This story in Reuters in reported by Brendan O’Boyle. Here is an excerpt:
The arrest of a prominent Bolivian opposition figure has sparked criticism from human rights groups and thrown a spotlight on how both the country’s right and left have used a weak judicial system to go after opponents.
Police arrested Luis Camacho, the right-wing governor of opposition stronghold and farming province Santa Cruz, on Dec. 28 on terrorism charges related to what authorities call a coup in 2019 against then leftist leader Evo Morales. Camacho denies the charges.
Camacho’s arrest has sparked a weeklong protest by his supporters, whose ongoing highway blockades could snarl the movement of food and grains.
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