Bolivian de facto government accuses Evo Morales of terrorism

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Bolivian de facto government accuses Evo Morales of terrorism





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Evo Morales at a press conference last November. Photo Cristina Rodríguez / Archive


Peace. The Bolivian prosecution opened a process to ex-president in exile Evo Morales for alleged terrorism and requested his preventive detention by accusing him of coordinating blockades in important cities after the political and social upheaval that the Andean country experienced last year.

In a press release, the Public Ministry reported on Monday that after investigations “it was evidenced” that the former president communicated with a former leader of his political party from Mexico on November 14.

Six days later, the government minister of facto, Arturo Murillo, presented to the prosecution the video in which Morales is allegedly heard instructing the leader to block the cities so that they do not pass food during the street protests.

The prosecution sent the audio to the Technological Research Center of Colombia to verify the authenticity of Morales’ voice, which he determined to have a “high probability.”

The former president resigned from the presidency on November 10 after almost 14 years of being in command of Bolivia after the deadly street protests generated after accusations of fraud in the October presidential elections in which Morales was seeking a new mandate. In the end the elections were canceled.

Two days later, Senator Jeanine Áñez assumed the de facto presidency in order to call new elections. Morales received asylum in Mexico, from where he traveled to Argentina, which gave him refuge.

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