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Seattle police captain busted in prostitution sting after offering $40 to undercover cop: reports

A police captain in Seattle was among the five men arrested this week in a prostitution string, reports say.

Capt. Randal Woolery, a member of the Seattle Police Department for 31 years, was placed on administrative leave following his arrest Wednesday in north Seattle, KING-TV reported.

The station reported not being able to reach Woolery for comment. An email Saturday seeking comment from Fox News wasn’t immediately returned.

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“Seattle police arrested a 53-year-old SPD employee last night in an undercover Vice operation in North Seattle,” Sgt. Sean Whitcomb was quoted as saying by KIRO-TV. The other four men weren’t identified.

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Seattle Police Capt. Randal Woolery is also a county fire commissioner.  (Snohomish County Fire District 7)

The station cited sources as saying Woolery offered $40 to an undercover officer posing as a prostitute.

He was booked and released, according to the station. The charges involve misdemeanors.

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Woolery was recently honored for his leadership skills, KIRO-TV reported. He also serves as a fire commissioner in Snohomish County.

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Christian Bale’s GT40 from ‘Ford v. Ferrari’ is racing to the auction block

Ford v. Ferrari’ star Christian Bale is an actor, and so is the car he drove in the film.

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The light blue Ford GT40 Bale’s Ken Miles character races in the 1966 24 Hours of LeMans was built by Superformance, a replica car company that specializes in vintage models like the iconic racing machine.

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(Twentieth Century Fox)

Superformance provided two GT40s for the making of the film, each used as “hero” cars for close-up shots. The original still exists, but is worth at least $10 million today and far too valuable to put through the rigors of movie production.

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Company CEO Lance Stander told Fox News Autos both of the cars sold to private buyers within 48 hours of being returned from the filmmakers earlier this year, but now one is set to be sold again at the Mecum Auctions event in Kissimmee, Fla., in January, where the Ford Mustang from “Bullitt” will also be offered.

The right-hand-drive coupe still wears its costume from the film, including period-correct Smiths gauges, and is powered by a modern 511 cubic-inch V8 built by Roush that puts out around 600 hp.

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Superformance sells GT40 “kits” without drivetrains starting at $130,000, while a finished car like this one would run in the $250,000-$300,000 range if purchased new.

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NFL needs to ‘drop the hammer’ on Myles Garrett, former players say

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Former NFL players Chris Valletta and Sean James think the league needs to hold Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett accountable for his actions.

Garrett was suspended indefinitely on Friday for his role in an ugly brawl that took place at the end of Thursday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, an altercation that resulted in two other suspensions and hefty fines levied against both teams.

Appearing on “Fox & Friends: Weekend” with host Pete Hegseth, Chris Valletta and Sean James both said this needs to be a “learning experience.”

MASON RUDOLPH RECEIVES SUPPORT FROM EX-STEELERS TEAMMATE ANTONIO BROWN AFTER MYLES GARRETT BRAWL

“Helmet comes off — you stop. Every football player knows that. Inexcusable from Myles Garrett, no doubt,” said Valletta. ” I think what important is…one of the things football teaches you is your ability to control your emotions. And even when you’re provoked, which Myles Garrett was…the ability to control your emotions and not lose your cool is actually harder than getting in a fight in the first place.”

James said that while this is “what happens in the heat of battle,” these “are things that you’ve dealt with from high school to college and there’s accountability.”

“I mean, there’s rules. When you look at chapter 17 in the rule book it was something that probably could have just been a penalty if he [had] not swung the helmet [with the] intent to actually hurt the other player,” he added.

“So I think, you know, it’s bad for Cleveland. It’s bad for the league. You know this is America’s culture. We love football. And, any time something like this happens we have to be able to address it and use this as a learning experience,” he told Hegseth.

In a statement, the NFL said Garrett will be suspended “at a minimum for the remainder of the regular season and postseason and must meet with the commissioner’s office prior to a decision on his reinstatement.”

