The governor of
“Autonomies are the only alternatives in order to avoid confrontation between Bolivians’, said Paredes. At the same time, he asked president Evo Morales to convoke a new referendum so that the citizens could be the ones who define the mode of government.
By doing so, Paredes joined the calls from his peers Ruben Costas from Santa Cruz, Ernesto Suarez from Beni, Leopoldo Fernandez from Pando, Mario Cossio from Tarija and Manfred Reyes Villa from Cochabamba, who have turned this demand into a banner for the opposition’s struggle against the government of Morales.
The departments of
The latest request by the governor of
In this sense, the situation in
Yesterday, the Bolivian department remained isolated by the road blocks. Sectors that were carrying out the blockades were demanded the resignation of the governor.Meanwhile, the directorate of the Pro Santa Cruz Civic Committee has declared a state of emergency in the region and a 24-hour civic stoppage for Tuesday January 16 in defence of the democratic system and in solidarity with the people of
The radical determination is the result of an analysis carried out by the civic directorate, due to the difficult situation that Cochabamba had been living through in the last few days, where violent acts have been registered, lead - according to the committee - by MAS parliamentarians, functionaries of the executive power and the grassroots of the cocalero federations align with President Evo Morales. It is inadmissible, they say, to watch the destruction of public buildings, aggression against citizens which is an attempt on the democratic system, with the only purpose being to impose a totalitarian regime that does not respect dissent or the fundamental rights of a person.
In this sense and under the principal of defence of institutionality and democracy, the civic entity released a pronouncement in which it expressed its support and solidarity with the people of
Finally, they declared a 24-hour civic stoppage for Tuesday January 16 in solidarity with the people of