In an interview with the Bolivian TV channel, the political scientist said that behind the Civic Committee (CC) facade, these sectors want to transform the territory into a kind of principality to be directly exploited by transnational capital.
Rodas argued that there is a parasitic elite and bureaucratic apparatus in the Santa Cruz territory at the service of foreign capital, making it easier for transnational corporations to take advantage of the agribusiness and Andean Pact export opportunities to member countries.
At the same time, he added, the parasitic elite wants to keep this sector of the economy subservient.
Referring to the mobilizations, strikes and blockades called by the Cruceño Civic Committee, Rodas stressed that all these structures actually work on the basis of Luis Fernando Camacho’s Creemos party.
“The CC, in our view, works more with the political structure of the party than with a citizens’ committee, and for this it uses the deception of ‘cruceñismo’, the alleged defense of freedom and democracy by an entire corporate media system,” the analyst said. . .
Rodas regretted that all these strikes, blockades and attempts at political and social destabilization are actually damaging Santa Cruz’s economy and the country.
Calling for a “National Council” convened by citizen Rómulo Calvo for January 23, Rodas said it would be a mobilization in some departments where the Santa Cruz power elites have allies.
He mentioned the La Paz mayoralty and other areas where small groups had joined in calling for the release of Santa Cruz Gov. Luis Fernando Camacho, who had been arrested and jailed as part of the Coup I investigation.
He indicated that there would be a major mobilization based on media deception in Santa Cruz, but insisted it would not happen in the rest of the country.
Rodas stressed that the same discriminatory stance by Santa Cruz power groups in threatening the rest of Bolivia “not to send a peso or food” will hamper the possibility of convening the so-called National Council.
In the Coup I File, Camacho is accused of terrorism, active bribery and seduction of troops during the riots that led to the resignation of former President Evo Morales on November 10, 2019 and the subsequent unconstitutional imposition of the de facto government of Jeanine Anez .