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Bolivia: Morales's house ransacked as protesters vow to continue blockade03:24

Bolivia: Morales's house ransacked as protesters vow to continue blockade

Bolivia, Plurinational State of, Cochabamba
November 11, 2019 at 20:41 GMT -00:00 · Published

The private home of former Bolivian President Evo Morales was reportedly ransacked by dozens of people, who left grafiti sprayed on the exterior and several windows smashed, as footage filmed in Cochabamba on Monday shows.

Protesters could still be seen standing next to blockaded streets in the city.

"We continue the blockade until the resignation of Evo Morales is approved... he has to leave and the Senate has to accept Evo Morales's resignation, they are murderers along with Linera."

Another explained that they "are blockading because there has not yet been a formality on the part of this government to sign the irrevocable letters so that they do not return (Evo Morales and his ministers)."

On the other hand, others in the city spoke more fondly of Morales.

"He calls his ministers to work at 5:00 am, no government in the world does that. The people will judge by the works, because they saw, and above all the dispossessed people, the poor people, rural people who were excluded, marginalized, forgotten by the bourgeoisie, landowners and the oligarchy. Now at least they have their identity card, now they are Bolivian citizens," said Efrain Rodriguez.

While Seferino Gutierrez said that Morales "gave the 'dignity bonus' to the elders, the 'Juancito Pinto' bonus, and the works such as the double La Paz Oruro highway via, Cochabamba Santa Cruz road."

Bolivian President Morales resigned on Sunday following weeks on unrest in the Latin American country in the wake of the disputed October 20 presidential election. The president said he had received threats from opposition leaders and was eventually forced by the country's military to step down.

The Organisation of American States (OAS) said it had found "clear manipulations" in the October 20 vote.

Morales had earlier said he would obey the OAS' findings. He has been in charge of the country for almost 14 years.

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The private home of former Bolivian President Evo Morales was reportedly ransacked by dozens of people, who left grafiti sprayed on the exterior and several windows smashed, as footage filmed in Cochabamba on Monday shows.

Protesters could still be seen standing next to blockaded streets in the city.

"We continue the blockade until the resignation of Evo Morales is approved... he has to leave and the Senate has to accept Evo Morales's resignation, they are murderers along with Linera."

Another explained that they "are blockading because there has not yet been a formality on the part of this government to sign the irrevocable letters so that they do not return (Evo Morales and his ministers)."

On the other hand, others in the city spoke more fondly of Morales.

"He calls his ministers to work at 5:00 am, no government in the world does that. The people will judge by the works, because they saw, and above all the dispossessed people, the poor people, rural people who were excluded, marginalized, forgotten by the bourgeoisie, landowners and the oligarchy. Now at least they have their identity card, now they are Bolivian citizens," said Efrain Rodriguez.

While Seferino Gutierrez said that Morales "gave the 'dignity bonus' to the elders, the 'Juancito Pinto' bonus, and the works such as the double La Paz Oruro highway via, Cochabamba Santa Cruz road."

Bolivian President Morales resigned on Sunday following weeks on unrest in the Latin American country in the wake of the disputed October 20 presidential election. The president said he had received threats from opposition leaders and was eventually forced by the country's military to step down.

The Organisation of American States (OAS) said it had found "clear manipulations" in the October 20 vote.

Morales had earlier said he would obey the OAS' findings. He has been in charge of the country for almost 14 years.

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