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LATIN AMERICA | 23-09-2020 18:18

Bolivia's leader criticises Argentina at UN for harbouring Evo Morales

Bolivia's interim leader criticises Argentina for its "harbouring" of the country's former president Evo Morales, who she accuses of conspiring to foment unrest in her country.

Bolivia’s interim leader Jeanine Áñez has criticised Argentina for its "harbouring" of the country's former president Evo Morales, who she accuses of conspiring to foment unrest in her country.

“By what right do they harbour a violent conspiracy by Evo Morales against Bolivia’s democracy from Argentine soil?” Áñez said in her address to the UN General Assembly on Wednesday.

Argentina’s Foreign Ministry didn’t immediately reply to a message seeking comment.

Morales is living in Buenos Aires after fleeing Bolivia amid mass unrest following a contested election last year. Luis Arce, a candidate close to Morales, is leading in polls ahead of the October 18 vote.

Áñez pulled out of the election race this month, after polls showed her losing support. She claimed she wanted to unify the "democratic" vote in order to ensure Morales' MAS party didn't win the election.

– TIMES/BLOOMBERG

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