Bolivia

Bolivia ruling party backs Morales for a fourth term

Leftist party picks Morales as its candidate for 2019 presidential elections, defying results of a February referendum.

Weather

Is mining to blame for the drought in Bolivia?

Environmentalists claim the country's ongoing drought exposes the negative impacts of the mining industry.

Aviation

Colombia plane ran out of fuel, pilot said before crash

Electrical failure and lack of fuel resulted in plane crash, according to recording of pilot's final communication.

Bolivia

Bolivia declares national emergency amid drought

The lack of water has sparked protests in Bolivia and forced President Evo Morales to declare a national emergency.

Latin America

The 'pink tide' in crisis

To defend their social goals, Latin American states need to risk encroaching on the profits and rights of investors.

by Richard Seymour

Bolivia

Bolivia says minister killed by striking miners

Rodolfo Illanes, Bolivia's deputy interior minister, was reportedly beaten to death after being kidnapped by miners.

Human Rights

Can Bolivia's new measures counteract gender violence?

Bolivia has one of the highest rates of gender violence, with nine in 10 women experiencing it in their lifetime.

Sweden

Italy, Netherlands ask to share Security Council seat

Two countries tied in vote after Bolivia, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan and Sweden are chosen for non-permanent seats.

Argentina

Argentina jails dictator for international death squad

Former general and 14 others jailed for their role in Operation Condor, a unit set up to kill South American dissidents.

Latin America

Bolivia's indigenous women scaling new heights

Known as Cholitas, the women have climbed mountains more than 6,000m high and are aiming higher.

Latin America

Bolivian women mining for a living and for respect

Despite local superstition that female presence brings bad luck, women eke out a living inside dangerous Bolivian mines.

Science & Technology

The Bolivian teenager turning e-waste into robots

In the rural town of Patacamaya, Esteban Quispe makes robots from scrap to give his family a better future.

Politics

Bolivia's Morales loses referendum for fourth term

President loses hotly contested poll by slim margin barring him from seeking fourth term in office.

Human Rights

Bolivia president projected to lose key referendum

With full official results not expected for a week, exit polls suggest president's bid to change constitution rejected.

Politics

Bolivia's Morales set to lose referendum on fourth term

President's bid to run for another term appears to be headed towards a slim defeat, unofficial partial vote counts show.