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
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
The report established that during the last quarter of 2019 under the coup-installed regime, mass human rights violations occurred including the violation of the right to life, personal integrity, freedom, personal security, judicial guarantees and due process, freedom of expression, freedom of association, among others
March for the Homeland reached the Bolivian city of La Paz on November 29 after covering a distance of more than 180km over seven days.
Thousands of Bolivians have begun a seven-day-long march in defense of democracy, in support of President Luis Arce’s government, and in rejection of the recent destabilization attempts promoted by the far-right opposition sectors
The Bolivian government abrogated Law 1386 of the National Strategy to Combat the Legitimization of Illicit Profits and the Financing of Terrorism, which the members of far-right civic committees and the opposition had used as a pretext to strike, mobilize and block roads
Days before the strike, trade unions across the country announced that they wouldn’t abide by the call, citing that the strike was politically motivated and sought destabilization of the ruling socialist government of President Luis Arce
Today we look at mobilizations in defense of the Indigenous Wiphala flag in Bolivia, protests for democracy and quality education across schools in Swaziland, and more
Áñez is responsible for the massacre of 37 people in Sacaba and Senkata and the persecution and torture of hundreds of other people was arrested in March this year.
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
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
The resounding victory of the MAS presidential ticket in the elections held on October 18 came after a year of struggle against the US-backed coup regime