President of Bolivia Jeanine Áñez used her speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday to accuse gangs supportive of former socialist President Evo Morales of preventing the safe transport of oxygen to patients suffering from the Chinese coronavirus.
Áñez also slammed the government of Argentina at the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday for granting asylum to Morales, wanted in his homeland on numerous charges including sedition, terrorism, rape, and genocide.
A socialist revolutionary who ruled Bolivia for 14 years, Morales resigned from office and fled to Mexico, then Argentina, after an audit by the Organization of American States (OAS) found “irregularities” in the results of last October’s presidential election.
Áñez, a conservative Christian senator, became president after everyone above her in the line of succession — all members of Morales’ Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) party — resigned and fled the country.
Facing countless criminal charges in Bolivia, Morales has since received asylum in Argentina, where socialist Alberto Fernández last year defeated center-right leader Mauricio Macri in a presidential election.