Bolivian President Evo Morales has ordered the expulsion of senior US diplomat Francisco Martinez from the country, accusing him of participating in a "conspiracy" against Bolivia's far-left government.
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Bolivian President Evo Morales (pictured) will visit Russia and France beginning Sunday in hopes of luring more investment and strengthening strategic partnerships. Bolivia is Latin America's poorest country, but also boasts rich energy reserves.
With more than 80% of vote counted, official results show more than 60% of Bolivians have approved a new constitution in a referendum that has split the country between its European-descended elites and supporters of President Evo Morales.
An initial vote count shows that Bolivians have approved a new constitution with 60% in favour. An earlier tally had led to inconclusive results in a referendum that is set to give President Evo Morales the right to run for re-election.
A quick count of votes after Bolivian polls closed on Sunday led to inconclusive results. Two polls claimed that the "yes" vote had a clear lead in the constitutional referendum set to give President Evo Morales the right to run for re-election.
Bolivian polls closed on Sunday in a constitutional referendum that has pitched the country’s indigenous majority, overwhelmingly supportive of President Evo Morales, against Bolivia’s economic elites of European descent.
On Friday, just two days before a referendum on a new constitution championed by his majority, Bolivia's president, Evo Morales, nationalised the oil firm Chaco, managed by Anglo-Argentine company Panamerican Energy.