Police outside Bolivia’s presidential palace abandon posts

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CARLOS VALDEZ Associated Press LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Police guards outside the presidential palace in Bolivia left their posts on Saturday, increasing pressure on President Evo Morales as he tries to curb nationwide unrest after a disputed election. Growing dissension in police ranks poses a new threat to Morales, who claimed victory after the Oct. 20 vote but has since faced protests in which three people have been killed and hundreds injured. Morales faces "the most complicated moment" in his 14 years in power and the situation could deteriorate, said Jorge Dulón, a political analyst at the Catholic University of Bolivia in La Paz. The Organization of American States is conducting an audit of the election count. Findings are expected Monday or Tuesday. The opposition, which has
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