Morales’ exit leaves Bolivia power vacuum, splits region

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Looting and roadblocks convulsed Bolivia on Monday after President Evo Morales’ resignation ended 14 years of socialist rule and left a power vacuum his opponents scrambled to fill.

The departure of Bolivia’s first indigenous president, one of a wave of leftists who dominated Latin America’s politics at the start of the century, followed weeks of violent protests over a disputed Oct. 20 re-election.

The 60-year-old former llama herder and coca leaf farmer was viewed by many as a champion of the poor who brought steady economic...


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Morales’ exit leaves Bolivia power vacuum, splits region


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