Jailed former Bolivian president taken to clinic with out-of-control blood pressure

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Jeanine Anez, accused of insurrection that allowed her to become president, was taken by ambulance from the La Paz woman’s prison to a private clinic for treatment. She was at the central prison instead of receiving the usual treatment for a former head of state because the government says she is being accused of crimes committed before she assumed the presidency, namely being a part of a purported coup d’etat. She claims political persecution.

“She has gotten sick–unbalanced,” said the prison warden, referring to what others have said is unbalanced blood pressure. “Doctors will let us know the situation.”

By Milan Sime Martinic