Morales can’t run in new Bolivia vote

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s former President Evo Morales cannot run as a candidate in any new elections, the country’s interim leader said Thursday, as supporters of the ousted president demonstrated for his return from asylum in Mexico. “Evo: Friend, the people are with you!” shouted protesters in the city of Sacaba. They had come overnight from Chapare, a coca-growing region where Morales became a prominent union leader before his rise to the presidency. In the capital of La Paz, some gasoline stations ran out of supply because of street blockades in the nearby city of El Alto, the major distribution point for fuel.


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