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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.

Go deeper: South America's uprisings are about more than politics

South America's uprisings are about more than politics

Taking cover from a water cannon in Santiago, Chile. Photo: Marcelo Hernandez/Getty Images

Venezuela, Brazil, and more recently Ecuador, Bolivia and Chile have been in the news because of violent protests and uprisings.

The big picture: One thing's for sure — it's not because of any one political system. Venezuela has had a quasi-communist regime for almost 20 years, Chile has had a totally different pro-market approach, while Bolivia and Ecuador have had their own peculiar mixes of socialism and capitalism. But each society has gone through similar social crises in recent months.