Bolivian government officials held an all-night meeting with mutinous police officers in an effort to end a six-day mutiny that some say threatens the country's stability.
Holding up a coca leaf at a U.N. meeting on narcotics Monday, Bolivian President Evo Morales defended the practice of chewing on the leaves as tradition and urged the body to reconsider its decision to declare it illegal.
Bolivian President Evo Morales brings banned coca leaves to a U.N. meeting on narcotics. CNN's Michael Holmes reports.
Bowing to months of pressure and demonstrations from indigenous communities, Bolivian President Evo Morales has scrapped a plan for the construction of an international highway through a national park that is their ancestral homeland.
Bolivian indigenous leaders vow to keep fighting a road project through a national park on their ancestral homeland even though President Evo Morales said he would suspend construction pending a national dialogue.
Bolivian President Evo Morales apologized for the humiliation suffered by indigenous peoples at the hands of the police over the weekend, and said his government did not mandate the attacks, state media reported late Wednesday.
Bolivian President Evo Morales has put the brakes on a controversial road project through a national park in the Amazon rainforest where indigenous communities live.
The United States metes out certifications to other countries for their cooperation on drug trafficking, but as the nation with the biggest demand for illegal drugs, who evaluates the United States? Bolivian President Evo Morales posed that question in an interview with CNN en Español, reiterating a recent comment that drew attention.
Bolivia's government is accusing U.S. officials of meddling in the South American nation's internal affairs and fueling indigenous protests of a proposed highway project.
Bolivia's president told CNN en Español Wednesday that he remains afraid that the United States government is plotting against him.
Bolivian leader Evo Morales says he's worried that U.S. authorities will plant something on his presidential plane to link him with drug trafficking when he attends Wednesday's United Nations General Assembly meeting.
Bolivian President Evo Morales is apologizing to the Jewish community in neighboring Argentina for having hosted the Iranian defense minister last month.
Bolivian President Evo Morales reinstated 17 of his 20 ministers and replaced three in a Cabinet shakeup Sunday, the state-run ABI news agency reported.
Bolivia's president could face high political costs after a policy change last month that sent gas and food prices soaring for several days in the South American country, analysts say.
Thousands turn out in cities across Bolivia to protest an increase in fuel prices.
Bolivian President Evo Morales has reinstated subsidies on petroleum products after protests over higher fuel prices, the state-run news agency ABI reported Friday.
Bolivian President Evo Morales on Thursday defended his decision to end fuel subsidies, a move that caused gasoline and diesel prices to spike and has led to protests in major cities since it was announced over the weekend.
President Evo Morales sought Wednesday to drum up support for his move over the weekend to end subsidies on the price of gasoline, a decision that resulted in the largest gas price increase in 30 years and led to protests in some cities.
Bolivian President Evo Morales was in a hospital Tuesday, three days after knee surgery, but has started physical rehabilitation, the state-run ABI news agency reported.
The Bolivian Andes could contain almost of third of the world's lithium - the power source of choice for electric cars.
It was the soccer foul seen round the world -- a knee to an opponent's groin. It didn't earn a red card and an ejection for Bolivian President Evo Morales, but it was caught on video -- and in this viral world of YouTube, it got him a lot of unwanted attention.
It was the type of move that only a head of state could get away with.
The Bolivian government on Wednesday defended itself from accusations that it has not invested enough in a southwestern province that has found itself under siege by protesters for two weeks.
Protesters in Potosi have blocked access to their city for more than two weeks. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
Bolivia's president wants a peaceful solution to a two-week-old protest by residents of a remote Andean city who have cut off all roads, train and air traffic with the rest of the world, a government spokesman said Tuesday.
Bolivian President Evo Morales handily won re-election Sunday, unofficial preliminary results showed.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad continued his three-nation tour of Latin America on Tuesday, signing accords with Bolivian President Evo Morales and pledging mutual cooperation.
Bolivian President Evo Morales said Wednesday he does not regret expelling the U.S. ambassador last year, maintaining again that the envoy was plotting with opposition politicians.
Bolivian police Thursday foiled a plot to assassinate President Evo Morales, the country's vice president and other top government officials, Morales said in Venezuela, where he is attending a summit.
After weeks of enduring cajoling and threats that culminated in a hunger strike by President Evo Morales, Bolivia's congress on Tuesday approved a law allowing him to run for re-election in December.