Garrett’s teammate Larry Ogunjobi and Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey were also suspended and fined. The NFL said more suspensions resulting from the incident were imminent. The league also fined the Browns and the Steelers $250,000 each over the incident.

Shortly after the league announced his suspension, Garrett released a statement through the team apologizing, echoing what he told reporters immediately after the game.

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“Last night, I made a terrible mistake. I lost my cool and what I did was selfish and unacceptable,” Garrett’s statement said. “I know that we are all responsible for our actions and I can only prove my true character through my actions moving forward. I want to apologize to Mason Rudolph, my teammates, our entire organization, our fans and to the NFL. I know have to be accountable for what happened, learn from my mistake and I fully intend to do so.”

Valletta added: “The NFL has worked hard in changing the narrative for the last few years from, you know, domestic violence and murder and protesting and revising a lot of the player personal conduct policies. So, they’ve got to drop the hammer here.

“I do feel for Myles Garrett, but you know he made a bad decision. A lesson and a message has to be sent to the NFL. It’s a tough situation.”

Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report.

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Singer will.i.am calls flight attendant ‘racist’ after incident onboard

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will.i.am put a flight attendant on blast after there was an issue on a recent flight he took.

The Black Eyed Peas singer, whose real name is William Adams, was on a Qantas flight from Brisbane to Sydney Friday when an incident occurred that made him air his grievances on Twitter.

The “Voice UK” judge, 49, wrote: “I’m currently on a flight from Brisbane to Sydney. I’m sorry to say me and my group have experienced they worse [sic] service due to a overly aggressive flight attendant.”

WILL.I.AM: HOW THE HIT MAKER IS HITTING HARD IN BUSINESS

“I don’t want to believe she racist. But she has clearly aimed all her frustrations only at the people of colour,” he added.

The issue reportedly started when the musician couldn’t hear announcements over the PA system because he was wearing noise-canceling headphones.

“@Qantas I was making music wearing noise canceling headphones on the plane… I’m sorry i couldn’t hear the P.A…I  complied when she’s tapped me on the shoulder to put my laptop away… It’s sad that your #RacistFlightAttendant sent the police…” will.i.am wrote.

WILL.I.AM DISCUSSES ‘DUMB-THUMBING,’ WEARABLES AND GIVING BACK

He then described how he was met by five police officers when the flight landed and felt “intimidated.”

“@Qantas Your #RacistFlightattendant was beyond rude & took it to the next level by calling the police on me. thank god the other passengers testified that SHE was out of Control the police finally let me go. imagine if the police were as aggressive.”

“I was intimidated by 5 police officers when I landed…for what? I put away my laptop when she asked…why would she feel threatened by me to call the police? What did I do wrong? I wasn’t out of hand.. I was polite & did what she asked… now you’re asking me to take abuse?”

will.i.am faced backlash for naming the flight attendant, who then started to receive criticism online.

He addressed his fans saying, “Please do not send Hate…This type of disrespect and name calling is uncalled for…I don’t support abuse & attacks like this…I hope that everyone can be more compassionate & understanding towards one another…because it was the lack of compassion that caused this.”

Qantas reacted to the incident with a statement obtained by The Independent.

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“There was a misunderstanding on board, which seems to have been exacerbated by will.i.am wearing noise-cancelling headphones and not being able to hear instructions from crew.

“We completely reject the suggestion this had anything to do with race. We’ll be following up with will.i.am and wish him well for the rest of the tour.”

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Singer will.i.am calls flight attendant ‘racist’ after incident onboard

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will.i.am put a flight attendant on blast after there was an issue on a recent flight he took.

The Black Eyed Peas singer, whose real name is William Adams, was on a Qantas flight from Brisbane to Sydney Friday when an incident occurred that made him air his grievances on Twitter.

The “Voice UK” judge, 49, wrote: “I’m currently on a flight from Brisbane to Sydney. I’m sorry to say me and my group have experienced they worse [sic] service due to a overly aggressive flight attendant.”

WILL.I.AM: HOW THE HIT MAKER IS HITTING HARD IN BUSINESS

“I don’t want to believe she racist. But she has clearly aimed all her frustrations only at the people of colour,” he added.

