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German Citizens Await Evacuation from Bolivia

Around 100 German citizens waited on Thursday to be evacuated from the Bolivian capital La Paz after further disturbances across South America's poorest country. The Germans, being sheltered in hotels since riots over gas and energy supplies erupted throughout Bolivia over a week ago, include tourists, hospital staff, voluntary aid workers and community helpers. At present, it is impossible to get them and other foreign nationals awaiting evacuation to the airport outside the capital. Thousands of anti-government demonstrators marched again on Wednesday in major cities around Bolivia to call on the president to resign, as popular resistance to the government spread. Two people were reported killed in Wednesday's riots.