Bolivian President Evo Morales vowed Friday to continue his hunger strike, initiated Thursday at the presidential palace, until the opposition-led Senate sets a date for general elections that are expected to give him another five-year term.
Bolivians were on their way Sunday night to overwhelmingly approving a new constitution that would allow leftist President Evo Morales to run for another term later this year, unofficial preliminary results indicate.
CNN's Kristie Lu Stout speaks with journalist Martin Arostegui about Bolivia's referendum.
Bolivians are widely expected to approve a new constitution Sunday that would allow leftist President Evo Morales to run for another term this year, which he can't do under the current document.
A top Bolivian government official said Monday that the country's intelligence services had uncovered a plot to assassinate President Evo Morales.
Accusing the US of trying to oust his regime, President Morales kicks out the DEA -- but promises to repair ties with post-Bush Washington
Bolivian President Evo Morales said Saturday that he was suspending the work of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in Bolivia and that the government will take control of its activities in the war on drugs.
Bolivia's Congress approved an agreement Tuesday between the government and opposition leaders to hold a referendum on a constitution that would grant more power to the nation's Indian majority, the state news agency said.
Bolivian President Evo Morales on Tuesday said the United States has tried to thwart his political ambitions and, more recently, failed to condemn a pro-autonomy movement that uses "terrorist" tactics.
Bolivian protesters are marching on Santa Cruz and threatening to take the wealthiest city. CNN's Karl Penhaul reports.
The prospect of more violence in Bolivia remained high Tuesday as negotiators continue to search for a solution to a crisis that has threatened to divide the country.
An air of anxiety clutches Bolivia this weekend amid high-stakes talks designed to end bloodshed and keep the country whole.
U.S. Ambassador to Bolivia Philip Goldberg denied Thursday that he encouraged anti-government demonstrators to commit violence in the Latin American nation.
Violence escalates amid a rebellion by opposition supporters seeking autonomy for their regions from the central government
Bolivian Government troops continued to arrive in the city of La Paz, as hundreds of demonstrators marched.
Both sides in a bitter dispute that has threatened to fracture Bolivia reached a tentative agreement Tuesday intended to resolve the crisis.
Leaders of nine South American nations are meeting in effort to solve a crisis. CNN's Ione Molinares reports.
An agreement aimed at ending violence and bloodshed that has erupted in Bolivian provinces has been reached between President Evo Morales and provincial governors, officials announced Tuesday.
Demonstrations against Bolivia's president erupt over tax issues and proposed constitutional changes.
The Peace Corps temporarily has suspended operations in Bolivia because of "growing instability," the organization said.
Heads of South American nations lent support Monday night to President Evo Morales of Bolivia, who says opposition leaders are trying to overthrow his government.
President Evo Morales struggled to assert control over a badly fractured Bolivia on Sunday
At least 16 people have been killed in fighting between Bolivian government forces and supporters of an autonomy movement in the east of the country, according to the nation's interior ministry.
Bolivian authorities declared a state of siege to begin at midnight Friday in the eastern department of Pando, which has been the site of recent unrest.
CNN's Tim Lister reports on the growing crisis between President Morales and his opponents in Bolivia.
Eight people died Thursday of gunshot wounds in clashes between pro-autonomy militants and Bolivian government supporters in Providencia in the northeastern department of Pando, an official said.
President Evo Morales says "Yanqui, go home" amid ongoing regional and ethnic tension in South America's poorest country
Bolivian President Evo Morales called Wednesday for the U.S. ambassador to be expelled for allegedly encouraging anti-government protesters.
An insurrection against President Evo Morales in the eastern part of the country entered its second week Tuesday, with groups backed by local governors seizing control of government offices and airports and threatening to shut off a gas pipeline that feeds strategic fields in Argentina and Brazil.
Bolivian President Evo Morales arrived Monday in Iran on his first official visit to the country, the Iranian Press TV reported.
Five of Bolivia's nine states staged a civic strike Tuesday, protesting against President Evo Morales and demanding a larger share of the country's natural gas revenues.
CNN's Hugh Riminton speaks with journalist Martin Arostegui about the referendum on Bolivia's left-wing government.