The issue reportedly started when the musician couldn’t hear announcements over the PA system because he was wearing noise-canceling headphones.

“@Qantas I was making music wearing noise canceling headphones on the plane… I’m sorry i couldn’t hear the P.A…I  complied when she’s tapped me on the shoulder to put my laptop away… It’s sad that your #RacistFlightAttendant sent the police…” will.i.am wrote.

WILL.I.AM DISCUSSES ‘DUMB-THUMBING,’ WEARABLES AND GIVING BACK

He then described how he was met by five police officers when the flight landed and felt “intimidated.”

“@Qantas Your #RacistFlightattendant was beyond rude & took it to the next level by calling the police on me. thank god the other passengers testified that SHE was out of Control the police finally let me go. imagine if the police were as aggressive.”

“I was intimidated by 5 police officers when I landed…for what? I put away my laptop when she asked…why would she feel threatened by me to call the police? What did I do wrong? I wasn’t out of hand.. I was polite & did what she asked… now you’re asking me to take abuse?”

will.i.am faced backlash for naming the flight attendant, who then started to receive criticism online.

He addressed his fans saying, “Please do not send Hate…This type of disrespect and name calling is uncalled for…I don’t support abuse & attacks like this…I hope that everyone can be more compassionate & understanding towards one another…because it was the lack of compassion that caused this.”

Qantas reacted to the incident with a statement obtained by The Independent.

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“There was a misunderstanding on board, which seems to have been exacerbated by will.i.am wearing noise-cancelling headphones and not being able to hear instructions from crew.

“We completely reject the suggestion this had anything to do with race. We’ll be following up with will.i.am and wish him well for the rest of the tour.”

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Legal analysts react to Marie Yovanovitch’s testimony, agree Democrats don’t have a leg to stand on

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Fox News legal analysts rejected the validity of House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry after former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testified before Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill last week.

Appearing on “Fox & Friends: Weekend” with hosts Ed Henry and Lisa Boothe on Saturday, Senior Legal Adviser for Trump 2020 Campaign Jenna Ellis Rives said what the American people saw in the impeachment hearings “is that the Democrats actually have zero evidence.”

Rives said, “What we have right now is the burden of proof on the Democrats and they can’t show it.”

The Democrats’ probe was initiated after a whistleblower complaint to the intelligence community inspector general about the president’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenksy.

CHRIS STEWART TAKEDOWN OF YOVANOVITCH SHOWS DEMOCRATS HAVE ‘NO CASE,’ GOP SAYS

On the call, Trump pressed Zelensky to open an investigation into Ukrainian election meddling in the 2016 presidential race and into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine.

The president’s request came after millions in U.S. military aid to Ukraine had been frozen, which Democrats and witnesses have cited as a quid pro quo arrangement.

Zelensky, though, has said he felt no pressure during the call. The White House has maintained no wrongdoing, and the president has repeatedly said the call was “perfect,” arguing that it contained “no quid pro quo.”

Within the last week, Democrats have notably shifted their rhetoric to accusing the president of bribery instead of quid pro quo.

Fox News Legal Analyst Gregg Jarrett said, “Bribery is nothing more than a quid pro quo — an exchange of benefits. But, if the recipient of the quid is oblivious to the quo, it’s a legal impossibility for there to be a quid pro quo.”

He said that Democrats are looking for “any excuse, any pretext, to impeach the president” because “they are driven by hatred or bias.”

Former Chair of the House Oversight and Reform Committee Jason Chaffetz added that he believes the “evidence is that Donald Trump was much tougher on Russia than Barack Obama was.”

He told the hosts the investigation was all “just a charade” the Democrats were perpetuating and that he had wished Republicans had moved to adjourn the hearing after Yovanovitch told Rep. Chris Stewart, a Utah Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, that she could supply the panel with no information regarding criminal activity or bribes that President Trump may have been involved with.

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“Do you have any information regarding any criminal activity that the president of the United States has been involved with at all?” asked Stewart.

