Time to Flee? Bolivia: Áñez Asks US For 350 Visas After Arce's victory
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NBC news network journalist Tom Brokaw reported Thursday on a letter from Jeanine Áñez, in which he has requested 350 visas from the U.S. government for officials of his de facto coup government.
The report, cited by the communication platform Resumen Latinoamericano, indicates that the reason behind the request is the concern that the Bolivian de facto government has about being prosecuted by the government of President-elect Luis Arce Catacora.
The news has gone viral on social networks under the title: "Time to Escape?"
On Sunday, the candidate of the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS), Luis Arce, managed to win the first round of elections in Bolivia, elections that took place 363 days after the coup d'état orchestrated by the opposition and supported by the US, after which Evo Morales resigned as President of the country.
This triumph has been possible despite the efforts of the de facto government of Jeanine Áñez, which was installed after the coup d'état of November 2019, to perpetuate itself in the government with measures such as the postponement of the elections and repression of MAS leaders and sympathizers.
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Despite her attempts to prevent the return to power of the MAS in Bolivia, Áñez has even been forced to recognize Morales' party's resounding victory in the elections, thus ending her mandate with several unfulfilled promises and acts of crime and violence.
Now, the MAS has returned to power, after a year, with the commitment to resolve the serious problems that afflict the Andean nation, above all the economic crisis.