.
BRASILIA (Sputnik) - The two-day 11th summit of BRICS member states — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — will begin in Brasilia on Wednesday and will gather the leaders of the international association, which is aimed at the promotion of multipolarity on the global scene.
The situation in Bolivia remains tense since longtime President Evo Morales stepped down on Sunday, amid violent mass rallies and later left the country.
The unrest was stirred up last month by a public transport peak-time fare hike that caused students to start jumping turnstiles in protest while demanding improvements in education and health care, with the turmoil gradually escalating and spreading nationwide.