Political Unrest
Associated Press/Photo by Enzo De Luca/Agencia Boliviana de Informacion

Bolivia’s president steps down

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/11/19, 10:22 am

Bolivian President Evo Morales on Sunday said he was resigning for the “good of the country” after 14 years in office. The South American nation descended into deadly protests after Morales claimed he won a fourth term on Oct. 20 and many accused him of election fraud. The country’s military chief called for his resignation after police guards outside the presidential palace abandoned their posts.

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Associated Press/Photo by Kin Cheung

Hong Kong student protester dies

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/08/19, 10:46 am

Around 1,000 masked protesters chanting “a blood debt must be paid in blood” filed through Hong Kong’s central district midday on Friday. Hours earlier, the Hospital Authority confirmed the death of a 22-year-old student protester who fell off a parking garage after police fired tear gas nearby during clashes with protesters on Monday.

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June Cheng

A view of Hong Kong from Taiwan

Taiwan | Residents of Taiwan are warily observing events in Hong Kong with an eye to their own future
by June Cheng
Posted 11/07/19, 11:16 am

At 228 Peace Memorial Park in Taiwan’s capital city of Taipei, activists placed fresh flowers at a memorial erected in recognition of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests. A large photograph at the site listed names of Hong Kongers who have committed suicide since the protests began in June.

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