Evo Morales accused of terrorism and sedition

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LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s interim government is accusing ousted leftist President Evo Morales of terrorism and sedition.

Acting Interior Minister Arturo Murillo said on Friday the complaint relates to a video in which Morales is supposedly heard coordinating blockades during street protests in Bolivia. Murillo said the government is seeking a maximum penalty, which is between 15 and 20 years in prison.

Morales has previously said the video is a “montage.”

Bolivia has been in upheaval since Morales proclaimed himself the winner of an Oct. 20 election despite widespread protests over allegations of electoral fraud. Thirty-two people have been killed.

Morales resigned on Nov. 10, alleged a coup d’état and is now in asylum Mexico. Members of Morales’ party and the opposition said Friday they are nearing an agreement to call new elections.

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