“No,” Yovanovitch said.

“The American people know this is nonsense,” Stewart added. “The American people know this is unfair.”

“It’s a complete sham,” Rives concluded. “This is just a political maneuver in the court of public opinion to take out a duly elected president.”

Fox News’ Brooke Singman and Victor Garcia contributed to this report.

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NY college student’s killer sentenced to 30 years in Nicaragua prison

A New York college student’s convicted killer has been sentenced to a maximum of 30 years in prison in Nicaragua where he fled after the murder.

Orlando Tercero, 23, was found guilty of last year’s murder of Binghamton University student 22-year-old Haley Anderson in a Nicaragua courtroom Nov. 1. The sentencing was Friday.

Nicaragua prohibits the extradition of its own citizens, leading to the rare legal proceeding in which New York prosecutors participated in the case via a video hookup by lining up witnesses. Tercero is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Nicaragua.

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Orlando Tercero, 23, was sentenced to 30 years behind bars in Nicaragua in the upstate New York killing of Haley Anderson, a 22-year-old nursing student at Binghamton University. She was strangled to death in 2018. Tercero fled to Nicaragua after her death. (AP/Facebook)

COLLEGE STUDENT’S MURDER IN NEW YORK LEADS TO A GUILTY VERDICT IN NICARAGUA

Investigators believe Anderson was asleep when Tercero strangled her to death, Broome County District Attorney Steve Cornwell said Friday, according to Fox 40 Binghamton.

“It doesn’t get any more sick and depraved than that,” he said after the sentencing, according to the station. “Not only is he using his physical abilities, but praying on somebody who is helpless.”

Anderson’s parents joined Cornwell to watch the sentencing in his office, the station reported.

Friends of Anderson, who was from Long Island, said Tercero was obsessed with her. He met her at Binghamton where he was also a student.

EX-BOYFRIEND WHO FLED US AFTER DEATH OF NEW YORK COLLEGE STUDENT HAD AN ‘OBSESSION’ WITH HER, ROOMMATE CLAIMS

Her body was found in his off-campus apartment.

A police investigator testified that Tercero left a note at his residence saying he was sorry

Cornwell praised Nicaraguan authorities, saying they stepped up and fought for Anderson as if she was their own victim.

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“We are all very thankful,” he said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Coast Guard intercepts narco-sub with 5,000 pounds of cocaine worth $69M

A U.S. Coast Guard cutter has seized an apparent narco-submarine carrying more than 5,000 pounds of cocaine worth approximately $69 million during an interdiction operation in the Pacific Ocean.

The semi-submersible vessel was transporting 2 1/2 tons of cocaine at the time of the Oct. 23 seizure by Coast Guard law enforcement personnel aboard the Harriet Lane.

COAST GUARD INTERCEPTS UNDERSEA VESSEL CARRYING $165M OF COCAINE 

“Boarding teams from the cutter deployed in interceptor boats and stopped the suspected smuggling vessel just before midnight,” the Coast Guard said in a news release Thursday.

“The boarding teams took control of the vessel before the four suspected smugglers aboard could sink the craft using installed scuttling valves.”

The exact location of the bust wasn’t disclosed.

“I am really proud of our crew and the precision and professionalism with which they conducted this interdiction,” said Cmdr. Dorothy Hernaez, Commanding Officer of the Harriet Lane, in the statement. . “It was an all hands on deck effort to properly position the cutter and to safely make the seizure.”

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The Harriet Lane – a 27-foot medium-endurance cutter commission in 1984, operates out of Portsmouth in Virginia.

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Bolivia change of power polarizes Western hemisphere along ‘tired, ideological lines’

His supporters call it an illegal coup. His opponents call it a victory for democracy. And everyday Bolivians are now mired in a political and constitutional crisis with no path forward.

Bolivian President Evo Morales resigned on November 10 amid widespread popular protests following an October 20 election, which many considered a sham and constitutionally dubious. The political crisis in Bolivia is truly unprecedented because the constitution does not outline who would take power after mass resignations in the government.

