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Firefighters of Bolivia’s Army patrolling an area where wildfires have destroyed forest at Rancho Grande village in Robore, Bolivia, last month.

Rain extinguishes Bolivia wildfires

Heavy rains have extinguished wildfires which destroyed more than four million hectares of land in eastern Bolivia in recent months, officials said.
Philippe Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho hands Brazil winning start at Copa America

Forget Neymar Jr., Brazil has Philippe Coutinho. The Barcelona star, scoring a brace, handed hosts Brazil a winning start to the Copa America Friday night in a 3-0 victory over Bolivia.

25 dead after bus falls into ravine in Bolivia

A bus fell 200 meters into a ravine, leaving 25 people dead after a collision involving two trucks, Bolivian police said on Monday.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 20, 2017 Italian ultra-leftist militant Cesare Battisti poses for a picture during an interview with AFP in Cananeia, Sao Paulo state, Brazil. Cesare Battisti, an Italian sought by Rome for four murders attributed to a far-left group in the 1970s, has been detained in Bolivia and will be extradited to Brazil, a senior aide to Brazil’s new president said on January 13, 2019.Miguel SCHINCARIOL / AFP

Italian ex-militant Cesare Battisti arrested in Bolivia

Cesare Battisti, an Italian sought by Rome for four murders attributed to a far-left group in the 1970s, was arrested in Bolivia and will be extradited to Brazil and then likely to Italy, a senior aide to Brazil’s new president said Sunday.

Woman rescued 32 years after kidnap

An Argentine woman kidnapped 32 years ago as a teenager has been found alive and well in Bolivia following a joint investigation between the two countries, Argentine police said Wednesday.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 02, 2008 former Bolivian president Carlos Mesa speaks during the II Academic Summit of Former Presidents and Vice Presidents in La Paz.Bolivian ex-president Carlos Mesa launched on October 6, 2018, his candidacy for the 2019 presidential elections in which he will face ruling president Evo Morales, who is seeking a fourth consecutive re-election. / AFP PHOTO / Aizar RALDES

Bolivia’s Carlos Mesa launches 2019 election bid

Bolivian ex-president Carlos Mesa on Saturday launched his candidacy for the 2019 election, in which he will face Evo Morales who will be seeking his fourth consecutive term.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador wins Mexican Presidency

Donald Trump, other regional leaders congratulate Mexico’s new president

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador conquered more than 53 percent of votes in Mexico’s presidential poll Sunday, putting the left in charge of the second largest Latin American economy for the first time in recent history.

Imprisoned Bolivian ex-dictator Garcia Meza dead at 88

Bolivian ex-dictator Luis García Meza, who was serving a lengthy prison sentence for crimes committed after his 1980 military coup, died Sunday in a La Paz hospital at the age of 88, his attorney told local media.

Lack of fuel caused 2016 Brazil football team plane crash

The 2016 plane crash that wiped out a Brazilian football team was caused by a lack of fuel, Colombia’s aviation authority said Friday following an extensive investigation into the disaster.

What the world is saying about Vladimir Putin’s re-election

China was the first world power to react on Monday to Russian strongman Vladimir Putin’s re-election vowing to push ties to a “higher level”, but Germany questioned the fairness of the vote and warned Moscow would remain “difficult”.

Man caught with cocaine wrapped in 55 condoms

Anti-drug authorities said Tuesday they have arrested a man for trafficking 2.1kg of cocaine wrapped in 55 condoms.

Pope Francis arrives Peru for four-day visit

Pope Francis arrived Thursday in Peru on the final leg of his South American trip, where he will meet indigenous people and hear firsthand how the country’s gold rush is destroying large areas of their Amazon homeland.

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Federal government, states, local councils share N693.529 billion for September

The Federal Government, 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory and 774 local government areas shared N693.529 billion as of September allocation disbursed by the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC).

Bayern Munich forward wants Manchester United move

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Governor Akeredolu not hospitalised – commissioner

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Police exhume another corpse in Benue rice farm

The Police Command in Benue have exhumed an unknown decomposed body in a rice farm in Ukum Local Government Area of the state.

Sunday Mba: I want to play active football again

Nigeria international midfielder Sunday Mba is keen to find a route back into football following an inactive two years.