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Evo Morales Vows to Return to Bolivia by Next Christmas

HeadlineDec 26, 2019

Longtime Bolivian President Evo Morales is vowing to return to Bolivia, after he was ousted in what he and others have described as a military coup. Morales is currently in exile in Argentina. On Tuesday, he vowed to return to Bolivia by next Christmas.

Evo Morales: “For reasons of security, I can’t go into detail about the plan we have for returning to Bolivia. But one has to go back to one’s country, and the de facto government can’t understand that. It’s not a transitional government. If it were a transitional government, it wouldn’t start changing economic policy, social programs; it would just organize elections.”

In a separate interview Tuesday, Morales also claimed the United States played a role in forcing him from power, accusing the U.S. of orchestrating his ouster in order to gain access to Bolivia’s vast lithium reserves.

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