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Protests that rocked The World in 2019

Gas. Bread. A subway ticket: The soaring cost of everyday necessities sparked protests that spiraled into major movements in countries like France, Zimbabwe, Lebanon, Sudan and Chile. Throughout the world, citizens took to the streets in 2019 to rise up against inequality, corruption and bad governance. 

'October Massacre' victims' trial highlights traumas in Bolivia

Tensions between Bolivia's white ruling elite and Indigenous populations underlie current allegations of human rights abuses by an ex-president — one that are being heard in a US courtroom in what lawyers say is the first such case involving a living former head of state facing his accusers.

Global Politics

Power outage: How did global leadership change in 2019?

US President Donald Trump faces a Senate trial over whether to remove him from office in January. But impeachment is not the only way to remove a leader. Here's a look at political shake-ups around the world, where both legal and extralegal means to bring about regime change have made headlines.

Bolivia sees backlash against conservative interim leader

Unrest in Bolivia worsens as protesters want to restore a popular government that has reduced poverty rates and has given the nation’s long-neglected Indigenous people a voice. Critics see the backlash to interim president Jeanine Añez as a dangerous effort to undermine democracy.

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Urban unrest propels global wave of protests

Protests are breaking out worldwide — and they share some basic characteristics. Fed up with rising inequality, corruption and slow economic growth, angry citizens worldwide are demanding an end to corruption and the restoration of a democratic rule of law.

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Bolivian bloggers

Ruxandra Guidi reports that indigenous groups in Bolivia are getting a crash course in blogging, courtesy of a new effort called Bolivian Voices.

Global Hit

Global hit - Iron Maiden

Ruxandra Guidi reports on an unusual musical club in Bolivia. It's a club for fans of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. One of their goals is to get Iron Maiden to tour in Bolivia.

Bolivia's legal coca trade

Ruxandra Guidi reports on Bolivia's "Coca Yes -- Cocaine No" policy; it's the brainchild of Bolivian president and former coca-grower Evo Morales, and the policy seeks to promote legal use of coca leaves

Global Politics

Bolivia's anti-drug efforts

Ruxandra Guidi reports on Bolivia's record when it comes to fighting drug trafficking: the Bolivian government encourages a legal trade in coca leaves, a traditional and legal crop in Bolivia

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo quiz

For today's Geo Quiz, we're looking for a vast, surreal landscape in South America that's made up of salt. The answer is the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia. Reporter Ruxandra Guidi takes us there.

Global Politics

Bolivia's recall vote

Ruxandra Guidi reports on Bolivia's recall referendum this weekend, as voters will have the chance to decide if President Evo Morales and several opposition governors should stay in office or be thrown out.