Evo Morales cries “privatization” despite terms of his asylum in Argentina

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Evo Morales cries “privatization” despite terms of his asylum in Argentina

Saturday, December 14th 2019 – 13:44 UTC

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Morales' tweeting jeopardizes his stay in Argentina. He was supposed not to engage in politics. Morales’ tweeting jeopardizes his stay in Argentina. He was supposed not to engage in politics.

Former Bolivian President Evo Morales, now under political asylum in Buenos Aires, claimed Friday on Twitter that his country’s interim government, headed by Jeanine Añez, intends to privatize companies and natural resources.

”The de facto government of Añez, (Luis Fernando) Camacho and (Carlos) Mesa intends to return to the past. They talk about privatizing and delivering our strategic companies to the transnationals,“ Morales wrote.

”They are preparing the return of the IMF (International Monetary Fund),“ he added. ”The Bolivian people, together with the Change Process, struggled to recover our human resources,“ he went on as he hinted that his achievements while in office in defense of the country’s resources and the needy will be overturned.

On Thursday, Bolivian Minister of Productive Development and Plural Economy Wilfredo Rojo announced a liberal agenda. Among other things, he said that ”the companies that are currently run by the State and show signs of inefficiency have to be negotiated and managed by private firms,“ even though 17 companies created under Morales yielded profits to the state.

Morales’ tweeting jeopardizes his stay in Argentina. Upon his arrival, Foreign Minister Felipe Sola announced that the government of President Alberto Fernández did not want the indigenous leader to engage in politics.

Argentina is the third country that Morales has visited since his resignation on November 10, after weeks of street protests over alleged fraud in the October 20 elections.

He fled to asylum in Mexico, then traveled to Cuba for medical check-ups and finally landed in Argentina.

Argentine media were quick to point out Morales violated his asylum agreement.

A meeting between Morales and President Fernández is believed to be taking place ”soon,” according to Casa Rosada sources.

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