- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 16, 2008

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) - Bolivia’s president says soldiers have arrested an opposition governor on charges of organizing a massacre.

Gov. Leopoldo Fernandez of Pando province is being charged with genocide in what President Evo Morales calls an ambush of his supporters last week that left at least 15 dead and 37 injured.

Morales announced the arrest at a news conference Tuesday.

Anti-Morales activists seized buildings last week in Pando and three other states to protest a planned vote on a new constitution granting greater power to Bolivia’s poor indigenous majority.



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