Clashes rock Bolivia as new interim leader challenged

LUIS ANDRES HENAO and PAOLA FLORES Associated Press LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Renewed clashes rocked Bolivia’s capital on Wednesday as the country’s self-declared interim president, a second-tier lawmaker thrust into the post because of a power vacuum, faced challenges to her leadership claim from supporters of ousted Evo Morales. A day after Jeanine Añez claimed the presidency, violent clashes broke out between rock-throwing Morales’ supporters and police in riot gear, who fired volleys of tear gas to disperse the large crowd of protesters as fighter jets flew low overhead in a show of force. Opposition was also building in Congress, where lawmakers loyal to Morales were mounting a challenge to Añez’s legitimacy by trying to hold new sessions that would undermine her claim t
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