RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Prosecutor's Office pointed out that the defendants "prevented the legitimate continuity" of the country's Presidency, which should have been headed by Evo Morales as the winner of that year's elections, thus perpetrating "criminal deeds in a clear encroachment upon popular sovereignty."
The Prosecutor's Office notes that the military commanders violated the "legitimacy of the State institutions and the constitutional succession" jointly with Áñez, who needed the military support to accomplish "her unlawful investiture."
Former Chief of Staff Flavio Gustavo Arce, former Army commander Pastor Mendieta, former Air Force commander Gonzalo Terceros . . .