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Bolivian authorities transferred General Juan José Zuñiga on Saturday to the maximum security El Abra prison as part of an ongoing investigation into his alleged leadership of a failed coup attempt against President Luis Arce’s government, Director of the Penitentiary System Juan Carlos Limpias told local media. Limpias said that prisoners at Chonchorro, where Zuñiga [...]

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Military vehicles from Boliva breached the presidential palace on Wednesday in an apparent coup attempt. This came after many military vehicles were seen in Plaza Murillo where the government houses and presidential palace are located.  This mobilization was met with immediate backlash from the government as the country’s president, Luis Arce,  denounced the troops’ movements [...]

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Protests against the recent arrest of right-wing Bolivian opposition politician and Santa Cruz governor Luis Fernando Camacho continued this week in the Santa Cruz district, stoking fears that Bolivia’s cycle of political retribution will continue. Human Rights Watch (HRW) Associate Director, Americas Division César Muñoz said on Tuesday that “The crime of terrorism has been [...]

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A federal court Wednesday sentenced former Bolivian minister Arturo Murillo to 70 months in prison, according to a statement from the US Department of Justice. Murillo was convicted of corruption and conspiracy to launder bribes in the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida. In October 2022, Murillo pleaded guilty to accepting at [...]

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Bolivian opposition leader Luis Fernando Camacho was sentenced Friday to four months of pretrial detention following a seven-hour court hearing on charges of terrorism. Judge Sergio Pacheco issued Camacho’s sentence, which Camacho’s communications team called “armed, dark, abusive, attacking and inconsistent.” Camacho, who is the governor of the Santa Cruz region, was arrested on 28 [...]

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Bolivia’s former acting president Jeanine Anez was arrested Saturday on terrorism and sedition charges. Government minister Carlos Eduardo del Castillo tweeted that Anez had been apprehended and was in police custody. Anez served as the interim president after Evo Morales fled the country in 2019 during widespread protests against his re-election. Anez allegedly used the judiciary [...]

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A Bolivian judge sitting in La Paz on Monday canceled a warrant for exiled former president Evo Morales. Morales, who has been in exile for more than a year in Mexico and then Argentina, would now be able to return to Bolivia without fear of arrest. Morales fled the country in November 2019 in the [...]

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The Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a report on Friday, alleging that Bolivia’s  interim government, led by President Jeanine Anez, uses the judiciary to attack former President Evo Morales and members of his administration. The report claims Anez’s government “has publicly pressured prosecutors and judges to act to further its interests, leading to criminal investigations [...]

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The Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) for the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced Wednesday that the interim government of Bolivia sent a referral to Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, asking for an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity committed by members of the Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS) during protests in August. MAS is led by former president [...]

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