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Friday, December 20, 2019

Bolivia: Evo Morales rejects Interpol notice sent against him



Update Dec. 20, 2019

Argentina will not hand over Evo Morales to coup
Argentinian President Alberto Fernandez announced Thursday that his government "will not hand over for any reason" the former president of Bolivia Evo Morales who is in Buenos Aires under refugee status and who on Wednesday received an arrest warrant by the Bolivian Prosecutor’s Office, which accuses him of sedition and terrorism. -- 
TeleSur
https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Argentinian-Govt-We-Will-Not-Deliver-to-Evo-Morales---20191219-0020.html?fbclid=IwAR2TsWIMRXBOt2jDhHSr-P-O6rfXXjxmVQBzlw3lIe1nXH3vMy-hCKhF8yk



Update Dec. 16, 2019: Evo Morales describes coup and its US backing
Watch Glenn Greenwald's interview with Evo Morales in English and Spanish. Morales describes the coup and how the U.S. supported it.

https://theintercept.com/2019/12/16/evo-morales-interview-glenn-greenwald/

Self-appointed leader in Bolivia issuing arrest warrant for Evo Morales
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-bolivia-morales/bolivias-interim-leader-says-arrest-warrant-to-be-issued-against-morales-idUSKBN1YJ02F

Update: Dec. 13, 2019
Evo Morales arrives in Argentina after being granted asylum
Read more:
The Guardian

Update: Dec. 9, 2019: Evo Morales leaves Mexico for Cuba:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/07/evo-morales-heads-to-cuba-amid-talk-of-an-eventual-comeback
The Bolivian leader offered a press conference in Mexico where he challenged the political persecution pushed by the interim government.

By TeleSur
Bolivia's exiled President Evo Morales rejected Wednesday the blue notice Interpol issued against him in the framework of the political persecution unleashed in his country after the Nov.10 coup d'etat.
Interpol's alert has been turned on for Uruguay, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, and Mexico. This security alert is intended to "locate, identify or obtain information about a person of interest in a criminal investigation."
The Indigenous leader, in a press conference from Mexico, denounced that the new administration has not prosecuted those responsible for the 30 deaths registered in the context of the protests. However, he said, they persecute and accuse of multiple crimes the militants and followers of the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS), Morales' party.
The former head of state, on the other hand, is accused of terrorism, criminal association, armed uprising and other small towns related to popular demonstrations that rejected the anti-democratic affront in the country.

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