RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Almost a dozen former Latin American presidents called on Friday for an end to the "harassment" against the former Bolivian chief executive Carlos Mesa (2003-2005) in their country and urged the Bolivian president, Luis Arce, to "put aside any authoritarian adventure".
The former presidents gathered their signatures and petitions in a statement compiled by the Latin American Presidential Mission, created in 2012, from which they asked "the Bolivian government to modify the path it is taking" and "to respect the rights of former president Carlos Mesa", as well as those of other opponents.
The communiqu . . .