Exploring Bolivia's Fight to Restore Democracy - Canada's Role

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In November 2019, Bolivian president Evo Morales was forced to flee the country after military leaders called for his resignation. Right-wing leaders claimed that electoral fraud had been committed, citing a report from the Organization of American States. Canada was one of a number of country's to deny that a coup had taken place, and quickly moved to recognize the 'caretaker' government of Jeanine Áñez.

Since then, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) produced a report that demonstrated that the OAS claims of electoral fraud were unfounded. Moreover, the country has been thrown into disarray under the Áñez regime, which has killed dozens of protesters and engaged in mass repression of activists demanding elections to restore democracy and end the economic turmoil.

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