1 killed in Bolivia clashes near fuel plant


El ALTO, Bolivia (AP) — At least one person has been killed in clashes between Bolivian security forces and supporters of former President Evo Morales near a major fuel plant.

The public defender’s office on Tuesday confirmed the death in El Alto, where protesters had been trying to block access to the fuel plant.

A hospital says at least eight people were injured.

The violence came as some Bolivian cities report food and gasoline shortages because of demonstrations by pro-Morales groups.

Morales resigned on Nov. 10 following a disputed election and massive protests by Bolivians who believe he rigged the vote.

About two-dozen people have been killed in unrest since the Oct. 20 election. An interim government says it wants to organize new elections, but it faces fierce opposition from Morales’ camp.