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U.N. warns Bolivia crisis could 'spin out of control' as death toll mounts


LA PAZ (Reuters) - The United Nations warned on Saturday violence in Bolivia could “spin out of control” following a night of skirmishes between security forces and coca farmers loyal to ousted President Evo Morales that left at least eight dead.

Morales resigned under pressure from Bolivia´s police and military last Sunday after evidence of vote rigging tainted his Oct. 20 election victory. He fled to Mexico.

The leftist and charismatic former coca farmer has since called his ouster a “coup” and decried growing allegations of heavy-handed repression by security forces under interim President and former conservative lawmaker Jeanine Anez ...


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