Following Evo Morales’ Resignation, Bolivia Moves Closer to Civil War

In La Paz and other cities, government supporters are attacking people and institutions. The army and police are holding back for the time being. It is unclear how the political situation will develop.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The joy of demonstrators in La Paz at the resignation of President Evo Morales lasted for a short time - on Sunday evening (local time) the festive mood turned into violence. Supporters of the ruling party Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS) marched through La Paz and, according to eyewitnesses, attacked people and buildings. According to Bolivian media, there were also lootings.

Among the targets of attacks were company buildings and the private homes of members of . . .

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