A strong downpour of hail unleashed last night in
Because of this, in the Quemado Palace [Presidential Palace], they dedicated themselves to putting at ease the foreign presidents, and Evo Morales travelled to this city of half a million inhabitant to make sure that this window display of his “democratic and cultural revolution” would not be fogged up by opposition groups.
For a few weeks, the fight over the type of voting in the Constituent Assembly – the government wants an absolute majority and the opposition two thirds – moved out from within the walls of the Gran Mariscal de Sucre Theater, but in the last few days the battle has resulted in an escalation of accusations that threatened to end in clear and simple violence. Whilst the “front for the two thirds” increased its hunger strike of more than 800 participants, groups of youth – leaded by the Crucenista Youth Union – violently occupied the offices of Internal Taxes in
On Wednesday, in La Paz, sectors supporting the government gathered in front of opposition television station offices – such as the Santa Cruz aligned Unitel, and PAT which belongs to ex-president Carlos Mesa – to protest against the campaign of “disinformation”. And the writer Juan Claudio Lechin – son of the legendary trade unionist Juan Lechin Oquendo – had to abandon the headquarters of his hunger strike picket at the
The four governors of the denominated pro-autonomy “half moon” – with 43% of the GDP – already find themselves on fast and the governor of
In the midst of the pro-autonomy discourses that border on threats of separatism and terrorised a great part of the population – including in the east of the country – the governor of Santa Cruz, Ruben Cosatas, asked the Armed Forces to not respond to attempts by the government to militarise this agro industrial region in rebellion against La Paz.
Translated from Clarin