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World U.S. orders family members of government employees to leave Bolivia

09:45  13 november  2019
09:45  13 november  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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The United States on Tuesday ordered family members of U . S . government employees to leave Bolivia due to civil The department also warned American citizens against traveling to Bolivia and said the U . S . government had limited ability to provide emergency services after a disputed election

The United States on Tuesday ordered family members of U . S . government employees to leave Bolivia due to civil The department also warned American citizens against traveling to Bolivia and said the U . S . government had limited ability to provide emergency services after a disputed election

WASHINGTON, Nov 12 (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday ordered family members of U.S. government employees to leave Bolivia due to civil unrest in the South American country, the State Department said in a statement.

LA PAZ, BOLIVIA - NOVEMBER 12: Demonstrators from El Alto area hold Whipala flags as military troops patrol during a protest asking the return of former President of Bolivia Evo Morales on November 12, 2019 in La Paz, Bolivia. Bolivia faces a power vacuum and uncertainty after Evo Morales left the country in a plane to Mexico following weeks of violent protests due to allegations of fraud in the last presidential elections. Morales claims he has been forced out in a coup organized by the country's opposition and military and police forces. This morning the Mexican government acknowledged the coup and demanded respect for the constitution and democracy in Bolivia. (Photo by Javier Mamani/Getty Images) © Photo by Javier Mamani/Getty Images LA PAZ, BOLIVIA - NOVEMBER 12: Demonstrators from El Alto area hold Whipala flags as military troops patrol during a protest asking the return of former President of Bolivia Evo Morales on November 12, 2019 in La Paz, Bolivia. Bolivia faces a power vacuum and uncertainty after Evo Morales left the country in a plane to Mexico following weeks of violent protests due to allegations of fraud in the last presidential elections. Morales claims he has been forced out in a coup organized by the country's opposition and military and police forces. This morning the Mexican government acknowledged the coup and demanded respect for the constitution and democracy in Bolivia. (Photo by Javier Mamani/Getty Images)

The department also warned American citizens against traveling to Bolivia and said the U.S. government had limited ability to provide emergency services after a disputed election sparked protests that led Evo Morales to resign as president and flee the country.

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)

Police break up Bolivia funeral protest as Congress meets on elections .
Bolivian riot police fired tear gas on Thursday to break up a massive anti-government protest in La Paz as Congress debated when to hold new elections. © RONALDO SCHEMIDT A funeral procession of eight supporters of Bolivia's ex-President Evo Morales, killed when security forces lifted a siege on a fuel plant Lawmakers convened as thousands waving the multicolored indigenous flag and carrying flowers walked some nine miles (15 kilometers) from El Alto to neighboring La Paz in a funeral procession for five of the eight people killed in a stand-off with the security forces near a key fuel plant on Tuesday.

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