Bolivian authorities arrested 17 people after a failed coup attempt, heightening political instability and worsening the country’s severe economic crisis. The nation is currently facing high prices, fuel shortages, and a shortage of dollars.

Tensions have escalated between President Luis Arce and former President Evo Morales as the 2025 elections approach. Riot police were stationed near government buildings in La Paz after army chief Juan Jose Zuniga deployed troops and tanks in the capital, attempting to break into the presidential palace.