Lic.Marcela V. Carol, March 15, 2021
ez, former President of Bolivia, was arrested in the city of Trinidad, capital of the Beni department of the Amazon, 600 kilometers northwest of the Bolivian capital, and taken to the El Alto International Airport in the city in a Hercules C-130 plane belonging to the Bolivian Air Force La Paz.
The former president was accompanied by Interior Minister Carlos Eduardo del Castillo and is currently in a cell for women in a barracks of the Special Force to Combat Crime (Felcc) in La Paz. At least 10 other people of the 10 people listed in the order were also from the authorities Arrested: former Energy Minister Rodrigo Guzmn and former Justice Minister lvaro Coimbra. There are also arrest warrants against the former interim minister of the presidency Yerko Nez, the interim government (interior) Arturo Murillo and the defense Luis Fernando Lpez, the last two are not currently in the country.
From his cell he wrote a letter to the OAS and the European Union asking them to send observer missions to La Paz to monitor his case. ez told local media that this is political intimidation and that behind this whole process is the Movement for Socialism (MAS) of President Luis Arce and former President Evo Morales (2006-2019). ez, she stressed that her status as a past president is not respected and that she has to go to international bodies.
It is worth remembering that Aez was the second female president in the Altiplano, after Lidia Gueiler, who spent a year in government at the end of the 1970s. He assumed the presidency after the departure of indigenous leader Evo Morales, but in the midst of a social upheaval that ended with a controversial vote, deadly protests and calls from the military to leave Morales. Reasons that led Evo Morales to flee Bolivia and which meant a coup for many. Aez finished third in a race for governorship in the Beni department in the last local elections this month. (License Marcela V. Carol)
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