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COVID-19: Bolivia ex-health minister remanded for over-pricing ventilators

Bolivia’s ex-health minister has been remanded in custody over a corruption investigation into over-priced ventilators to fight the novel coronavirus, the attorney general said on Sunday. Marcelo Navajas was fired after he was arrested on Wednesday as part of an investigation into the purchase of 179 ventilators from a Spanish company for almost $5 million,
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Bolivia president asks all ministers to resign

Bolivia’s interim President Jeanine Anez asked all her ministers to resign a little more than three months before a general election, a statement from the presidency said on Sunday. The news came just hours after communication minister Roxana Lizarraga resigned in protest at Anez’s decision to stand as a presidential candidate in the May 3
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Morales, Bolivia

Bolivia’s interim government charges Morales with sedition and terrorism

Bolivia’s interim government filed a criminal complaint on Friday against former President Evo Morales for alleged sedition and terrorism, the interior minister said, as authorities began probes of his allies that they accuse of corruption and fomenting unrest. Interim President Jeanine Anez, a former senator and opponent of Morales, has faced a wave of demonstrations
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Mexico, Bolivia, Morales

Mexico says Bolivia suffered coup due to military pressure on Morales

Mexico’s government views the resignation of Bolivia’s president as a coup because the Bolivian military had broken with the constitution by pressing him to stand down, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Monday. “It’s a coup because the army requested the resignation of the president, and that violates the constitutional order of that country,”
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