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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Internal splits in Bolivia’s interim government led to the departure of the country’s economy minister and two other cabinet ministers on Monday, September 28th, stoking uncertainty about the Andean country’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Óscar Ortiz stepped down from the economy portfolio, citing “deep differences” and pressure from people close to interim President Jeanine Añez, a conservative former Senator who took over in a power vacuum after fraught elections last year.

Bolivia is heading toward a re-run of that vote on October 18th, which will set the political direction . . .

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