Appointment of a government, convocation of elections: in a Bolivia still shaken by the demonstrations, the incumbent president Jeanine Anez tried Wednesday to fill the political void left by the departure of Evo Morales, who has already said he is ready to "calm down" " the situation. On the first day of Ms. Anez's term, clashes broke out between the protesters who supported the former head of state and the police. In the eastern village of Yapacani, not far from Santa Cruz, a 20-year-old was killed by a bullet in the head during clashes between pro-moral protesters and the police, according to a doctor interviewed by local radio station Fides. From the start of the post-election crisis to the end of October, ten people died, eight of whom were shot dead, according to the latest report from the Prosecutor General's Office published last Wednesday.Meanwhile, the United States has recognized the interim government of Jeanine Anez with a speech by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who "congratulated" with the former senator who became president of Bolivia.
And from Mexico City, where he arrived on Tuesday to benefit from political asylum, Evo Morales said he was ready to return to Bolivia to "calm" the situation. "If my people request it, we are willing to come back to calm the situation," Morales said during a press conference. "We will come back sooner or later," he said, calling for a "national dialogue" to resolve his country's crisis. He also condemned what he called "the recognition" of Jeanine Anez by US President Donald Trump. "We condemn Trump's decision to recognize the right-wing de facto and self-proclaimed right-wing government," he tweeted, saying that "the coup that caused the death of my Bolivian brothers is a political and economic conspiracy from the United States."
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