Reduced support in Bolivia for a council convened by Santa Cruz

Reduced support in Bolivia for a council convened by Santa Cruz

The analyst confirmed that the heads of the civil structures of Cochabamba, Apolinar Rivero, and of Chuquisaca, Wilmar Aguirre, have denied any involvement of their departments in this concentration scheduled for next Wednesday afternoon.

Both citizen leaders complained that they were not considered in this decision, and Rivero even criticized Pro Santa Cruz committee chairman Rómulo Calvo for urging other like-minded people to say that Cochabamba supports them.

For his part, the head of the La Paz Civic Platform, Flavio Chacón, this Wednesday rejected any support for the Santa Cruz power elite.

“We, as a civic institution of the department, will not lend themselves to this type of action that threatens democracy,” lamented the La Paz spokesman.

He added that “these gentlemen” (from the Pro Santa Cruz Committee) should evaluate what they did during the 36 days of the indefinite strike, “why they violated citizens’ rights; and they have punished all residents of Santa Cruz”.

On his side, the head of the Oruro Civic Committee, Cecilio Pérez, warned that his supporters “will not be part of the council” because the demand for the release of Santa Cruz governor Luis Fernando Camacho is a political issue.

Camacho was arrested in the Coup I case, which investigates him for terrorism, active bribery and seduction of troops during the breach of the constitution, and is being held as a precautionary measure in the maximum security prison of Chonchocoro in the department of La Paz in Bolivia.

As a result of this conspiracy, a de facto government was installed in November 2019, 38 people were killed, hundreds injured and thousands of human rights violations were recorded in the repression of those demanding the restoration of democracy.

In a video aired on Bolivian TV, Camacho himself revealed that his father, José Luis, had “arranged” with military and police commanders so they would not stop the shock groups trying to overthrow Bolivia’s constitutional government in 2019. Former President Evo Morales.

Recently, government minister Eduardo del Castillo announced the widening of the lawsuit after showing Camacho made multi-million dollar bank movements before, during and after the coup.

According to the owner, these transactions on his account between November 5 and December 7, 2019 totaled 4.5 million bolivianos (more than $640,000).

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