Human Rights Conditions Have Deteriorated Rapidly Under Bolivia’s De Facto Government — CEPR

Since the de facto government of Jeanine Áñez took power in early November 2019, the human rights situation in Bolivia has significantly deteriorated. Various government actions have been strongly criticized by Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the Organization of American States (OAS), and over 850 public figures and scholars. Earlier this month, Bolivia’s human rights ombudsman — an independent government official appointed by the legislature — called for an “urgent visit” by UN experts to report on “violations of human rights,” and requested the same from the IACHR.

The following is a summary, not comprehensive, of various human rights violations under Bolivia’s de facto government…

You can read the rest of my and Lola Allen’s article on CEPR’s The Americas Blog.

Originally published at on March 24, 2020.

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