Arturo Murillo
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Former minister in Bolivia’s coup government convicted in the US

Arturo Murillo was arrested in the US in May 2021, after fleeing Bolivia in November 2020. He pleaded guilty to the crimes of bribery and money laundering on October 20, 2022

Former minister in Bolivia’s coup government pleads guilty to bribery and money laundering in the US

Arturo Murillo, who served as government minister in the coup-installed regime of Jeanine Áñez, fled Bolivia to escape prosecution in a series of corruption and human rights violation cases

Ecuadorian legislator demands investigation into supply of ammunition to Bolivian coup regime

Fausto Jarrín Terán has filed a complaint with the State Attorney General’s Office to investigate the alleged supply of weapons by Lenin Moreno’s government to Jeanine Áñez’s coup regime in Bolivia

Bolivian government investigates supply of ammunition to coup regime by Ecuadorian government

Bolivian government minister Eduardo del Castillo reported that the government had received unofficial information regarding the delivery of war ammunition by the Ecuadorian government to Jeanine Áñez’s coup regime in November 2019.

Bolivia’s former government minister Arturo Murillo arrested in the US

The former government minister and his chief of staff are accused of receiving bribes from a US company in exchange for a multi-million USD contract with the Bolivian government and using the US financial system to launder those funds. Both are fugitives from Bolivian justice in the same case, among others

Despite US dirty tricks, Bolivia is finding a way to stay independent

The arrest of Jeanine Áñez, head of Bolivia’s erstwhile coup regime, is a vindication of the struggles of the Bolivian people. The Biden administration’s response, meanwhile, was to warn of the “anti-democratic behavior” of the Bolivian government

Bolivian coup leader Jeanine Áñez arrested

Áñez was the leader of the coup regime that was responsible for countless human rights violations including massacres and political persecution, and a crackdown on civil liberties

Legal proceedings against former de facto government officials begin in Bolivia

The newly elected MAS government has opened investigations against several former officials of the de facto government for their role in crimes committed during their one year tenure after the coup détat ágainst former president Evo Morales

1 year after the Sacaba massacre, Bolivians commemorate victims and demand justice

According to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), 36 people lost their lives in different parts of Bolivia during the post-coup police and military repression

Luis Arce and David Choquehuanca take office in Bolivia

Thousands of people from social movements and trade unions from across Bolivia gathered in the capital to celebrate the swearing in of Arce and Choquehuanca

After “11 months of pain,” Bolivia returns to democracy

Luis Arce and David Choquehuanca will be sworn in tomorrow as president and vice-president of Bolivia, just one year after the coup d’état. Incoming senator Leonardo Loza speaks about the year of repression, and the steadfast resistance to it