“President Morales, his vice president, and the leaders of the House and Senate all resigned. This created a vacuum of power, as the constitutional line of succession does not contemplate a case in which these four positions are vacant,” Michael Camilleri, director of the Rule of Law Program at the Inter-American Dialogue, told Fox News.

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Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, left, welcomes former Bolivian President Evo Morales and former Vice-President Alvaro Garcia Linera, right, upon their arrival in Mexico City, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Mexico granted asylum to Morales, who resigned on Nov. 10 under mounting pressure from the military and the public after his re-election victory triggered weeks of fraud allegations and deadly protests. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

BOLIVIA’S SOCIALIST PRESIDENT EVO MORALES RESIGNS AMID ELECTION FRAUD ALLEGATIONS

Jeanine Añez assumed power as Bolivia’s interim president on November 13 and addressed the nation, promising to “reconstruct democracy” and bring the country together. The Constitutional Tribunal validated her ascent to power and fresh elections must be held within 90 days.

A lawyer and former television news anchor, Añez, the opposition leader in the Senate, is a religious conservative and carried a large Bible into the presidential palace where Morales had it removed.

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Surrounded by fellow lawmakers, the Senate’s second vice president and opposition politician Jeanine Anez, center, holds a Bible after she declared herself the country’s interim president during a session at Congress, in La Paz, Bolivia, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Anez took the step after protests and pressure from the army made former President Evo Morales quit his office. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

“God has allowed the Bible to return to the palace,” she said

She also appointed a cabinet that doesn’t include anyone from Bolivia’s indigenous population, which comprises 41 percent of the population.

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According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, Añez was accused of posting racist and anti-indigenous tweets prior to becoming president. Añez has yet to gain the support of Morales’s Movement for Socialism Party or the indigenous community. The 52-year-old interim president is quickly consolidating power and ensuring forces loyal to Morales do not disrupt Bolivia’s fragile transition.

Meanwhile, Morales fled the country and was offered asylum in Mexico.

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This photo released by by Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard shows Bolivia’s former President Evo Morales holding a Mexican flag aboard a Mexican Air Force aircraft, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. Morales has been granted asylum in Mexico after he resigned to the presidency on Nov. 10, under mounting pressure from the military and the public after a disputed re-election victory that triggered weeks of fraud allegations and deadly protests. (Mexico’s Foreign Minister via AP)

Even in exile, the former president called the move an illegal power grab and his supporters refuse to accept the placement of the interim president, taking to the streets to voice opposition to Añez. More importantly, Añez has the backing of the military elite to appoint a new cabinet.

The announcement of an interim president has not quelled the disaffected demonstrators and Bolivia remains extremely fragile and volatile. The polarized nation is still divided between those who cheered the ousting of Morales and those who remain ardent supporters in the Congress and society.

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Morales was actually a very popular president and implemented many economic policies that fostered growth and stability in a turbulent region. Riding the wave of high commodity prices, Morales was able to spend large amounts of revenue on social welfare programs causing a dramatic fall in the poverty rate. As commodity prices declined and debt steadily rose, the president lost some support with key constituencies.

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Opponents of Bolivia’s President Evo Morales celebrate after he announced his resignation in La Paz, Bolivia, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. Morales resigned under mounting pressure from the military and the public after his re-election victory triggered weeks of fraud allegations and deadly protests.(AP Photo/Juan Karita)

Morales was seeking re-election for a fourth term in office in violation of the constitutionally mandated two-term limit. The Organization of American States (OAS), which monitors elections across the region, determined that there were “clear manipulations” within the electoral process and could not confirm that Morales had won. Morales ignored the OAS report and declared himself the winner.

As the legitimacy and integrity of the election were called into serious doubt, thousands of people took to the streets in opposition to Morales’ blatant power grab. Morales claimed he was able to stand for a fourth term because his first term from 2006 to 2009 predated the current constitution establishing the two-term limit.

Protests remained steadfast and firm in their demands, leading to Bolivia’s top military chief calling for Morales to step down. Morales initially agreed to fresh elections, but after three weeks of violent protests and as key members of the military defected, the pressure became too much.

