Bolivia’s legislature confirms grant of amnesty to former president Evo Morales

Morales had been accused of genocide and terrorism, for allegedly organizing and encouraging roadblocks and mobilizations against the Áñez administration.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Bolivian Legislative Assembly, in a session that included tough squabbles between the ruling party and the opposition, approved on Friday, February 12th, the presidential decree granting amnesty and pardon "for humanitarian reasons" to more than a thousand people "persecuted" by the prior de facto governmen, including former President Evo Morales.

"With the affirmative vote of the absolute majority of the Assembly, the presidential decree of amnesty and pardon for humanitarian reasons is approved," proclaimed Vice President David Choquehuanca, who led the session, after a three-hour debate.

The ruling Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) party imposed . . .

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