US senators Ted Cruz, Bob Menéndez and Dick Durbin introduced a resolution calling on Bolivia's President Evo Morales not to stand for re-election this October. Cruz said Bolivia is going in a "very dangerous direction, aligning itself with illegal and illegitimate regimes, including that of [Nicolás] Maduro in Venezuela. It is important that all parties respect the constitution of Bolivia, which includes term limits." Bolivia saw a wave of strikes and protests after a December ruling by the country's Supreme Electoral Tribunal allowing Morales to run for a fourth consecutive term in the 2019 election. The resolution comes just as Bolivia has announced a new partnership with Chinese company Xinjiang TBEA Group to exploit the country's valuable and largely untapped lithium deposits. China has for years been seeking deals to exploit Bolivia's strategic lithium reserves, in what some see as a global design to establish a "stranglehold" on the planet's rare earth minerals. (Photo via NACLA)
Bolivian President Evo Morales announced that his government will bring suit against Chile before the World Court seeking compensation for waters of the disputed Río Silala.
Protesters cut off access to the Bolivian mining city of Potosí for almost a month in a dispute with the central government over development and investment in the remote region.
Bolivia's President Evo Morales, running for a third term that the opposition calls unconstitutional, appealed to his followers to refrain from launching a "dirty war."
Three were killed as thousands of independent miners blocked highways across Bolivia to protest a pending law that would impose restrictions on their cooperatives.
With three dead in accidents, the Dakar Rally Raid cross-country motor-race is being blocked by campesinos in Argentina, with comrades in Bolivia and Chile at the ready.
Bolivia is mobilizing police to the route of the upcoming Dakar Rally Raid cross-country motor-race following a pledge by Aymara protesters to blockade it with their bodies.
At a “Hydrocarbon Sovereignty” conference in Tarija, Bolivia’s President Evo Morales said his country has achieved the conditions to obtain nuclear power for “pacific ends.”
Six dissident Aymara leaders held a hunger strike at the doors of the Bolivian congress building as lawmakers debated a bill on assigning legislative seats to ethnicities and regions.
Four killings of accused miscreants by local residents in Bolivia are being called “community justice” by the perpetrators—but “lynchings” by the government.
Aymara authorities at Mallku Khota in Bolivia’s Potosí department declared two technicians from Canadian mining company South American Silver to be fugitives from justice.
Rafael Quispe of the Bolivian Aymara organization CONAMAQ denounced President Evo Morales before the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva for violating indigenous autonomy.