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Bolivia’s Anez says ex-president Morales could face arrest if he returns

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Bolivia’s interim president Jeanine Anez said on Saturday that if former president Evo Morales were to return to the Andean nation he would likely face arrest.

Anez, speaking at military exercises near Bolivia’s border with Argentina said that an arrest warrant for Morales would be issued “in the coming days.”

Morales, an iconic socialist leader in Latin America who had been in power for nearly 14 years, arrived in Argentina on Thursday where he was granted refugee status.

Morales had previously been in Mexico where he was granted asylum after his resignation in the wake of a disputed election which the Organization of American States (OAS) says was rigged in his favor.