The former interim president of Bolivia, Janine Anez. EFE / Rodrigo Sora
Bolivian Prosecutor’s Office On Friday, he ordered the arrest of the former interim president of the Andean country, Janine Anez, for the investigation into the alleged “coup” against Evo Morales in November 2019.. The measure extended to five of his ministers, two of whom have already been arrested. This is the former owner of the power bank, Rodrigo Guzman, Justice Alvaro Coimbra.
Arturo Murillo (Minister of Government), Kinking nunez (Public works, services, housing, and presidency), Luis Fernando Lopez (Defense) are the other ministers reached under the order, as well as former members of the military high command such as Admiral Palmeiro Jarjorie, Jorge Gonzalo Terceros and Gonzalo Mendetta.
Political persecution has begun. MAS decided to return to dictatorial styles. Shame because Bolivia does not need dictators, it needs freedom and solutions. Through his Twitter account, in which he also attached the complaint against him.
Carlos Mesa, former president and presidential candidate in the 2020 elections, expressed himself in the same vein. He also said through his networks that the country “In a process of political persecution worse than in dictatorial regimes“.
It was carried out against those who defended democracy and freedom in 2019. The massist judiciary and the prosecutor’s office are the hammer. He said the perpetrators of fraud were pardoned and pretending to be victims.
Specifically, the case accuses the former officials of crimes of terrorism, sedition, and conspiracy. The complaint was filed by former MP Lydia Patti, Who accused Luis Fernando Camacho, governor of Santa Cruz and candidate in last year’s presidential election in which Luis Ars won, of instigating with his father and various army and police leaders the protests that led to Morales’ departure.
Luis Fernando Camacho
The charges are practically the same, during his time in power, Officials at the time blamed Evo Morales, and in December 2019 an arrest warrant was issued for the former president.
However, by the time the order was issued – in December 2019 – Morales was already installed in Argentina, whose authorities indicated that he had “refugee status” and that they would not agree to his extradition.
The measure was canceled in October 2020, a week after Lewis Ars, one of the dolphins, imposed morals by a wide margin in the presidential election in the Andean country. However, the case judge made it clear at the time that this did not mean that the investigation would stop.
President of Bolivia, Luis Ars, EFE / Martín Alipaz
Since his resignation from the presidency, Morales has always argued that he was the victim of a coup. This event came after a report from the Organization of American States (OAS) Ensure irregularities were committed in the electoral process that took place in October, which sparked a wave of protests against the president.
The officials who were in the line of succession to take over the presidency under the constitution – the vice president, the president of the Senate, and the speaker of the House of Representatives – have also resigned. Faced with a power vacuum, Senator Janine Anez, the second vice president of the Senate, assumed the presidency.
The elections that were to replace the 2019 elections have been twice postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ones, who initially asserted that he would not compete to ensure confidence in his interim state, expressed his desire to do so in 2020, but eventually gave up on trying to form an alliance that would increase the chances of defeating the Socialist air movement. Despite this, Arce finally won the election and assumed leadership of the executive branch on November 8 of last year. For his part, Morales returned to Bolivia the next day, a year after leaving the country.
Bolivian Justice annulled the arrest warrant against Evo Morales