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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Bolivia

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# people smuggling
Three people arrested over Bolivian people smuggling operation using Common Travel Area
The UK Home Office said it is believed that they were abusing the Common Travel Area between Dublin and Belfast.
# world cup qualifiers
Scenes as Peru stun goal-shy Colombia, Venezuelan Rondon's treble sinks Bolivia
Edison Flores gave Peru a smash-and-grab victory after David Ospina’s gaffe cost the hosts.
All time
# La Paz
Prosecutors seek six months' pre-trial detention for former Bolivian president
Bolivia’s former interim president Jeanine Anez was detained yesterday.
# La Paz
Bolivia’s former interim president arrested over 2019 ‘coup’
Jeanine Anez was detained in the early morning in her hometown of Trinidad and was flown to the capital, La Paz.
# Si Señor
Firmino's double helps Brazil making winning start to World Cup qualifiers
The Liverpool star played a key role in his country’s 5-0 victory over Bolivia at the Cornthians Arena.
# Jeanine Anez
Bolivian President Jeanine Anez has tested positive for coronavirus
Multiple political figures in South America have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last week.
# crisis
Five dead in Bolivia after security forces open fire on supporters of former president
A political crisis is raging in Bolivia as a new interim government tries to restore stability.
# interim president
Bolivia crisis: Senator declares herself interim president as Morales vows to fight
Jeanine Anez assumed temporary control of the Senate last night, putting her next in line for the presidency.
# Exile
'The president of Mexico saved my life': Evo Morales reaches exile after fleeing Bolivia
Morales has vowed to “continue the struggle”.
# Evo Morales
Ex-Bolivian president travelling to Mexico after being granted asylum
This comes as his supporters and foes clashed on the streets of La Paz following his resignation.
# Resignation
Future interim Bolivian president promises new elections amidst pro-Morales protests
It follows weeks of protests against the re-election of the 60-year-old.
# Message received
'We felt it!' – Tite understanding of negative reaction from Brazil fans in Copa opener
The Brazilian boss discussed the atmosphere in Sao Paulo, where his side overcame a hostile reception.
# Slow Start
Coutinho brace silences Brazilian boos in Copa America opener
The hosts beat Bolivia 3-0 in Friday’s Group A curtain-raiser.
# prep work
Griezmann scores as Mbappe picks up ankle knock in victory ahead of tough Euro qualifying trip
Thomas Lemar also scored in France’s 2-0 friendly win over Bolivia.
# Cesare Battisti
Italian fugitive caught in Bolivia after decades on the run
The former communist militant had been sought for four murders in the 1970s.
# Computer Says No
Football Manager to blame as Bolivian FA mistakenly contact French defender about call-up
Ruben Aguilar was contacted by the South American country with a view to capping him at international level, but the video game’s data was incorrect.
# Michael Dwyer
'He was in bed wearing nothing but his underwear, there is no doubt he was summarily executed'
Michael Dwyer’s family continue to seek justice for their son.
# Chapecoense
Chapecoense plane crash: Boss of airline arrested in Bolivia
The jet carrying 77 people crashed into a Colombian mountainside just minutes after the pilot reported running out of fuel.
# pilot error
Bolivia shuts down airline after Colombian plane crash
The bodies of 64 Brazilians, five Bolivians, and a Venezuelan national are being flown back home today.
# Cuba
Havana holds huge tribute to Castro; all kinds of world leaders turn up
Ireland’s ambassador to Mexico Sonja Hyland was in attendance in Havana last night.
# unapologetic
Bolivia player urges 'Charlie Big B******s' Neymar to show respect
The Barcelona superstar has been criticised for his “cocky” attitude.
# violent demonstrations
Bolivian minister beaten to death by striking miners
Deputy Interior Minister Rodolfo Illanes was kidnapped and then killed by his captors.
# Michael Dwyer
Bolivian government refuses to honour South American meeting with mother of slain Tipperary man
“All I want is justice and the truth,” Caroline Dwyer, mother of Michael who was shot dead in 2009, said today.
# easy
Argentina's first-half blitz sets up Copa quarter-final clash
Early goals from Erik Lamela, Ezequiel Lavezzi and Victor Cuesta confirmed Argentina as winners of Group D.
# Bizarre
Ex-girlfriend of Bolivian president ordered to prove baby they had together is still alive
President Evo Morales says the baby died ten years ago, his ex says the child is still alive. Others say the baby never existed…
# Power of hurling
The epic hurling battle that saw a Bolivian bar stand still
Galway’s incredible one-point semi-final win against Tipperary made a huge impression across the world.
# Bolivia
Michael Dwyer's mother searches for answers into her son's death in new film
The Tipperary man was shot dead in Bolivia in 2009. Authorities state he had links to a terrorist group – something his family categorically refutes.
Voices
What's it like to cycle the world's most dangerous route? This Irish couple found out
Bolivia’s so-called Death Road has a 1,500-foot drop and claims up to 200 lives a year.
# fast food for the soul
Pope Francis nipped into Burger King to get changed before mass today
“This’ll do.”
# la asunta
This town has banned alcohol after a string of sexual assaults
It has also put a curfew in place.
Thousands of people protested The Simpsons being taken off air in Bolivia
Yes, people are still devoted to The Simpsons.
# Michael Dwyer
Mother of Michael Dwyer: 'We were followed and intimidated in Bolivia'
Caroline Dwyer also described finally seeing the room where her son died.
# Priorities
Bolivia president says he wants to open a barbecue restaurant when he retires from politics
It sounds delicious, frankly.
# Bolivia
Mother of killed Michael Dwyer: "My son was an innocent victim"
Caroline Dwyer travelled to Bolivia to call for an independent international investigation into his death.
# Michael Dwyer
Family of Irishman shot dead by police travel to Bolivia to seek justice
Michael Dwyer died from a single gunshot wound inflicted at a Santa Cruz hotel.
# journey in bolivia
These Irish men drove Death Road, scaled a volcano... and made it home in one piece
The trio is already thinking of the next trip abroad.
# road less taken
"We like to challenge ourselves": Donegal trio set to brave the infamous Death Road
Last year, they took on the ice roads – this year, it’s Death Road, a volcano, and a desert.
# Dublin Airport
Man in court after allegedly swallowing 39 bags of liquid cocaine
The 64-year-old man is due to appear in court after the drugs were retrieved.
# Bolivia
Dwyer family concerned over ‘distressing’ testimony
The family heard that a man testified that he saw Michael alive some time after the initial police raid on the Las Americas Hotel.
# Bolivia
“He was taken away and I heard shots” – Michael Dwyer was executed, says witness
Until now, the official line was that Dwyer had died in a shootout with police in Bolivia.