UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Ex-Bolivian President Evo Morales, in an interview from his exile in Argentina published on Sunday, expressed his desire to return to his homeland and to run for the elections of the Senate next May.
Morales fled the country in December after the military abandoned his support amid violent protests over his re-election to a fourth presidential term.
Morales, who now lives in Argentina, has shown a desire to return to his homeland, although there are investigations against him on several charges, including incitement and terrorism.
In an interview with the Chilean newspaper La Tercera, Morales revealed that the night he left Bolivia for Mexico, he had only a bag containing some clothes and some food, and from two thousand to three thousand dollars.
He said that his replacement with the transitional president, Janine Annes, amounted to a coup.
“Whatever we lost in the coup, we will restore it on May 3 with democracy,” he added.
He indicated that he would run for a seat in the Senate, considering himself “a victim of the American empire.”
He said he would like to return home despite the investigations opened against him after the publication of an audio recording calling on his supporters to attack the cities and cut off the supply routes during the protests.
“We are evaluating this,” Morales added. “Who wouldn’t want to return?” He stressed, “I am sure that the Bolivian people ask me to return.”
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