- Bolivia’s MAS party surged to victory in last week’s presidential election, pledging to rebuild a country devastated by the coronavirus pandemic and political turmoil.
- Their victory is also a triumph for a fringe alternative medicine movement embraced by the MAS that believes that consuming toxic bleach cures
- The substance,
chlorine dioxide, is also known as “ Miracle Mineral Solution” or MMS. It has no known medical use.
- MAS lawmakers pushed for MMS to be made available in clinics across the country, despite reports of people being killed and seriously injured consuming it.
- The last president, Jeanine Áñez, did not support the initiative. Now she has been swept from power, MAS can move ahead with its plans.