Police officers wave a national flag while standing on the roof of their headquarters in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Photo: Reuters

Bolivia’s unrest grows as police join protests against President Evo Morales’ claimed re-election

  • The Defence Minister described the act as a ‘police mutiny’, but rejected the idea of a military intervention ‘at this time’
  • The disputed results of the October 20 election have triggered a wave of protests, which have left three dead and more than 300 injured
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Police officers wave a national flag while standing on the roof of their headquarters in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Photo: Reuters
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Police stand guard outside the top electoral court where protesters who are against the re-election of President Evo Morales wait for the final results in La Paz, Bolivia. Photo: AP

Bolivia’s president claims victory in disputed election, denounces foreign-backed ‘coup’ attempt

  • Evo Morales, who has governed landlocked Bolivia for almost 14 years claims he has numbers to avoid election run-off
  • Opposition rival Carlos Mesa urged his supporters to step up protests
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Police stand guard outside the top electoral court where protesters who are against the re-election of President Evo Morales wait for the final results in La Paz, Bolivia. Photo: AP
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