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Bolivia remains in crisis 15 days after the coup d'état



La Paz, Nov 26 - Constant mobilizations in Cochabamba, voices raised against repression and the enactment of a law to hold new elections mark the complex situation in Bolivia on Monday, 15 days after the coup d'état.

'We are experiencing an era of terror,' stated Sonia Brito, a lawmaker from the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS), the political force that led the country over the past 13 years.

They are persecuting MAS leaders, she warned in statements to local radio, after 68 leaders at different levels were forced to resign during the November 10 coup.

Former Foreign minister Diego Pary, who attended the 7th Congress of the Workers' Party (PT) of Brazil, noted, 'The most important thing now is to achieve pacification and solve the crisis through elections.'

He added that 'there are no guarantees for Evo's return' to Bolivia. He noted the role of the Organization of American States (OAS) and said that 'we have a de facto government that has been consolidating itself.'

On his Twitter account, Evo Morales regretted that the shock troops of self-proclaimed interim president Jeanine Añez are attacking citizens in La Paz and the relatives of the victims who have reported human rights violations.

Repression by the military and the police has taken a toll of some 30 lives and hundreds of Bolivians have been injured. (PL)