Will Bolivia’s political turmoil continue?


People run as Bolivian riot police fires tear gas to break up a massive funeral procession that turned into an anti-government demonstration in La Paz on November 21, 2019. (Photo by RONALDO SCHEMIDT / AFP)

The death toll in Bolivia has risen to at least 32 following the resignation of President Evo Morales earlier this month. Morales left office and sought asylum in Mexico after allegations of fraud in October’s presidential election.

Morales claims he was victim of an orchestrated coup. But his opponents – including interim president Jeanine Anez – say he violated the constitution by disregarding term limits – and is inciting his supporters to violence from exile.

Even as the interim government proposes new elections, most are unsure how long Bolivia’s political turmoil will last.

Joining us from La Paz, Bolivia to help explain the latest and where this unrest may lead – is Raul Peñaranda. He’s co-founder of Página Siete, a daily newspaper.