Political turmoil in Bolivia has put a halt on much of Tearfund’s work, as our team there ask for prayers for peace and security.
National elections were held on 20 October, but the results were disputed by many. Throughout November, tens of thousands of people took to the streets in major cities to demand a new vote.
For 19 days clashes between President Evo Morales’ supporters and government opponents led to several deaths and many roads being blocked. Morales then resigned and sought asylum in Mexico. On 12 November Jeanine Áñez declared herself interim president, pledging new elections in early 2020.