A broken portrait of former Bolivia's President Evo Morales, who resigned on Sunday. Photo: AP

Bolivians celebrate after leader Evo Morales heeds military’s call to resign, leaving presidency in limbo

  • The military chief urged the president to step down to ease political turmoil and violent protests on the streets triggered by last month’s election
  • Before Morales finished his statement, people began honking their car horns and taking to the streets to celebrate, waving flags and setting off fireworks
Topic |   Human rights

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A broken portrait of former Bolivia's President Evo Morales, who resigned on Sunday. Photo: AP
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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
Topic |   Americas

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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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