Bo­livia kicks out diplo­mats

Antelope Valley Press - - Second Front -

LA PAZ, Bo­livia (AP) — Span­ish of­fi­cials in­volved in a diplo­matic in­ci­dent left Bo­livia on Sun­day amid ac­cu­sa­tions that they tried to help for­mer high-rank­ing mem­bers of de­posed Pres­i­dent Evo Mo­rales’ ad­min­is­tra­tion exit the coun­try.

Bo­li­vian In­te­rior Min­is­ter Ar­turo Murillo asked the Spaniards to leave even though Spain de­nied al­le­ga­tions that diplo­mat Cristina Bor­reguero and five of her col­leagues were try­ing to help the of­fi­cials out of the Mex­i­can am­bas­sador’s res­i­dence, where they have been holed up since Mo­rales stepped down last month.

The act­ing Bo­li­vian gov­ern­ment has ini­ti­ated crim­i­nal charges against the of­fi­cials for sedi­tion, ter­ror­ism and elec­toral fraud and has re­fused to al­low them safe pas­sage out of the coun­try.

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