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    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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    • 11:58

      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."

    • 11:09

      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

      RT Editor-in-Chief Simonyan Offers Bolivian Ex-President Morales Job as TV Host

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Evo Morales, who recently resigned as president of Bolivia, may not be unemployed for long, Sputnik and RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan said on Monday, offering Morales his own show at the broadcaster’s Spanish-language channel, citing previous experience with another former South American president-turned-TV presenter.
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    • 10:21

      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.

    • 08:06

      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.

    • 05:43

      Bolivian Protesters Occupy Venezuelan Embassy in La Paz - Reports

    • 05:27

      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".

    • 05:01

      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.

    • 04:56

      Chile Concerned Over Interruption of Electoral Process in Bolivia, Calls for Prompt, Peaceful Solution

    • 04:47

      Video: Media Claim Protesters Loot, Vandalize Morales Property in Bolivia's Chapare

    • 04:35

      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.

    • 04:20

      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.

    • 03:53

      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.

    • 03:33

      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.

    • 03:15

      Jeremy Corbyn Condemns 'Coup Against Bolivian People'

    • 03:10

      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.

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    • 03:05

      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.

    • 03:01

      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

      Video: Shock, Joy, Disorder In Bolivia as President Evo Morales Resigns

      Following a wave of high-profile resignations in Bolivia, including that of embattled ex-President Evo Morales, people took to the streets on Sunday in joy and confusion after weeks of protests demanding the annulment of the 20 October presidential vote and calling for deep economic reform in the country.
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    • 02:51

      Bolivian Police Seek to Detain Morales - Health Ministry

    • 02:42

      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".

    • 02:32

      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.

    • 02:21

      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.

    • 02:11

      Peru Calls for Election Transparency in Bolivia, Restoration of Peace

    • 02:03

      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.

    • 01:59

      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.

    • 01:21

      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.

    • 01:15

      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".

    • 01:11

      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.

    • 00:00

      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.

      Evo Morales Resigns From Bolivian Presidency Amid Calls From Military, Police

      Bolivian President Evo Morales announced his resignation on Sunday after the nation's military and police urged the leader to step down amid ongoing violent protest across the Latin American country.
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    • 23:49

      Bolivia National Police Commander Calderon Calls on President Morales to Resign

    • 23:44

      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

      Bolivian Military Calls on President Morales to Resign

      The Bolivian Armed Forces on Sunday called on President Evo Morales to step down as a means of securing the stability of a nation that has been hit by violent unrest since October.
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