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La Paz: Capital of Bolivia
La Paz, officially known as Nuestra Señora de La Paz, also named Chuqi Yapu (Chuquiago) in Aymara, is the seat of government and the de facto national capital of the Plurinational State of Bolivia. With an estimated 789,541 residents as of 2015, La Paz is the third-most populous city in Bolivia. Its metropolitan area, which is formed by La Paz, El Alto and Viacha, makes up the most populous urban area in Bolivia, with a population of 2.3 million. It is also the capital of the La Paz Department.


Bolivia prosecutor seeks Spain response over embassy spat

Bolivia's attorney general has pushed forward a probe into Spanish officials the South American country's government alleges were seeking to help allies of ousted leftist leader Evo Morales who are..
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Mexico's sends interim charge d'affaires to embassy in Bolivia

Mexico's Foreign Ministry said on Friday that the interim charge d'affaires to its embassy in Bolivia has arrived in La Paz, after earlier this week Bolivia expelled the Mexican ambassador to the..
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Mexico vows to stand firm on granting asylum in Bolivia

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday pledged to stick by his government's decision to give asylum to several people in Mexico's embassy in Bolivia, which has sparked a dispute with..
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EU criticizes Bolivia's expulsion of Spanish diplomats

The European Union said on Tuesday it was "deeply concerned" about Bolivia's expulsion of Spanish officials caught up in an escalating diplomatic row between Mexico and the interim conservative..
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Bolivia expels Mexican ambassador over asylum dispute

Bolivia's interim government on Monday asked the Mexican ambassador and several Spanish officials to leave the country, raising the tension over Mexico's decision to grant asylum in its La Paz embassy..
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Mexico says Spanish diplomats' cars blocked by Bolivia at La Paz embassy

Mexico's government said Bolivian police had impeded the departure of Spanish officials visiting the Mexican ambassador in La Paz on Friday, widening a spat over Bolivia's surveillance of its..
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Mexico president urges Bolivia to respect right of asylum

Mexico on Friday urged Bolivia's new conservative government to respect its right to grant asylum to nine people at its embassy in La Paz, days after complaining that Bolivian government surveillance..
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Bolivia´s foreign minister says Mexico appeal to International Court "a mistake"

Bolivia´s foreign minister rejected claims by Mexico that it has ramped up its police presence outside its embassy in La Paz and is intimidating its diplomats, saying Mexico asked for police support..
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Mexico calls diplomatic meeting to protest Bolivian 'harassment'

Mexico's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday requested a meeting with Bolivia's charge d'affaires to protest the "harassment and intimidation" of its diplomatic personnel in the Bolivian city La Paz.
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Mexico accuses Bolivia of more harassment, even as president sees let-up

Mexico's foreign ministry on Tuesday again accused Bolivian security and intelligence officials of harassing its diplomatic staff in La Paz, despite remarks by the Mexican president earlier in the day..
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Supporters of Bolivia's Morales march with coffins of dead protesters

Supporters of ousted Bolivian leader Evo Morales marched into the capital La Paz on Thursday carrying coffins of people killed in clashes with the military and police, drawing attention to the human..
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Bolivian military deploys armored vehicles to end blockade of key gas plant

Bolivian police and military forces used armored vehicles and helicopters to unblock access to a major gas plant in the city of El Alto on Tuesday, a show of strength after blockades at the facility..
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Bolivia's interim president cancels trip due to 'credible threat' as crisis roars on

Bolivia's interim president Jeanine Anez was forced to suspend a trip out of the capital La Paz planned for Monday, a government spokesman said, after a threat on her life by a "criminal group."
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Food shortages cripple Bolivia, new elections still uncertain

Bolivians languished in long lines on the streets of La Paz on Sunday to secure chicken, eggs and cooking fuel as supporters of ousted President Evo Morales crippled the country's highways, isolating..
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Bolivians queue for chicken and fuel as protests cripple highways

Bolivians suffered long lines on the streets of La Paz on Sunday to secure chicken, eggs and cooking fuel as supporters of ousted President Evo Morales continued to cripple the country's highways,..
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Bolivia's rival factions pursue dialogue to douse anger on streets

Bolivia's rival political factions were pursuing dialogue on Friday to unsnarl a democratic crisis, to help calm anger on the streets of highland city of La Paz despite schools remaining closed and..
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Morales' shadow looms large in Bolivia as clashes test new leader

Bolivian security forces clashed on the streets of La Paz with supporters of unseated president Evo Morales on Wednesday, firing tear gas to clear crowds who hurled rocks and set fires in a test to..
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Bolivia's Morales boards plane to Mexico as protests rage in La Paz

Bolivia's military and police deployed in the streets of La Paz on Monday night to stem violent clashes feared with thousands of supporters of ousted president Evo Morales, even as the leftist leader..
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Bolivia's La Paz braces for violence as Morales supporters march on city

Bolivian capital La Paz braced for violent clashes on Monday night as thousands of supporters of ousted leader Evo Morales marched towards the city where opposition protesters and police set up..
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Morales backers, police set for showdown in La Paz as power vacuum stokes unrest

Looting and roadblocks convulsed Bolivia on Monday after President Evo Morales' resignation in the wake of a disputed election, while thousands of pro-Morales protesters were marching towards the..
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Morales' exit in Bolivia leaves violence and political vacuum

Buildings were set alight in Bolivia's capital La Paz overnight in apparent retaliatory attacks after Evo Morales, president since 2006, resigned under pressure from anger over his disputed re-election..
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Mexico says it would offer asylum to Bolivia's Morales if he sought it

Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Sunday that the country would offer asylum to embattled Bolivian President Evo Morales if he sought it, saying on Twitter that Mexico has received 20..
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'Bolivia is shattered': Election crisis leaves deeply divided nation

From Bolivia's capital La Paz high in the Andes to the steamy city of Santa Cruz in the eastern lowlands, weeks of protests have loosened leftist President Evo Morales' grip on power and left his South..
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Bolivian protest leader arrives in La Paz to pressure Morales

A Bolivian protest leader who has become a symbol of opposition to President Evo Morales arrived on Wednesday in the nation's capital, La Paz, where he plans to formally demand the leftist leader step..
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Bolivian opposition leaders rally as violence flares

A Bolivian protest leader will make a second attempt to reach La Paz on Wednesday to demand President Evo Morales step down, a gambit which has sparked a fierce backlash from government supporters..
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Bolivia protest leader vows to return to capital to push for Morales resignation

A Bolivian protest leader has vowed to return to the capital and continue pushing for President Evo Morales' resignation after he left La Paz earlier on Tuesday as government supporters staked out an..
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La Paz strikes in protest of Bolivia election results

Protesters blocked roads and shopowners kept their stores shut in La Paz on Monday morning as Bolivians took to the streets in a strike called by the opposition to protest what they say was fraud at..
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Refile: Bolivians bang on pots and pans in protest at Morales election win

Bolivians banged on pots and pans from windows and rooftops in the capital La Paz on Friday, protesting a controversial election count handing President Evo Morales a fourth consecutive term that would..
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Bolivians block roads in protest as Morales election win splits nation

Bolivians blocked streets in La Paz on Friday demanding an audit of a controversial election count that handed President Evo Morales a outright win and with it a fourth consecutive term that would..
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