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Police launch tear gas to disperse demonstrators during a protest against President Evo Morales’ reelection, in La Paz, Bolivia, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

Morales, elected in 2006 and the first indigenous president of Bolivia, resigned to cheering anti-government demonstrators who had grown tired of his increasing authoritarianism and corruption.

Morales may have been ousted, but he is still not without key allies across the region.

Mexico’s leftist president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who offered Morales asylum, voiced support for the ousted Bolivian leader, as did the leftist president-elect of Argentina, Alberto Fernandez. The regions left-wing leaders were in lockstep with Morales, calling the overthrow of the president an illegal coup.

On the other hand, right-wing leaders, including Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro, praised the uprising and the anti-government demonstrators. President Trump, a vocal opponent of the Latin America’s socialist leaders, called his resignation a “significant moment for democracy” in the Western Hemisphere.

“Morales’ removal from power has polarized the hemisphere along tired, ideological lines,” Camilleri said.

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Luis Fernando Camacho, a Santa Cruz civic leader and major opposition figure, waves to the crowd while riding on a car, in La Paz, Bolivia November 10, 2019. REUTERS/Manuel Claure

“The United States and some governments in Latin America recognize Añez as the legitimate interim president, while other governments in the region argue that Morales was the victim of a coup. This is a negative development for cooperation among nations in the Americas, and underscores the importance of Bolivia holding credible, inclusive elections as soon as feasible, Camilleri added.

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Bolivia is also not the only country in the region facing widespread protests and civil unrest. Ecuador, Chile, and Peru are all facing disaffected protesters as their governments fail to address the economic grievances of the population following a collapse in the commodities boom.

These protests are against both right-wing and left-wing governments, highlighting the non-ideological nature of the social movements across the region.

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Sarah Ferguson praises ex Prince Andrew for tell-all interview: He’s ‘a true and real gentleman’

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Prince Andrew sat down for a “no-holds-barred interview” interview this week during which he discussed his friendship with now-deceased sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and the sexual assault allegations made against him.

In a move to show solidarity, the British royal’s ex-wife and mother to his children, Sarah Ferguson, took to social media to praise his candidness in the conversation with BBC Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis.

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“It is so rare to meet people that are able to speak from their hearts with honesty+pure real truth, that remain steadfast and strong to their beliefs,” she wrote on Friday.

“Andrew is a true+real gentleman and is stoically steadfast to not only his duty but also his kindness + goodness @TheDukeOfYork.” They were married from 1986 to 1996.

The Duke of York, 59, admitted: “I kick myself … on a daily basis” for being friends with and staying with Epstein on multiple occasions.

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“I stayed with him and that’s [something] I kick myself for on a daily basis because it was not something that was becoming of a member of the royal family and we try and uphold the highest standards and practices and I let the side down, simple as that,” the second son of Queen Elizabeth said.

Prince Andrew also addressed his relationship (or lack thereof) with Virginia Roberts (now Virginia Giuffre), who alleged that she was forced to have sex with the Duke of York three times between 1999 and 2002 in London and on Epstein’s private island in the Caribbean.

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“I have no recollection of ever meeting this lady, none whatsoever,” he said.

Giuffre claimed that Epstein paid her to have sex with the British royal and she was just 17 years old during her first experience.

In August, Buckingham Palace said in a statement that Andrew was “appalled by the recent reports of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged crimes,” which include the sex trafficking of girls as young as 14 years old.

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“His Royal Highness deplores the exploitation of any human being and the suggestion he would condone, participate in or encourage any such behavior is abhorrent,” the palace said.

Epstein, 66, died in jail Aug. 10 while awaiting trial on federal sex trafficking and conspiracy charges, with prosecutors alleging that he sexually abused girls over several years in the early 2000s.

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“Prince Andrew & the Epstein Scandal” will air on BBC 2 at 9 p.m. on Saturday. It is not clear when the program will air in the U.S.

Fox News’ Frank Miles and Travis Fedschun contributed to this report.

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