Bolivia’s health minister has been arrested on corruption charges after overspending millions for ventilators that don’t even work right

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Bolivia’s health minister, Marcelo Navajas, was arrested Wednesday on charges he paid millions over the going rate for 170 ventilators. Authorities began investigating after doctors complained the machines didn’t work well enough for an ICU. “I will seek jail and order the full weight of the law against those who have taken a single cent,” interim Bolivian President Jeanine Áñez tweeted.  Navajas’ attorney said the contracts were legal and everything was done “above board,” the Financial Times reported. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Bolivia’s health minister, Marcelo Navajas, has been arrested after just six weeks

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