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Bolivia to issue arrest warrant against Evo Morales

Former president of Bolivia Evo Morales speaks during an event honoring him at City Hall on November 13, 2019 in Mexico City, Mexico.
Bolivia's former President Evo Morales speaks during a November event honoring him in Mexico City. Photo: Hector Vivas/Getty Images

Bolivia's former President Evo Morales will be accused of sedition in an arrest warrant authorities are preparing to issue against him within days, interim leader Jeanine Áñez told reporters, per Reuters.

The big picture: Morales is in Argentina, where he was granted refugee status this week, the New York Times reports. He spent last month in Mexico, which granted him asylum following his resignation amid protests against his disputed October election win.

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Fernández faces political balancing act to boost Argentina’s economy

Alberto Fernandez standing inside Argentina's National Congress
Alberto Fernández at his Dec. 10 inauguration ceremony in Buenos Aires. Photo: Mario De Fina/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Newly inaugurated President Alberto Fernández seeks to pull Argentina out of its economic slump, but has yet to reveal how he will do so while balancing demands from vying political factions.

Why it matters: Fernández emerged as the latest standard bearer of the heterogenous Peronist movement after proving himself a deft political operator, but his approach to governance is just beginning to take shape. His rise marks a leftist resurgence that could redraw Latin America’s geopolitical map and create new tensions in U.S relations with the region.