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Bolivia: Statement by the Spokesperson on the latest developments

14.03.2021
Brussels

In recent days, arrest warrants have been issued in Bolivia against former President Áñez, ministers of her interim government and other former authorities. As a result, the former president and two of her ministers have already been detained. These are worrying developments which we follow closely.

The accusations linked to the events of 2019 must be dealt with within the framework of a transparent judicial process and without political pressure, with full respect for the independence of the powers.

The current challenges require unity and common goals. The EU expects political differences to be resolved through dialogue and reconciliation in order to preserve political stability and the respect of human rights. The EU will continue to support Bolivia in this endeavour.

Nabila Massrali
Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
+32 (0) 2 29 88093
+32 (0) 460 79 52 44
Daniel Puglisi
Press Officer for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management/Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
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