US says it had no involvement in attempted failed coup in Bolivia

Bolivia's armed forces mobilize as President Arce "denounced the irregular mobilization", in La Paz

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States had no involvement in a failed coup attempt in Bolivia last week, the White House said on Wednesday.

"The U.S. had no involvement in that," White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters in a press briefing, adding Washington had condemned the deployment of army units in Bolivia.

The failed coup attempt was led by the country's former top military commander, Juan Jose Zuniga, who alleged the nation's president had asked him to do something to boost his popularity. Bolivian President Luis Arce has denied any involvement and Zuniga was arrested.

(Reporting by Andrea Shalal and Kanishka Singh in Washington; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)