Luis Arce, presidential candidate for Movement Towards Socialism (MAS). Photograph: Juan Karita/AP Photo

The Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) party looks set for a swift return to power in Bolivia just a year after its leader Evo Morales, was forced into (...)

Presidential candidate for the far right  Creemos party, Luis Fernando Camacho,  addresses supporters during a campaign rally in La Paz  ahead of the upcoming general election in Bolivia on October 18th. Photograph: Aizar Raldes/AFP/Getty

A year after its previous attempt ended in turmoil, Bolivia is set to try once again to elect a new president in an election that risks sparking renew(...)

Hundreds of people protest against the latest postponement of the Bolivian elections, in Sacaba, Bolivia, on August 4th. Photograph: Jorge Abrego/EPA

Demonstrators in Bolivia have dynamited Andean passes, scattered boulders across highways and dug trenches along rural roads to protest against repeat(...)

The collapse earlier this week of the trial in Bolivia that grew out of the 2009 police operation that killed Michael Dwyer and two other men was inevitable once the country’s president Evo Morales fled into exile last November.

The collapse earlier this week of the trial in Bolivia that grew out of the 2009 police operation that killed Irish man Michael Dwyer and two other me(...)

Bolivian president Evo Morales. Photograph: HO/Bolivian Presidency/AFP via Getty

When it eventually came, the end was swift for Evo Morales. Once the Organisation of American States said early on Sunday morning that its team of aud(...)

President of Bolivia Evo Morales: cult of personalty has developed around him after almost 14 years in power.  Photograph: Martin Alipaz

The contentious bid by Bolivia’s president Evo Morales to win a fourth consecutive term in office looks set to head for a run-off round after he faile(...)

Bolivia’s president Evo Morales answers questions from the press  in La Paz on Monday a day after Bolivians appear to have rejected his bid to seek a fourth term in office. Photograph: Aizar Raldes/AFP/Getty Images

Bolivia’s president Evo Morales looks set to suffer his first significant electoral reversal after a decade in power as voters appeared to reject a pr(...)

Bolivia’s president Evo Morales: faces accusations of influence-peddling involving his former partner. Photograph: EPA/ABI

A corruption affair involving his former lover has suddenly left Bolivia’s president Evo Morales facing the possibility his decade-long electoral win(...)

Tabaré Vázquez waves a Uruguayan flag to celebrate his victory in the country’s presidential election. His victory follows those in recent weeks for fellow leftists Evo Morales in Bolivia and Dilma Rousseff in Brazil. Photograph: Matilde Campodonico/AP

Sunday’s comfortable victory for the ruling Broad Front movement in Uruguay was the latest confirmation of the enduring appeal of left-wing rule in So(...)

Street vendors protesting against a 20 per cent increase in the cost of water yell at riot police in 2000, in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Photograph: Gonzalo Espinoza/AFP/Getty Images

If the debacle of Irish Water suggests the State is “heading gradually” towards ungovernability, as Fintan O’Toole suggested in these pages recently, (...)