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Ladies and the Trump: The making of a sexual predator
by Sophie GORMAN on 2019-11-17 at 15:16
Using comprehensive firsthand interviews, transcripts and court reports, a disturbing new book, ‘All the President’s Women’, discovers at least 67 separate accusations of inappropriate behaviour, including 26 instances of unwanted sexual contact by US President Donald Trump.
Ethnic Rifts in Bolivia Burst Into View With Fall of Evo Morales
by Anatoly Kurmanaev and Clifford Krauss on 2019-11-17 at 14:06
As the country’s first Indigenous president has tumbled from power, Indigenous Bolivians fear the loss of their hard-won political gains, and say a racial backlash has begun.
‘La Paz is a city under siege’: Bolivia’s capital struggles as food runs out
by FRANCE 24 on 2019-11-17 at 10:04
After a week of political protests, food and fuel are running out in Bolivia’s capital, La Paz. FRANCE 24 reports from the city whose residents are struggling to get basic provisions.
More protester deaths in Bolivia as clashes with security forces intensify
by NEWS WIRES on 2019-11-17 at 06:03
Four more people have died in protests in Bolivia, raising the total number killed in the political unrest to 23, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights said Saturday.
In Bolivia, Interim Leader Sets Conservative, Religious Tone
by Anatoly Kurmanaev on 2019-11-17 at 00:19
The leader, Jeanine Añez, promised to unify a nation in turmoil. But her initial steps, taking the country rightward and injecting religious themes, risk deepening the divide.
Bolivia crisis: Death toll mounts amid pro-Evo Morales protests
on 2019-11-16 at 18:51
Those killed in the central city of Sacaba are all said to be supporters of the former president.
‘We will never give up’: Supporters of Bolivia’s Morales demonstrate in La Paz
by FRANCE 24 on 2019-11-16 at 16:59
Bolivia’s political crisis turned deadly again on Friday when security forces opened fire on supporters of Evo Morales in the city of Sacaba, killing at least five people. FRANCE 24 reports from the capital, La Paz, where furious supporters of the ousted president rallied to chants of “civil war”.
Bolivian security forces engage in deadly clashes with pro-Morales supporters
by NEWS WIRES on 2019-11-16 at 06:21
Bolivia’s political crisis turned deadly after security forces opened fire on supporters of Evo Morales in a central town, killing at least five people, injuring dozens and threatening the interim government’s efforts to restore stability following the resignation of the former president in an election dispute.
In pictures: Havana celebrates 500 years of foundation
on 2019-11-16 at 01:26
As Cuba’s capital celebrates 500 years, we explore the history behind some of its famous buildings.
‘I saw the soldiers who killed El Salvador’s priests’
on 2019-11-16 at 00:30
The murder that changed the course of El Salvador’s bloody civil war
Bolivian interim leader says Morales will face election fraud charges if he returns
by FRANCE 24 on 2019-11-15 at 21:48
Bolivia’s interim leader Jeanine Anez said Friday that Evo Morales will face possible legal charges for election fraud if he returns home, even as the ousted leader contended he is still president despite resigning after massive protests.
Along Alberta’s Cowboy Trail
by Ian Austen on 2019-11-15 at 20:55
A visit to the town of Longview brought back the province’s past.
In Win for Protesters, Chile to Vote on Replacing Constitution
by Reuters on 2019-11-15 at 18:47
The country plans to hold a referendum next April on replacing the country’s dictatorship-era constitution.
Bolivia Crisis Shows the Blurry Line Between Coup and Uprising
by Max Fisher on 2019-11-15 at 18:26
The Cold War binary of “bad” coups and “good” popular revolts no longer applies. But the labels persist, with important consequences.
Inside Chile’s unprecedented protest movement
by Ingrid PIPONIOT on 2019-11-15 at 17:38
For the past month, Chile has witnessed unprecedented mass protests. Demonstrators are angry at the ultra free-market model established during the Pinochet dictatorship, which remains in force today and has turned the country into one of the most unequal in the world. In response to the rallies, President Sebastián Piñera and his government have resorted to a violent crackdown: a return to the methods of dictatorship. FRANCE 24’s team reports from the ground.
Trump Twitter attack during impeachment hearing sparks witness intimidation allegations
by NEWS WIRES on 2019-11-15 at 17:25
President Donald Trump launched a Twitter attack on a former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine on Friday while she was testifying at an impeachment hearing in Congress, in an extraordinary moment that Democrats said amounts to witness intimidation.
Trump to attend NATO summit in London to urge defence spending hike
by NEWS WIRES on 2019-11-15 at 15:25
President Donald Trump will try to convince U.S. allies that they should increase defense spending when he attends a meeting of NATO leaders next month in London, the White House said Friday.
Chile protests: Government bows to demands for referendum
on 2019-11-15 at 12:46
After weeks of unrest in the country, Chile has agreed to hold a referendum in April 2020.
Chile to vote on new constitution in response to protests
by NEWS WIRES on 2019-11-15 at 07:13
Chile announced on Friday it will stage a referendum to replace the country’s dictatorship-era constitution next year – a key demand of protesters after nearly a month of sometimes violent civil unrest.
Bolivia’s warring parties strike deal for new elections to end deadly unrest
by FRANCE 24 on 2019-11-15 at 02:56
Bolivia’s interim government and lawmakers from the party of unseated leader Evo Morales struck a deal late on Thursday to pursue new elections, potentially helping resolve the South American country’s political crisis.
Top Democrat Pelosi says Trump already admitted Ukraine bribe and is obstructing Congress
by NEWS WIRES on 2019-11-14 at 23:53
House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday President Donald Trump already has admitted to bribery in the Ukraine scandal at the heart of a Democratic-led inquiry, accusing him of an impeachable offense under the U.S. Constitution.
Deadly Los Angeles school shooting traumatises students
by NEWS WIRES on 2019-11-14 at 20:42
A student gunman opened fire Thursday at a US high school in Southern California, killing two students and wounding three others before he was captured in grave condition after shooting himself in the head, authorities said.
Bolivia’s interim leader says Morales barred from next election
by FRANCE 24 on 2019-11-14 at 17:00
Jeanine Anez, Bolivian interim leader, on Thursday said exiled former President Evo Morales will not be able to take part in upcoming elections because he is barred from running for a fourth consecutive term.