The complex case of Bolivia’s ex-president Jeanine Áñez

Months after her arrest and a suicide attempt, Áñez remains trapped in a complex judicial scenario.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It was the early morning of March 13, 2021. Jeanine Áñez, interim president of Bolivia between 2019 and 2020, left her home under arrest, accused of being the co-perpetrator of a coup d'état. Six months later, the right-wing ex-president awaits her trial.

"The political persecution has begun," tweeted the right-wing ex-president hours before her arrest in the Amazonian department of Beni, where she is from.

In pre-trial detention in La Paz, the 54-year-old attorney and TV hostess is accused of having promoted an alleged coup d'état . . .

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