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Puebla Group criticizes misinformation about the reality of Bolivia

Puebla Group criticizes misinformation about the reality of Bolivia

La Paz, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) The Puebla Group deplored in a statement the disinformation of radical right-wing sectors about the arrest and indictment in Bolivia of the governor of Santa Cruz, Luis Fernando Camacho.

‘It is important to point out that, since the month of November 2020, Luis Fernando Camacho Vaca was summoned to testify for the Golpe de Estado I case, which investigates the crimes of terrorism and conspiracy raised in the framework of the coup d’état occurred in 2019’, the document says.

The text recalls that the governor of Santa Cruz, who has been held since Friday by a court order in the high security prison of Chonchocoro, led violent marches and blockades and was then responsible for the mutiny of military and police commanders.

Similarly, the entity that brings together progressive leaders of Latin American countries expressed concern about the calls for civil disobedience of Santa Cruz power groups that affected last Wednesday the operations of Viru Viru and El Trompillo airports, and led to the burning of several public institutions.

The Puebla group reiterated its support to social protest as a legitimate form of democratic protest, as long as it is carried out peacefully and with respect for the law, ‘precisely what Camacho Vaca did not do with his coup behavior’.

Apprehended on December 28, Camacho was taken into custody early Friday morning by the Eighth Judge of Instruction in Criminal Cautionary Matters of the Departmental Court of Justice of La Paz, Sergio Pacheco, who ordered his preventive detention for four months.

The former head of the Santa Cruz Civic Committee is prosecuted in the case of Coup d’Etat I for the mobilizations of October and November 2019, and because according to his public confession in a video, his father, José Luis Camacho Parada, ‘closed’ with police and military to facilitate the rupture of the constitutional order and the access to the presidency of the then Senator Jeanine Áñez.

As a result of these illegal actions, a de facto government was imposed (2019-2020), whose repression against those who protested in defense of the democratic order led to the massacres of Sacaba and Senkata, resulting in 38 deaths, hundreds of wounded and thousands of human rights violations.


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