ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece on Friday backed calls by Bolivia's left-wing President Evo Morales for a negotiated settlement to the severe political and financial crisis in Venezuela, in what...
Bolivia’s Morales, in Greece, backs Venezuela’s Maduro
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Bolivia's left-wing president on Thursday compared Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido to an erstwhile colonial viceroy and spoke out against any military intervention...
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Tens of thousands of revelers are celebrating Carnival in Bolivia.
The largest parade took place Saturday in the Andean city of Oruro, which is located 120 kilometers...
In Bolivia, a new generation of wrestlers in bowler hats
EL ALTO, Bolivia (AP) — A new generation of athletes is coming to one of the world's more colorful sporting spectacles: the fighting cholitas of Bolivia, who take to a wrestling ring in the...
Bus hits dump truck in Bolivia; at least 24 reported dead
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A passenger bus crashed head-on with a dump truck in southern Bolivia on Monday, killing at least 24 people and injuring 12 more, police said.
The accident occurred in a dense fog on the high-plains highway connecting Potosi and Oruro, about 135 miles (220 kilometers) south of the capital.
Police said the bus was en route to Oruru from the town of Villazon on the Argentine border.
Neglect, rain threatening ‘Sistine Chapel of the Andes’
CURAHUARA DE CARANGAS, Bolivia (AP) — A buttress supporting an adobe wall has collapsed and grass overgrows the patio of the four-century-old church whose dazzling murals depicting biblical scenes and remote location high atop a Bolivian plateau have earned it the nickname the "Sistine Chapel of the Andes."
Bolivia searches for missing in landslide that killed 15
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian rescue teams have resumed the search for people missing in a landslide that killed at least 15 over the weekend.
The search had been suspended Monday for fear that new mudslides could hit the highway northeast of the capital.
Heavy rains caused tons of earth and mud to collapse on the mountain highway, burying several cars near a spot known as El Choro. The cars were in a line of vehicles making their way along a muddy patch of road when the mountainside gave way.
Video shows people running from Bolivia mudslide
Landslide kills at least 11 on Bolivian highway
EL CHORO, Bolivia (AP) — Authorities said Sunday that searchers had recovered 11 bodies from a landslide that buried cars on a highway in the mountains northeast of Bolivia's capital a day earlier. At least 18 other people were reported injured.
Officials also said new mudslides occurred in the same area as a result of a third day of heavy rains, though there was no immediate word of any casualties.
Tiny Messi, Ronaldo show little dreams of glory In Bolivia
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Artisan Ramiro Suxo puts the finishing touches on little piggy banks shaped like Neymar, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, hoping Bolivians will buy them and fulfill their dreams of becoming international soccer stars.
Host Brazil gets easy path in Copa America draw
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Copa America host Brazil was drawn in a relatively easy group for this year's tournament, where it will face Bolivia, Venezuela and Peru.
The draw was made on Thursday in Rio de Janeiro, and gave Argentina the toughest path of the top-seeded teams as it was placed in a group with Colombia, Paraguay and guest nation Qatar.
In the third group, Uruguay will start its campaign against Ecuador, then play against guest Japan before finishing against defending champion Chile.
Bolivia’s Morales marks 13 years in power, seeks new term
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian President Evo Morales celebrated his 13 years in office on Tuesday amid controversy over whether he should be allowed to run again for the presidency.
Last year, Bolivia's top electoral court accepted Morales' candidacy for a fourth term despite a constitutional ban and referendum against such re-election. Elections for the next five-year presidential term are set for October.
Bolivian bus plunges into ravine, killing 13, injuring 26
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian authorities say a bus rolled over on a mountain road in the southern part of the Andean country, then tumbled 100 meters (330 feet) into a ravine, killing at least 13 people and injuring 26 more.
Local media said four of the dead were part of a soccer delegation from Argentina that was in Bolivia to participate in a festival in the Sucre region. Police said Sunday's crash happened in Cieneguillas, a town in the Tarija region south of La Paz.
Trump celebrates new citizens in Oval Office ceremony
WASHINGTON (AP) — On a day focused on his demand for a border wall, President Donald Trump used music and pageantry to welcome "the five newest members of our great American family" during a naturalization ceremony in the Oval Office.
In a ceremony Saturday that began to the strains of a violin and ended with a booming national anthem, Trump celebrated the five new Americans from Iraq, Britain, South Korea, Jamaica and Bolivia.
