Charges for crimes against humanity against former Bolivian President Evo Morales have been filed by November 30 last before The International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague, a Paris-based law firm confirmed on Tuesday.
Interim Bolivian President Jeanine Añez agreed to withdraw the military from protest areas and repeal a law giving them broad discretion in the use of force as part of a preliminary “pacification” deal struck early on Sunday with protest leaders.
Former president Evo Morales urged the international community on Wednesday to intervene to stop what he called a “genocide” in Bolivia, where at least 32 people have died in violence that erupted after his disputed re-election.
Bolivian police and military forces used armoured vehicles and helicopters to clear access to a major gas plant in the city of El Alto on Tuesday, a show of strength after blockades at the facility had cut off fuel supply to nearby La Paz.
Bolivia's interim government is looking to conduct presidential elections as the country is locked in political unrest after the resignation of Evo Morales, an official said on Monday. A possible option would be to issue a supreme decree, which bypasses Congress.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is urging authorities in Bolivia to ensure security forces comply with international standards on the use of force following the deaths of at least five protestors on Friday.
United Nations chief Antonio Guterres announced on Thursday that he ha appointed a Personal Envoy who would be travelling to Bolivia to offer support to national leaders, following the departure of former president Evo Morales.
The head of Bolivia’s Senate, Jeanine Añez, took office as interim president on Tuesday as former leader Evo Morales pledged to keep up his political fight from exile in Mexico after resigning in what he has alleged was a coup.
Argentina's President-elect Alberto Fernández was actively involved in ousted Bolivian leader Evo Morales' obtaining political asylum in Mexico, according to press reports.
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.