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Fri Nov 15, 2019, 11:10 PM

The Latest: Bolivia hospital director: 5 killed in clashes

Source: Associated Press

NOVEMBER 15, 2019 05:05 PM

Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez looks up during a press conference in La Paz, Bolivia, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. Anez, a Senate deputy leader who claimed the interim presidency, is moving to establish authority in the turbulent country. She announced on Thursday that Morales, who resigned Sunday after allegations of election fraud, could not participate in elections again and criticized Mexico’s government for allowing Morales to rally support from Mexico City. NATACHA PISARENKO AP PHOTO

The Latest on Bolivia’s political confrontation (all times local):

9 p.m.
A Bolivian hospital director says five people have been killed and at least 75 injured in a clash between pro-Evo Morales protesters and soldiers and police in the central town of Sacaba.

Guadalberto Lara, the director of the Mexico hospital in Sacaba, said Friday that most of the people who were killed were hit by gunfire.

Lara, a 65-year-old doctor, told The Associated Press by telephone that it is the worst case of violence that he has seen in his 30-year career.

Thousands of largely indigenous protesters had gathered peacefully in Sacaba in the morning. But fighting began when many tried to cross a military checkpoint near the city of Cochabamba, where Morales’ supporters and foes have clashed for weeks.

Morales resigned on Sunday following a disputed election that sparked massive demonstrations against him alleged vote fraud.

Read more: https://www.modbee.com/news/nation-world/article237399334.html

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 06:59 PM

1. Now up to 21 deaths - possibly more

This is as close to the brutal 1980 Cocaine Coup as anyone thought Bolivia would ever get again.

To the south, Argentine right-wing voters had been cheering news of Morales' ouster - until a right-wing commentator noted that Bolivian emigration to Argentina, which since 2012 had been reduced by more than half thanks to the improving economy under Morales (and Argentina's own Macrisis), would probably increase sharply in the coming months.

That shut them up very quickly.

As you know Judi, to a white Argentine right-winger there is almost nothing more contemptible under the sun than an indigenous Bolivian.

Thank you for keeping up with this ongoing tragedy. It's good to have all the major developments all in one source - as is so often the case here on DU.

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Mon Nov 18, 2019, 01:53 AM

2. Damn,

The fascist are unleashed.

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