The Bolivian city of Sacaba was in mourning on Saturday after at least five supporters of the deposed president Evo Morales were shot dead by security forces.
A Bolivian town was in mourning on Saturday after at least five supporters of deposed president Evo Morales were shot dead by security forces.
Less than a month ago, it would have been impossible to predict that Jeanine Áñez, 52, a lawyer with a low political profile, would end up ruling Bolivia, at least temporarily.
Jeanine Áñez was sworn in as president after Evo Morales resigned on Sunday.
The long-serving leftist leader claimed he had been ousted by rivals in a coup following violence sparked by a disputed election.
Morales said he was resigning to ease violence that has gripped the South American nation since the last election in October, but he stoked fears of further unrest by saying he was the victim of a "civic coup" and faced arrest.
Scattered cases of police 'mutiny' are adding to the pressure on President Evo Morales amid a weeks-long standoff over a disputed election last month.
Supporters of President Evo Morales continued to clash violently with supporters of other presidential candidates in the city of Cochabamba
Violent clashes between security forces and demonstrators broke out again in the early hours of Wednesday morning in Bolivia's capital.
Sporadic and intense demonstrations have gripped Bolivia following a disputed 20 October election.
The result will see Morales lead Bolivia until 2025.
Bolivia's leftist leader Evo Morales was on track to win a fraught presidential race outright, edging to a decisive 10-point lead over his main rival after accusing the opposition on Wednesday of attempting a "coup" against him.
The demonstration was one of the largest in Bolivia in decades.
Bolivian President Evo Morales said he was confident he would win Sunday's election outright, despite an official preliminary count of 84% of ballots that showed he would probably be forced to a run-off vote.
Bolivia's elections on Sunday are expected to be the fiercest of the last decade with incumbent Evo Morales likely to be challenged in a second round for the first time since 2006.
Wildfires are still raging in the Amazon rainforest. 12 million hectares have burnt so far, three times more than last year. In Bolivia, over 5,000 people are fighting the blaze, but it is still out of control. Euronews Aid Zone reporter Monica Pinna recently returned from the affected area.
The Amazon is on fire, and not only in Brazil. Since July, Bolivia has lost two million hectares of forest, pushing its government to call on the EU to step in.
The EU is sending firefighters, drones and experts to help Bolivia fight forest fires
On the burned ground, dead animals are found and the others are running after a wildfire raged in the area
About 70% of Bolivia's Santa Cruz department — where more than a quarter of the country's population lives — is under "extreme from forest fires.
Hundreds of children and parents who are still young at heart took to the streets of La Paz for a bout of box cart racing on Sunday (July 28)
As dawn broke over the archaeological site of Tiwanaku indigenous Aymara raised their hands towards the first rays of the morning sun to welcome the Aymara New Year, 5527.
The residents-turned-painters are guided by four urban artists and about 50 masons
A landslide on the outskirts of La Paz destroyed over a dozen houses, but there were no casualties as the area had been evacuated.
Heavy rains in La Paz caused the collapse of a road in the mountainous city on Thursday (April 04), leaving residential homes literally on a cliff edge
A frog species on the brink of extinction has new hope after researchers made a dating profile for its last man standing.
Trumpets blare as townspeople walk solemly alongside a golden casket through the streets of South America's highest capital, La Paz, Bolivia, on Sunday (February 3), four weeks before carnival begins.