translated from Spanish: Evo Morales said they arrested «without evidence» their party’s vice president

Bolivia’s former president, Evo Morales, has denounced new «persecutions» against the leaders of his party Movement to Socialism (MAS), including the «unproven» detention of the vice president of the lineup, Gerardo García, and accusations against his defamatory daughter by the country’s authorities.» The persecution of leaders continues,» Morales wrote on his Twitter account. «Without evidence or legal arguments, they arrested Gerardo García, vice-president of the MAS-IPSP, the Executive of the FUL (Local University Federation) of the UMSS (Universidad Mayor de San Simón), Carlos Juchani and announced a warrant against Wilma Alanoca,» has Written. On Thursday it was learned that the Prosecutor’s Office had ordered the arrest of García, and issued a search and capture order for the former Minister of Communication, Wilma Alanoca, and the Director of the Agency for Electronic Government and Information Technologies (AGETIC), Andrés Laguna.» Stop the illegal and unjust detensions,» said Morales, who has absolutely denied the accusations of illicit enrichment against his daughter Evaliz. «One more example of the lie and defamation that the de facto regime goes to. I demand that you provide proof of the so-called ‘illicit enrichment’ what else will you invent to try to prove us!» he wrote. Morales resigned on November 10 after the Organization of American States (OAS) confirmed «irregularities» in the October 20 presidential election, whose official results granted him a fourth term. Days later he arrived in Mexico, where he is as a political asylado. The former tenant of the Palacio Quemado denounces that he has been the victim of a «coup d’état» and, consequently, does not recognize his interim successor, Jeanine Añez.In this month of protests, more than 20 people have been killed and more than 700 wounded. The great conflict in El Alto has prevented La Paz fueling, which has led to shortages of commodities, including food.

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