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Evo Morales (C) and Vice-President Alvaro Garcia Linera (L) in El Alto, Bolivia. A 30-strong Organisation of American States election audit team was dispatched to Bolivia this week. Photograph: Martin Alipaz/EPA

The Organisation of American States (OAS) has started an audit of the disputed presidential election that sparked a wave of protests across Bolivia in(...)

Bolivia’s president Evo Morales speaks during a news conference at the presidential palace, La Casa Grande del Pueblo, in La Pazon Thursday. Photograph:  David Mercado/Reuters

Bolivian president Evo Morales rebuked a regional election observer mission on Thursday for questioning the legitimacy of what he insisted was an outr(...)

Paul Newman, left, as Butch Cassidy, and Robert Redford, as the Sundance Kid, appear in the final shootout scene in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

It remains an oddity that two of the most successful US westerns ever emerged in a year when the genre looked to be dead in its boots. Sam Peckinpah’s(...)

AIB Mortgage Bank is seeking to repossess a property in Dublin belonging to   MEP Mick Wallace. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

There is no sustainable solution to politician Mick Wallace’s debt that doesn’t involve his residence in Clontarf, Dublin, being sold, a court heard o(...)

Supporters of Bolivia’s opposition presidential candidate Carlos Mesa shout slogans against supporters of president and candidate Evo Morales. Photograph: Aizar Raldes/AFP/Getty Images

Demonstrators have taken to the streets in Bolivia after the counting of votes in Sunday’s presidential election descended into controversy with the r(...)

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(...)

Bolivian president Evo Morales  casts his vote at a polling station on Sunday. Photograph: Jorge Abrego/EPA

South America’s longest-serving leader is seeking an unprecedented fourth term in Bolivian elections, but polls suggest Evo Morales is in the tightest(...)

View of a burnt area of forest in Altamira, Para state, Brazil, on August 27th. Photograph:  Joao Laet/AFP/Getty Images

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday that South American countries would meet to determine a common policy in defence of the Amazon r(...)

Firefighters work to put out fires along the road to Jacunda National Forest, near the city of Porto Velho in Brazil’s Amazon region. Photograph: Eraldo Peres/AP

Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, says he will only consider accepting an aid package to help put out fires raging across the Amazon rainforest if h(...)

View of a burnt area after a fire in the Amazon rainforest near Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil, on August 25th, 2019. Photograph: Joao Laet/AFP/Getty Images

Leaders of the G7 nations have said they are preparing to help Brazil battle fires burning across the Amazon region and repair the damage as thousands(...)

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