Bolivia Foils Plot Against Morales

Bolivian President Evo Morales, who just this week ended a hunger strike, is in the headlines again—but this time he’s on the receiving end of an international assassination plot. Bolivia says three would-be foreign assassins are dead after a shootout in a hotel in Santa Cruz, the center of opposition to Morales. The president ordered their arrest after receiving intelligence about the assassination plot, which also targeted the vice president and a Cabinet minister, he said. Morales, who’s in Venezuela with Hugo Chavez ahead of the Summit of the Americas, said two other guns for hire have been arrested.