Bolivian Ex-Interim President Arrested Over Alleged Coup

Bolivian authorities have arrested former interim President Jeanine Añez on accusations that she was involved in the alleged 2019 coup, on Saturday.

Añez said that her arrest was a “political persecution” of the government ruled by the Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS) party. 

She faces charges on terrorism, sedition and conspiracy over the alleged coup.

The former interim president earlier said, “It was not a coup, it was a constitutional succession due to electoral fraud.”

Meanwhile Minister of Government Eduardo del Castillo said, “There is no political persecution on our part here, and we do not fear anyone who thinks differently.”

Former President Evo Morales of the MAS, resigned in 2019 due to electoral fraud allegations, has now returned from exile following the party’s candidate President Luis Arce’s win from last year’s election.

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