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Bolivia's Morales resigns after protests, lashes out at 'coup'


LA PAZ (Reuters) - Bolivian President Evo Morales said on Sunday he would resign to ease violence that has gripped the South American nation since a disputed election last month, but he stoked fears of further unrest by saying he was the victim of a “coup” and faced arrest.

Video footage showed clashes on the streets of La Paz and some buildings on fire Sunday night after the military had called on Morales to step down and allies had deserted him following weeks of protests since the Oct. 20 election.

Morales, in power for nearly 14 years, said in televised comments ...


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