Security & Strategic Review - October 2021

BOLIVIA: Excoriating IACHR report on Áñez’s presidency provides boon for Arce

The disputed events surrounding the ousting of former president Evo Morales (2006-2019) and the ascension of his successor, Jeanine Áñez (2019-2020), is the wound that refuses to heal in Bolivian politics. The issue was revisited once again on 17 August, when the Inter American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) published a damning indictment of human rights violations committed under Áñez. The report has been weaponised by both the government and the opposition – whilst President Luis Arce’s administration took it as confirmation that Áñez’s arrest in March was justified, opposition parties point to its warnings that she is unlikely to receive a fair trial and are calling for sweeping judicial reform. Meanwhile, concerns are mounting over Áñez’s wellbeing in prison following reports that she is physically weak and increasingly suicidal.

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