Dec 15, 2019

Bolivia to issue arrest warrant against Evo Morales

Bolivia's former President Evo Morales speaks during a November event honoring him in Mexico City. Photo: Hector Vivas/Getty Images

Bolivia's former President Evo Morales will be accused of sedition in an arrest warrant authorities are preparing to issue against him within days, interim leader Jeanine Áñez told reporters, per Reuters.

The big picture: Morales is in Argentina, where he was granted refugee status this week, the New York Times reports. He spent last month in Mexico, which granted him asylum following his resignation amid protests against his disputed October election win.

Go deeper: South America's uprisings are about more than politics

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The latest: George Floyd protests nationwide

Police officers wearing riot gear push back demonstrators outside of the White House on Monday. Photo: Jose Luis Magana/AFP via Getty Images

Protests over the death of George Floyd and other police-related killings of black people continued for a seventh day across the U.S., with President Trump threatening on Monday to deploy the military if the unrest continues.

The latest: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told CNN on the president's quasi-offer: "Thank you but no thank you," and accused Trump of "calling out the American military for a photo opportunity."

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The world watches America burn

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The world is watching the grief and anger, violence and pain in America's streets.

The big picture: The U.S. accounts for nearly one-third of the world's deaths from COVID-19. The killing of a black man, George Floyd, by police has sparked days of protest and nights of chaos in America's major cities.

Trump walks to historic St. John's Church outside White House as protests rage

President Trump walked to the historic St. John’s Episcopal Church, located just steps away from the White House across Lafayette Park, on Monday night as protests linked to the murder of George Floyd raged across the capital and cities around the country.

What we're seeing: Military police and park rangers used physical force and tear gas on peaceful protestors to clear the area so that Trump could "pay respects" to the church that was damaged by a fire on Sunday.