Latin America

New report blasts Bolivian forces for post-coup violence

The report, issued by an Organization of American States body, follows an associated court’s judgment that Evo Morales’ attempt to extend term limits had been illegitimate

bolivia Law enforcement throws tear gas at protesters in Bolivia, following the 2019 coup. Photo: Radoslaw Czajkowski/Shutterstock
Law enforcement throws tear gas at protesters in Bolivia, following the 2019 coup. Photo: Radoslaw Czajkowski/Shutterstock

The fallout from the 2019 coup in Bolivia continued this week as the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) released a report denouncing the country’s police and military forces for “excessive and disproportionate use of force” in the aftermath of Evo Morales’ ousting, most notably in the “massacres” of Sacaba and Senkata.

At least 37 Bolivians lost their lives amid state repression of protests between September and December last year, the report said.

The report comes at a time of heightened tensions between Bolivia and the Organization of American States (OAS), of which the IACHR is a...

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