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Bolivia's congress recommends lawsuit against out-going conservative interim president Jeanine Añez

Saturday, October 31st 2020 - 07:57 UTC
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After assuming power on Nov. 12 of last year, Añez's government came under fire for a law giving the military broad discretion in the use of force After assuming power on Nov. 12 of last year, Añez's government came under fire for a law giving the military broad discretion in the use of force

Bolivia's Congress, controlled by the socialist party of the former indigenous President Evo Morales, approved on Thursday night a report that recommends a lawsuit against outgoing right-wing President Jeanine Añez for genocide and other alleged crimes.

The report, submitted by a parliamentary commission, alleges that Añez and some of her ministers are responsible for “resolutions contrary to the Constitution and the laws, breach of duties, genocide, murder, serious injuries, criminal association, and deprivation of liberty and the forced disappearance of people.”

Bolivia spiraled into chaos after its October 2019 election was mired in controversy amid allegations it had been rigged; Morales then resigned under pressure from protesters following an OAS report claiming fraud in the ballot count.

After assuming power on Nov. 12 of last year, Añez's government came under fire for a law giving the military broad discretion in the use of force. At least 30 people were killed in protests after she took office, most of whom were MAS supporters and civilians.

Morales' MAS socialist party resumed control of the presidency when its candidate Luis Arce won elections this month. Arce will take office on Nov. 8.

The report recommending the suit will now be weighed by Bolivia's parliament, where MAS represents a majority but falls short of the two-thirds needed to approve it.

Categories: Politics, Latin America.

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  • Think

    Bolivia's congress recommends lawsuit against out-going catholic fundamentalist, racist, self-appointed coup president and Faux-Blonde & Boobies Turnipette Jeanine Añez sounds more like it...

    Oct 31st, 2020 - 12:07 pm 0
  • DemonTree

    Hi, Think. I did wonder why you suddenly turned into Mr Nasty... after 3 goddamn years... and now, now you tell me it's because of something that isn’t even true? I didn't, and don't, support the coup in Bolivia, whatever you imagined. But I think that was just an excuse, and knowing you were wrong will make no difference. We'll see if you're honest enough to admit it or not...

    Nov 03rd, 2020 - 09:20 am 0
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