Bolivian President Evo Morales, fresh from his first major electoral defeat in last week’s referendum on extending his rule, is facing a deepening scandal over his ties to a woman who was held by police over the weekend.
Gabriela Zapata was jailed on Sunday while her case is investigated. She is accused of illicit enrichment and influence peddling to help a company where she worked to secure lucrative government contracts.
Morales, who is unmarried, acknowledges he had a relationship with Zapata, but questions over whether he has fully told the truth about the relationship have weighed on the president’s popularity.
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