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Mon Jan 27, 2020, 12:55 AM

Bolivia president asks all ministers to resign

Issued on: 27/01/2020 - 04:22
Modified: 27/01/2020 - 04:21

La Paz (AFP)

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 election.

When assuming the interim presidency on November 12, Anez had said she had no intention of standing for the full-time job.

But that changed on Friday when she announced her candidacy.

Anez "has decided to ask for the resignation of all ministers to approach this new stage in the management of the democratic transition," said the presidency's statement.


"Step right up and git y'r bible."

( "luto" = "mourning" )

Former US senator hints at CIA role in Bolivia
Evo Morales says 'coup plotters' raze Bolivian democracy to ground
Vakkas Dogantekin |

Marcelo Perez Del Carpio - Anadolu Agency )

By Vakkas Dogantekin


A former U.S. senator has sarcastically criticized the CIA for the military coup in Bolivia, hinting U.S. involvement in the downfall of elected president Evo Morales on Sunday.

"Congratulations on winning power in Bolivia, @CIA!" Mike Gravel said on Twitter on Sunday, in an apparent hit at the global spy agency.

The Democratic former Alaska Senator has long criticized the U.S. policies in Latin America.

"The lie you will hear ad nauseum is that socialist states failed spontaneously - in reality it was the concerted effort of the US Imperial Machine to crush any nation that could oppose them any time it appeared," he tweeted in May.

The only reaction to the political developments in Bolivia came from the Muslim congresswoman Ilhan Omar who took to Twitter to define what happened in Bolivia as a "coup".


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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 06:17 AM

1. Now The Price For Cocaine Will Double

The crackheads are pissed.

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Response to DanieRains (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 08:11 AM

2. Hardly. It's all coming from Colombia these days

Colombia now controls the cultivation, as well as the processing, of coca for cocaine - with Honduras as the major transhipment point to the U.S.

Courtesy of Plan Colombia and the 2009 ouster of Honduras' Manuel Zelaya.

Wall Street's very happy - to say nothing of Miami realtors!

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Mon Jan 27, 2020, 08:49 AM

3. Following Putin's example?

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