Death toll from Bolivia unrest rises to 25

By Sinan Dogan

ANKARA (AA) – The death toll from Bolivia's political unrest has risen to 25, local media reported Tuesday.

The turmoil began in October when President Evo Morales won a controversial fourth term in office. Protesters took to the streets claiming the elections were rigged.

After weeks of protests, Morales resigned from his position and moved to Mexico, where he was offered political asylum. In his place, conservative senator Jeanine Anez announced she would be interim president.

But the protests have not died down. Since Morales left for Mexico, mostly rural and indigenous protesters who support him have shown up in the capital La Paz and other major cities. They say the political change is a coup.

*Writing and contribution by Busra Nur Bilgic Cakmak in Ankara