Evo Morales built his career fighting U.S.-backed efforts to eradicate coca production, but he's turned in a solid performance in fighting drug trafficking
Bolivian President Evo Morales is asking coca farmers to supplement their crops with rice and corn as a way of holding down coca production while helping to feed South America's poorest country
People in two Bolivian states celebrated what they viewed as a victory Sunday night in referendums on autonomy from the central government.
CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva talks to Erasto Almeida of the Eurasia Group about how Santa Cruz autonomy could affect Bolivia.
Pro-government peasant groups are being blamed for burning dozens of ballot boxes Sunday in Bolivia's largest state of Santa Cruz, where voters are casting their ballots in an autonomy referendum.
Bolivia's president Monday set August 10 as the date for a vote of confidence he predicts will give him a new mandate and strengthen his hand against movements for autonomy in several states.
Bolivian President Evo Morales said Thursday he supports a congressional decision to hold a referendum on whether he and his administration should remain in power amid a move for autonomy that he opposes.
Bolivian President Evo Morales has renewed calls for negotiations with the governors of states considering autonomy.
Violent clashes erupt across Bolivia as Santa Cruz voted to gain autonomy. CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.
Bolivians in the Santa Cruz region voted for autonomy Sunday amid minor clashes that injured at least 25 people.
Thousands of people in Bolivia's largest state celebrated what they saw as the success of a referendum on autonomy Sunday night, but the country's president said the measure had failed.
Ronald Larsen's confrontation with government officials has become a focus in an increasingly bitter dispute over land
Hundreds of people jammed streets outside Bolivia's congress building to prevent opposition politicians from entering.
Bolivian President Evo Morales plans to sign legislation Friday scheduling a May 4 referendum on a new constitution, the Bolivian Information Agency reported.
An American man and a Uruguayan woman were sentenced to prison Tuesday night for their roles in deadly bombings at two hotels in Bolivia, the Bolivian news agency reported.
Bolivian government representatives will meet with breakaway governors next week in a bid to avert a political split that threatens to tear the Andean country in half.
Bolivian President Evo Morales addresses supporters and defends the country's new constitution as regions seek autonomy.
Tensions were rising in Bolivia on Saturday as members of the country's four highest natural gas-producing regions declared autonomy from the central government.
The Bolivian government stepped up its criticism of U.S. aid this week as a top Cabinet official alleged that Washington is supporting opposition to President Evo Morales' sweeping leftist reforms.
Though leftist parties hold power in countries like Bolivia, pro-choice activists are finding themselves on the defensive
Bolivian President Evo Morales wants to convince the world that the coca leaf has been unfairly maligned. Yes, it's the key ingredient in cocaine, but the leaf also has nutritional and pharmaceutical uses, according to the International Coca Research Institute in La Paz.
The president of Bolivia announced that his country may have a chance at obtaining a much coveted spot on the U.N. Security Council, the body within the United Nations charged with maintaining global peace and security.
The presidents of four South American nations on Thursday presented a unified front committed to energy cooperation after an unscheduled summit prompted when Bolivian President Evo Morales moved earlier this week to nationalize his country's natural gas industry.
In Bolivia a few days ago, they were celebrating the inauguration of Evo Morales, the country's first Indian president.
He has been described as the next Che Guevara, the next Hugo Chavez, the next Fidel Castro. Evo Morales, a former coca growers' union leader and the new President of Bolivia, has pledged to nationalize his country's oil and gas industry, redistribute privately owned land, and decriminalize the coca leaf, a staple of Bolivian indigenous culture as well as the prime ingredient in the manufacturing of cocaine.
The leftist who claimed victory in Bolivia's presidential race on Monday repeated his promise to end a U.S.-backed program to eradicate coca plants, saying the crop that provides the raw material for cocaine is part of Bolivian culture.
A Bolivian newspaper cartoon ahead of the weekend's presidential elections featured Evo Morales arm-wrestling his principal rival, Jorge Quiroga, while simultaneously stretching out a foot to hold Samuel Doria Medina, the third major player in Sunday's vote, at bay. Looking on nervously at Quiroga's shoulder is the figure of Uncle Sam.
Bolivian socialist leader Evo Morales has claimed victory in that turbulent Andean country's presidential election after conservative rival Jorge Quiroga conceded defeat.
As the governmental capital of a country supposedly on the brink of chaos, La Paz was surprisingly tranquil this week.
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