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Bolivian health minister held for suspected corruption

LA PAZ: Bolivia’s health minister was arrested on suspicion of corruption related to the over-priced purchase of ventilators to fight COVID-19, then fired by interim President Jeanine Anez, officials said on Wednesday.
Marcelo Navajas was detained by police in La Paz, police Colonel Ivan Rojas said, a day after Anez ordered an investigation into the shady purchase.
Two other health ministry officials have also been arrested. Anez is facing her biggest corruption scandal in six months in power and a fierce wave of criticism over her handling of the crisis. (AFP)