Bolivian consulates throughout Argentina were used by the Evo Morales government to promote fraud in the October 20 elections, according to the report on the case by the Organization of American States (OAS), Foreign Minister Karen Longaric announced. She added consul Ademar Valda led the operation.
Supporters of ousted Bolivian leader Evo Morales marched into the capital La Paz on Thursday carrying coffins of people killed in clashes with the military and police, drawing attention to the human cost of the crisis in the South American nation.
Bolivia’s ousted president Evo Morales was flying to political asylum in Mexico on Monday night, the latest step the once-beloved leader’s rapid fall, while military and police deployed in the streets of La Paz to quell violence.
The Organization of American States recommended on Sunday that Bolivia hold a new election after it identified serious irregularities in the voting system in a report that called into question the victory of President Evo Morales.
Bolivia’s electoral authority announced on Monday night that President Evo Morales was close to avoiding a runoff in his re-election bid, touching off protests by the leader’s opponents already upset by a sudden halt in the release of the vote count.