Bolivian President-Elect Survives Dynamite Attack

Bolivian President-elect Luis Arce survived a dynamite attack on Sunday night after a meeting at the headquarters of his Movimiento al Socialismo party in Bolivian capital La Paz.

Bolivian President-elect Luis Arce survived a dynamite attack on Sunday night after a meeting at the headquarters of his Movimiento al Socialismo party in Bolivian capital La Paz.

During a press conference, the party’s spokesperson Sebastian Michel told local reporters that “a group of right-wing terrorists” attacked the socialist leader and accused the country’s security forces for “leaving him totally unprotected.”

Michel also said that while no one was hurt in the incident, “the security forces failed to enough not only to protect our lives but essentially to protect the man that Bolivians elected as their new president.” 

He also pointed out that “We feel that we are totally unprotected. No one provides us with the security guarantees that our authority requires.”

Former Bolivian president Evo Morales condemned the attack on his Twitter account, stating that the small groups who are attempting “to create a climate of confusion and violence” will not be successful. “Our revolution is peaceful and democratic,” he pointed out.


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