Bus collision in Bolivia leaves at least 22 dead, 37 injured
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Police in Bolivia say a head-on highway collision between two buses has killed at least 22 people and injured 37 others.
The accident occurred Saturday on the road to Challapata, a town about 250 kilometers (155 miles) from the main city of La Paz.
Col. Freddy Betancur, commander of the police in the central Oruro region, told The Associated Press: "There are seriously injured who have been transferred to the nearest hospitals."
Italian fugitive brought home to serve life term for murder
ROME (AP) — A left-wing Italian militant who was convicted of murder three decades ago arrived in Rome on Monday to begin serving life in prison, after his time as a celebrity fugitive came to an abrupt end with his arrest in Bolivia.
An Italian military aircraft carrying Cesare Battisti landed at Rome's Ciampino airport shortly after 11:30 a.m. after an overnight flight from Bolivia. As snipers kept close watch, Battisti emerged and descended from the plane, surrounded by police.
The Latest: Italian militant reassigned to island prison
ROME (AP) — The Latest on Italian fugitive captured in Bolivia (all times local):
A left-wing Italian militant who spent 37 years as a fugitive is being transferred to a maximum-security prison in remote western Sardinia.
Justice Minister Alfonso Bonafede said security concerns prompted the change in plans for where Cesare Battisti will serve a life sentence for murder. Originally, Battisti was assigned to Rome's Rebibbia prison.
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ROME (AP) — A left-wing Italian militant who was convicted of murder in his home country nearly three decades ago was arrested in Bolivia, authorities said Sunday, setting the stage for a climactic end to one of Italy's longest-running efforts to bring a fugitive to justice.
Hours later, Cesare Battisti was handed over to Italian custody, officials said, and he left on a plane carrying him back to Italy to serve a life sentence.
The Latest: Bolivia cops say Battisti now in Italy’s custody
ROME (AP) — The latest on Italian fugitive militant Cesare Battisti, who has been detained in Bolivia (all times local):
A police colonel in Bolivia says a left-wing Italian militant who was convicted of murder in his home country nearly three decades ago has been handed over to Italian officials and will be flown back to Italy.
UN Security Council gets new members, and 1 gets presidency
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations Security Council has five new members, and one of them — the Dominican Republic — is starting out as the group's president.
Belgium, Germany, Indonesia and South Africa also are starting their two-year terms. All five new members are being recognized with a ceremony Wednesday marking the installation of their flags outside the council chamber.
Bolivia, Ethiopia, the Netherlands, Kazakhstan and Sweden finished their terms as 2018 closed.
Llamas help Andes peoples survive, but youths are leaving
SANTIAGO DE MACHACA, Bolivia (AP) — Stormy winds, frosty nights and a scorching midday sun make life difficult on the Andean plateau, but the docile, tough-natured llama is one reason why indigenous people have been able to survive the harsh conditions for millennia.
Water from sewage rivers used to grow vegetables in Bolivia
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — What gets flushed down in Bolivia's capital city is used to irrigate the green, leafy fields that supply its produce markets.
For farmer Richard Mamani it's part of a family tradition. Like his parents before him, he uses water from untreated sewage to tend to vegetables that are his livelihood in the town of Valencia south of La Paz.
He has had safe drinking water for some years, but he says it's too expensive to use it on his fields.
Head-on bus crash in Bolivia’s highlands leaves 17 dead
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Two buses have crashed head-on on a highway in Bolivia's highlands, leaving at least 17 people dead and 10 injured.
Police say passengers were trapped in the wreckage of the buses, which collided Saturday in Bolivia's Andes Mountains near the town Achacachi, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) west of La Paz.
A police report said the accident was caused by excessive velocity and did not rule out that one bus had invaded the lane of the other.
Bolivian police search for ex-drug lord who fled clinic
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Jorge Roca Suarez, one of South America's leading drug traffickers in the 1980s who served 28 years in prison in the United States before returning to Bolivia earlier this year, has fled a medical clinic where he was receiving treatment, authorities said Saturday.
Electoral court accepts Bolivian president’s re-election bid
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia's top electoral court has accepted President Evo Morales' candidacy for a fourth term in office despite a constitutional ban and referendum against such a re-election.
Electoral Tribunal President Maria Eugenia Choque announced the ruling Tuesday night to journalists, but declined to take questions. The election for a five-year term is set for November 2019.
