August 12, 2020

Bolivia slams armed protesters as international bodies urge dialogue

La Paz (AFP) – Bolivian authorities denounced the actions of armed protesters as the country entered a 10th day of road blocks that have prevented vital medical supplies needed to fight the coronavirus pandemic from reaching hospitals.Supporters of exiled former president Evo Morales have set up 142 road blocks throughout all nine Bolivian departments, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Javier Issa said on Wednesday.The demonstrators — mostly indigenous people and farmers — are angry that a general election has been delayed for a second time.Fired up by Morales from his exile in Argentina, …


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