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Argentina: Morales not afraid of 'unjust, unlawful and unconstitutional' arrest warrant

Argentina, Buenos Aires
December 19, 2019 at 00:45 GMT +00:00 · Published

Former Bolivian President Evo Morales said on Wednesday, that an arrest warrant issued by the current Bolivian authorities "does not scare him," while attending to the press outside the residence in Buenos Aires where he resides as a political refugee.

It is "an unjust, illegal and unconstitutional arrest warrant," Morales stated.

Earlier in the day, Bolivia's Public Ministry issued an arrest warrant against former president Morales for "allegedly committing crimes of sedition, terrorism and financing terrorism."

Morales assured that he plans to continue his political activity, since "as long as I have life and fate with me, I will continue the political struggle for a dignified, sovereign Bolivia.”

Bolivia has been governed by a de facto government since Morales resigned after the allegedly controversial elections and receiving pressure from the armed forces. The resulting power vacuum saw the country descend into violence.

Morales travelled to Mexico and Cuba before receiving an offer of political asylum from the new Argentinian government led by Alberto Fernandez.

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Former Bolivian President Evo Morales said on Wednesday, that an arrest warrant issued by the current Bolivian authorities "does not scare him," while attending to the press outside the residence in Buenos Aires where he resides as a political refugee.

It is "an unjust, illegal and unconstitutional arrest warrant," Morales stated.

Earlier in the day, Bolivia's Public Ministry issued an arrest warrant against former president Morales for "allegedly committing crimes of sedition, terrorism and financing terrorism."

Morales assured that he plans to continue his political activity, since "as long as I have life and fate with me, I will continue the political struggle for a dignified, sovereign Bolivia.”

Bolivia has been governed by a de facto government since Morales resigned after the allegedly controversial elections and receiving pressure from the armed forces. The resulting power vacuum saw the country descend into violence.

Morales travelled to Mexico and Cuba before receiving an offer of political asylum from the new Argentinian government led by Alberto Fernandez.

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