Bolivia Leader Criticizes Argentina for Harboring Morales

Bolivia’s interim leader Jeanine Anez criticized the government of Argentina for harboring former President Evo Morales, who she accuses of conspiring to foment unrest in her country.

“By what right do they harbor a violent conspiracy by Evo Morales against Bolivia’s democracy from Argentine soil?” Anez said in her address to the UN General Assembly on Wednesday.

Bolivia Leader Criticizes Argentina for Harboring Morales

Argentina’s Foreign Affairs Ministry said it regretted Anez’s decision to involve its government in the internal politics of Bolivia, according to a statement released late Wednesday.

Morales is living in Buenos Aires after fleeing Bolivia amid mass unrest following a contested election last year. Luis Arce, a candidate close to Morales, is leading in polls ahead of the Oct. 18 vote. Anez pulled out of the election race this month, after polls showed her losing support.

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