Landing gear collapse as plane lands in Bolivia; none hurt
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A Peruvian Airlines Boeing 737 suffered a collapsed landing gear when it arrived at an airport in Bolivia, forcing closure of the runway for 10 hours. Officials say none of the 122 passengers or five crewmembers was hurt.
Officials say that they were unable to move the plane, prompting a 10-hour closure that delayed several other flights into and out of the El Alto airport near the Bolivian capital on Thursday
The plane was arriving on a flight from Cuzco, Peru.
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Excavators find tombs buried in Bolivia 500 years ago
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Archaeologists say they found tombs at a Bolivian quarry containing remains from more than 500 years ago that give an insight into the interaction of various peoples with the expanding Inca empire.
The remains, which were found about 12 miles (20 kilometers) from La Paz, belong to more than 100 individuals from an indigenous civilization and were buried with more than 30 vessels used by the Incas for performing death rites, said an archaeologist involved in the excavation.
Pulisic plays 2nd US match in 13 months, starts vs England
LONDON (AP) — Christian Pulisic played his second game with the U.S. national team in 13 months, returning to the lineup for Thursday night's exhibition against England.
The 20-year-old midfielder was part of a five-man midfield in a 4-2-3-1 formation with Weston McKennie and Wil Trapp in deep positions and Julian Green flanked by Pulisic and Tim Weah — a son of former FIFA Player of the Year and current Liberia President George Weah.
Pulisic assumes leadership role on return to American team
LONDON (AP) — Back with the United States for only the second time in an injury-troubled year, Christian Pulisic has watched the Americans rebuild from afar after their failure to qualify for the World Cup.
Flowers, prayer, dancing at annual Bolivian skull festival
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Carrying human skulls adorned with flowers and coca leaves, hundreds of people danced to cheerful music and prayed for favors Thursday in an annual festival outside a cemetery chapel in Bolivia's capital.
Juliana Zapana, an indigenous Aymara woman, danced holding a skull that she called "Carlos," while her daughter danced with another skull that she called "Luis."
Bolivian observatory collects data as glaciers melt
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The snow appears to be pristine on the Andean peaks that loom above Bolivia's capital, but even here ash and smog reach up to a remote plateau that is home to the world's highest atmospheric observatory.
It's an ideal site for a team of international scientists who collect data on pollution that has contributed to the rapid disappearance of Andean glaciers.
Pulisic scheduled for US soccer return while Bradley dropped
CHICAGO (AP) — Christian Pulisic is scheduled to be back with the U.S. national team, while Michael Bradley was dropped again just a month after his return.
Entering what are likely his final matches in charge of the Americans, interim coach Dave Sarachan announced a 28-man roster Tuesday for exhibitions at England on Nov. 15 and against Italy five days later at Genk, Belgium.
UN Security Council asks Congo to examine voting machine use
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The United Nations Security Council has called on Congo's electoral commission to open dialogue on the use of voting machines for December elections.
French Ambassador Francois Delattre, who co-headed a delegation with ambassadors from Bolivia and Equatorial Guinea, said Sunday the security council wants the commission to consider a "broad consensus." Voting machine use has been disputed by some presidential candidates and opposition leaders.
Families of Chapecoense air crash victims demand indemnity
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The families of victims of a plane crash that killed 71 people in 2016, including most members of the Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense, arrived to Bolivia on Thursday to demand indemnity.
The soccer team was on its way to play a South American cup final in the Colombian city of Medellin when the plane crashed on a mountain just a few miles away. Colombian authorities have concluded that fuel shortages and negligence caused the crash on Nov. 28, 2016.
UN court rejects Bolivia’s Pacific Ocean access case
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations' highest court has rejected landlocked Bolivia's bid to force Chile to the negotiating table over granting access to the Pacific Ocean.
In a legal ruling Monday from the Hague-based International Court of Justice that was broadcast live throughout Bolivia, the 15-judge panel said that a string of agreements, memorandums and statements produced over decades of talks hadn't created a legal obligation on Chile to enter negotiations.
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The perhaps oldest living person was born on Oct. 26, 1900 in a mining camp in the mountains. Julia Flores Colque has witnessed two world wars and revolutions in her native Bolivia.
