Jeanine Áñez accused the Bolivian government of building a case against her daughter in order to attack her
In a letter posted on her social networks, the former president argued that it is no longer enough for the government of Luis Arce to have kidnapped her and keep her in prison since 697 days
The former president of Bolivia accused Luis Arce of building a case against her daughter in order to attack her. (AFP)
The Former interim president of Bolivia Jeanine Áñez accused the government party Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS) (MAS) of mounting a case against her daughter, Carolina Ribera this Wednesday. , in order to attack her, regarding the investigation launched by the Prosecutor's Office into the financial movements of the young woman.
In a letter addressed to Ribera and Disseminated on her social networks, the former temporary president maintained that “the regime of Luis Arceit is no longer enough for them to have kidnapped her and have her in prison for 697 days”.
“They want me destroyed and they know that my only reason if they are my children, Carolina and José Armando”, said Áñez, who also considered that “in a heartless and limitless plan” now they seek to incriminate Ribera “in new hoaxes set up” against him “with the sole purpose of destroying me”.
“You put aside your own life to defend me and seek true Justice, without support and without any other strength than education, values and the same democratic convictions that the majority of Bolivians defend,” says Áñez in the note, addressing her daughter.
< /p> In a letter addressed to Ribera and published on her social networks, the former temporary president maintained that “it is no longer enough for the Luis Arce regime to have kidnapped her and kept her in prison for 697 days.” (REUTERS)
The former president said she felt “pain” and “impotence for not being able to be with Ribera at this time and mentioned that her family's life “has been extremely hard and practically public” since she was arrested in March 2021.
A few days ago the media reported a document on the Public Ministry's investigations into Ribera and Natalia Ibáñez, the cousin of the governor of Santa Cruz , the opponent Luis Fernando Camacho, for the alleged crimes of legitimizing illicit profits.
For the investigation, the Prosecutor's Office, through a request to the Department to Fight Corruption (Delcc) requested reports from 32 institutions on the activities of the daughter of the former temporary president.
“Investigate, I have nothing to hide”, said Ribera, for whom the investigative action is a attempt to intimidate his fight for freedom “and a fair trial” for his mother.
The Minister of Justice from Bolivia, Iván Lima, replied that “in no way” is this a case of political persecutionand that “impunity” will not be allowed.
The former president assured that she felt “pain” and “impotence for not being able to be with Ribera at this time and mentioned that her family's life “has been extremely hard and practically public” since she was arrested in March 2021. (EFE)< p class="paragraph">Áñez, imprisoned since March 2021, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the “coup d'état I” case, accused of illegally locating herself in the line of succession after the resignation of Evo Morales from the Presidency and has other proceedings against him due to thepolitical and social crisis of 2019 and some actions during his temporary administration.
Governor Camacho has also been in preventive detention since December 2022 in a highland prison in a process also for the events of 2019.
< p class="paragraph">The ruling party points out that in 2019 there was a “coup” against Evo Morales, while the opposition maintains that the protests that led to his resignation cia were due to fraud in their favor in the annulled elections of that year.
(With information from EFE)