Brazil could offer asylum to Jeanine Áñez, convicted of a coup in Bolivia -newspaper

The conservative Brazilian president said his country is ready to offer shelter to the former Bolivian de facto president, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison for dereliction of duty and decisions contrary to the Constitution and the law.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said his country is ready to "shelter" former Bolivian de facto president Jeanine Áñez, recently sentenced to ten years in prison for the 2019 coup against the government of Evo Morales.

"Brazil is putting the issue of international relations and human rights into practice to see if it can protect Jeanine Áñez here in Brazil. It is an injustice for a woman imprisoned in Bolivia," the president said, according to the Bolivian newspaper El Deber.

In alluding to Bolivia, Bolsonaro also attacked his opponent in October's presidential election, Luiz Inácio . . .

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