Far-Right Coup Leader Jeanine Añez Arrested For Sedition In Bolivia

  • Far-right Bolivian politician Jeanine Añez was arrested Saturday on charges of terrorism and sedition for her role in the 2019 military coup that ousted former President Evo Morales and ushered in a brutal regime that violently repressed largely Indigenous pro-democracy protesters.
  • In November of 2019—days after Morales was forced by the nation’s military to resign and flee the country over bogus claims of election fraud—Añez declared herself the interim president of Bolivia in violation of the country’s constitution. The Trump administration, then in power in the U.S., applauded the military coup as it drew global condemnation.
  • In a tweet Saturday morning, Morales declared that “the authors and accomplices of the dictatorship that looted the economy and attacked life and democracy in Bolivia” must “be investigated and punished.”

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