Bolivian woman might be world’s oldest at nearly 118
SACABA, Bolivia (AP) — Julia Flores Colque still sings with joy in her indigenous Quechua tongue and strums the five strings of a tiny Andean guitar known as the charango, despite a recorded age of almost 118 years.
In her long life, she has witnessed two world wars, revolutions in her native Bolivia and the transformation of her rural town of Sacaba from 3,000 people to a bustling city of more than 175,000 in five decades.
As women’s roles expand in Bolivian politics, so do attacks
ACHOCALLA, Bolivia (AP) — Few countries in the world have advanced so quickly toward gender parity in politics as has Bolivia, where women now hold almost half the seats in congress and laws mandate gender equality at lower levels too.
But some male Bolivian politicians have resisted the change, and women's rights activists report a sharp increase in violence against female politicians as their numbers rise.
USGS reports 7.1-magnitude quake on Peru/Brazil border
LIMA, Peru (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1-magnitude struck eastern Peru, close to its borders with Brazil and Bolivia, early Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The quake was recorded at 4:04 a.m. at a depth of 609 kilometers (378 miles). The epicenter was 135 kilometers (83 miles) west of the Peruvian village of Inapari, and 226 kilometers (140 miles) west of the Bolivian city of Cobija.
The Geophysics Institute of Peru put the magnitude of the quake at 7.0.
Dog day in Bolivia: Church honors patron saint of canines
EL ALTO, Bolivia (AP) — Many Bolivians brought their dogs, often freshly groomed and dressed in costumes, to the parish of Villa Adela near the capital Thursday for a Mass honoring the patron saint of dogs.
Every Aug. 16, the church holds the feast of San Roque, or Saint Roch, who legend has it was a 14th century French noble who traveled to Italy to care for plague victims and became the patron of dogs. He appears in images accompanied by a dog.
CUZCO, Peru (AP) — Veneration of Bolivia's Our Lady of Copacabana has extended into neighboring southern Peru, where hundreds of faithful are drawn to the annual celebration of festival, including members of the LGTBQ community.
The areas share a common history and Andean culture, and Peru's main festival of Our Lady of Copacabana is held in the old Incan capital of Cuzco.
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Officials in Bolivia say a valuable, nearly two-century old medallion symbolizing presidential power was stolen, then quickly recovered.
Bolivia's first Congress gave the diamond-encrusted golden medallion in the early 19th Century to South American independence hero Simon Bolivar, for whom the country is named. Presidents wear it at the most solemn official ceremonies.
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — At the Witches' Market in Bolivia's capital city, llama fetuses hang above stalls as offerings to the mother earth spirit known as Pachamama. Tourists and residents line up to buy medicinal plants to heal their bodies and ward off curses, while "yatiris," or indigenous healers, offer to read their fortunes on coca leaves. Incense perfumes the air.
CHICAGO (AP) — Dave Sarachan's contract as interim U.S. soccer coach has been extended through the end of the year by the U.S. Soccer Federation.
The USSF said Wednesday it also had extended the contracts of assistant coaches Richie Williams and Matt Reis.
Sarachan was Bruce Arena's top assistant and took over when Arena quit last October after the loss at Trinidad and Tobago eliminated the U.S. in World Cup qualifying, causing the Americans to miss their first World Cup since 1986.
17 killed in Bolivian bus crash
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian police say 17 people have died in a bus accident in the southern province of Potosi.
Potosi police chief Vladimir Lazo said Saturday that another 30 people were injured after the bus they were traveling in collided with a rock.
He said high speed was likely the cause, and the driver was killed.
Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.
This week's gallery includes a child holding onto her mother as they wait to request asylum to the U.S. from Mexico, protesters launching fireworks toward police during clashes in Bolivia, and sun shining through morning fog in a German village.
INNSBRUCK, Austria (AP) — South Korea was held by Bolivia to a goalless draw in a World Cup warmup on Thursday.
South Korea dominated possession but missed forward Son Heung-min, who was rested for the first hour.
Central defender Jang Hyun-soo, who missed the two previous games because of an ankle injury, was back as coach Shin Tae-yong returned to a 4-4-2 formation after experimenting recently.
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The artifacts on the table, as totemic and mysterious as anything Indiana Jones snatched from the South American jungle, bubbled up from antiquity into the hands of a collector. Then they were delivered to Greg Doolittle, an Allentown radiology technician who normally inspects boilers and bridge girders for cracks and metal fatigue but unexpectedly was drafted into the cause of archaeology.