UPDATE 1-'Bolivia is shattered': Election crisis leaves deeply divided nation
By Editor - Sun Nov 10, 4:21 pm
LA PAZ/SANTA CRUZ, Nov 10 (Reuters) – 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 undone leftist President Evo Morales’ grip on power and left his South American nation deeply divided. At least three people have been killed in street battles that erupted after Bolivia’s opposition accused Morales of rigging an Oct. 20 election, and culminated on Sunday with Morales resigning, ending his near 14-year rule. Now it has laid low Latin America’s longest standing leader, a survivor of the region’s leftist “pink tide” who swept to power in 2006 as Bolivia’s first indigenous leader.
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