Votes are still being counted in Bolivia, where President Evo Morales held a referendum on whether he can seek a fourth term in office. Morales’ popularity has been dented by corruption allegations and many Bolivians are eager for change.
The Bolivian government aims to pump massive investments to expand the country's production of lithium, a metal needed for the batteries that power everything from smartphones and laptops to hybrid and electric cars.
Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers have voted to move ahead with a controversial independence referendum. The vote comes amid international opposition and internal political disputes within Kurdish ranks.
Catalan separatists have officially launched their campaign for an independence referendum. The region has also said it will stop sending financial accounts to Madrid to prove public funds aren't going to the referendum.
Judges in Madrid have suspended a law passed by Catalonia's parliament which allows a public vote on independence to proceed. The Constitutional Court's decision means the ballot, slated for October 1, could be delayed.
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