They spent the past year being “satanized” by a conservative interim government.
Morales, currently in exile, ruled Bolivia for 14 years. His party made an astonishing comeback in elections last week, but the victor Luis Arce is promising a break with the past. Newer, younger voices are standing in the wings.
These jokes about the CIA's busy dance card are a representation of both the hope of the leftist movement, and the jadedness leftists feel.
The leftwing MAS party of Evo Morales was forced out amid violent protests a year ago.
The vote comes after a year of rule by a conservative interim government that is accused of human rights violations.
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Interim President Jeanine Áñez has ruled herself out of running for president in Bolivia's upcoming elections, but she oversaw atrocious human rights violations during her year in power.
Human rights organizations say the motorcycle gangs, or "motoqueros", are acting in the interests of the conservative interim government.
Juan Téllez is accused of organizing and financing mass blockades across the country that demanded a free and fair general election.
A right-wing power grab in Bolivia could spell the end of a system that has likely kept the drug war in check.
His party and the new transitional government have agreed to call new elections, but Evo Morales, who sought asylum in Mexico, says he's still president.
The party of former President Evo Morales protested the appointment of Jeanine Áñez, and Morales loyalists tried to storm the Congress building on Tuesday night.