The Costa Rican government named Guillermo Rodriguez Romero, a Bribri indigenous attorney from the village of Suretka in Talamanca, as the ambassador to Bolivia. Rodriguez is Costa Rica’s first indigenous ambassador in history.
By a narrow margin, voters in Bolivia have rejected a constitutional change that would have allowed leftist Evo Morales, South America's longest-sitting president, to run for a fourth term and potentially extend his rule to 2025.
The amendment stipulates that Morales's re-election in 2014 counts as the first of two consecutive presidential re-elections allowed under the rule change. His first two four-year terms as president do not count because they were won under a previous constitution.