In Bolivia, at least 23 have died amid escalating violence since President Evo Morales resigned at the demand of the Bolivian military last week, in what he and many others have condemned as a military coup. In Cochabamba, military forces opened fire on indigenous pro-Morales demonstrators Friday, killing at least nine people and injuring more than 100. The violence began soon after thousands of indigenous coca leaf growers and other protesters gathered for a peaceful march in the town of Sacaba. The massacre came one day after self-proclaimed President Jeanine Áñez issued a decree protecting the military from prosecution for violent acts. Protesters are demanding she step down. We’ll have more on the crisis in Bolivia later in the broadcast.
Bolivian Military Massacres 9 People at Indigenous Pro-Morales March
HeadlineNov 18, 2019