November 13, 2019 / 2:49 AM / a month ago

U.S. orders family members of government employees to leave Bolivia

Riot police officers stand in position in La Paz, Bolivia November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Romero

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday ordered family members of U.S. government employees to leave Bolivia due to civil unrest in the South American country, the State Department said in a statement.

The department also warned American citizens against travelling to Bolivia and said the U.S. government had limited ability to provide emergency services after a disputed election sparked protests that led Evo Morales to resign as president and flee the country.

Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham

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