From Argentina where he took refuge, the ousted president said he wanted to draw inspiration from the Bolivarian militia of Venezuela if he returned to Bolivia. In La Paz, the government of Jeanine Áñez intends to file a complaint.
Bolivian Minister of Justice Álvaro Coimbra announced Monday, January 13, that Jeanine Áñez's government is counting "Press charges against former president Evo Morales for his statements on the attempt to organize" armed militias "if he decides to return to Bolivia", reports El Deber.
“If I come home (in Bolivia), or if someone comes back, we have to organize, like in Venezuela, armed militias of the people ”said the ousted former president, according to a recording made public on Sunday 12 January by Kawsachun Coca, local radio station in the province of Chapare.
No plan B, “a mistake”
For El Deber, Morals "Referred to the Bolivarian Militia, which is made up of civilians (reservists), former soldiers and civil servants" that constitute a task force “Supporting the government of Nicolás Maduro”.
According to the Bolivian daily, Evo Morales also admitted that he was “A huge mistake” of “Don't have a plan B” who would have left him and his Movement towards socialism (MAS) “In a better position after coming out of power”.
“We will initiate criminal proceedings against Evo Morales”, said Álvaro Coimbra, quoted by El Deber, Monday January 13. The Bolivian Minister of Justice considers that "If he plans to carry out this illegal creation of armed militias", Morales must come to Bolivia "And explain why he wants to go against the Constitution and the security of Bolivians".
The Bolivian daily recalls that the former president's statements came two months after he fled to Mexico after he resigned from the presidency, “Under pressure from demonstrations denouncing fraud” during the presidential election in October 2019. Bolivians must return to the polls to elect their new president on May 3.
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