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Political Crisis in Bolivia Continues After Military Pressure Ousts Evo Morales

HeadlineNov 19, 2019

Thousands marched across Bolivia Monday to demand the resignation of Jeanine Áñez, the right-wing senator who declared herself president of Bolivia last week after longtime socialist President Evo Morales resigned in what he and others have condemned as a military coup. The political crisis in Bolivia has sparked nationwide violence, with at least 23 dead, including nine people shot dead by the military at an indigenous pro-Morales march in Cochabamba Friday. In more news from Bolivia, indigenous Bolivian family members are in Miami today for a hearing urging the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to reinstate a $10 million judgment finding Bolivia’s former President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada liable for the massacre of more than 60 unarmed indigenous people in 2003. We’ll speak to Bolivia’s ambassador to the United Nations later in the broadcast.

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