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United States asks for release of Áñez and other politicians detained in Bolivia

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, called this Saturday, March 27, 2021, for the release of the former Bolivian interim president Jeanine Áñez and two of her former ministers, and expressed his concern for the "signs of anti-democratic behavior" in Bolivia.

In a statement, Blinken expressed the strongest reaction yet from U.S. President Joe Biden's administration to the arrest two weeks ago of the three Bolivian politicians on charges of "sedition, terrorism, and conspiracy."

"The United States is deeply concerned about the growing indications of undemocratic behavior and the politicization of . . .

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