Decision to repeal 1386 does not stop trials and protests continue

While the process to repeal the Strategic Law Against Legitimization of Illegal Profits in the Legislature (1386) is being developed, the executive through its operational arms continues to monitor and warn sectors of the regions that have indefinite unemployment.

The action continues in Santa Cruz and Potosí, in addition to marches in Cochabamba, sporadic blockades in Sucre and the convening of the Paceñidad Assembly for a march to be held tomorrow to see the repeal of 1386 and the package of another six laws and their replacements by two-thirds of the vote as a prerequisite for the adoption of norms in the Legislative Assembly.

The government arrested and announced some people blocking streets during the strike. However, there are no prisoners or accused of attacks by MAS shock groups like those in Santa Cruz, Potosí, Tarija or Oruro.

Following the announcement by President Luis Arce that the law would be repealed and warnings from various social sectors to continue the blockades, this Monday, in addition to the intercultural request, the arrest of the President of the Pro Santa Cruz Citizens Committee, Rómulo Calvo. They also insist on legal proceedings against Potosí citizens for the death of a young farmer.

MPs from the national opposition parties said the violence was unleashed at the leaders’ request to their affiliated organizations to go into complicity with the police and lift the blockade, but the arrests were only made against citizens who had blocked.

“These days there have been tough confrontations and, as always, law enforcement agencies only reach out to those who protest against MAS policies and there is nothing against the provocateurs,” says Deputy Alejandro Reyes.

For example, yesterday the precautionary judge of the three-thousand-meter-high plan, Vania Romero, found unrestricted freedom for the 13 young people arrested, an aspect that was rejected by the State Ministry and appealed against the decision, but also denounced the judge for alleged misconduct.

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On the other hand, the intercultural groups came to the fore as a means of intimidation and demanded that Calvo be arrested within 48 hours.

“This shows that although the ruling party has agreed to repeal the rule under popular pressure, it continues to attack with justice against those who oppose the rule,” added Reyes.

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Santa Cruz, Potosí and Sucre resumed the indefinite strike this Monday, waiting for the 1386 repeal to be officially announced.

However, there were some blockades in Santa Cruz. Among other things, she calls for the repeal of a legislative package, including the law on economic development, and the return of two thirds of the votes for some legislative procedures.

Potosí also woke up with the streets closed until the passing of the Repeal Act of 1386.

In this region, a farmer died from broncho aspiration, an issue that has been questioned by the Justice Minister; However, after a new autopsy, the death report was confirmed.

Sucre joined pressure to demand the repeal of Law 1386 blocking the four entrances to the city.

The Chamber of Senators will meet at 8:30 a.m. this Tuesday to discuss the law repealing Law 1386, which sets out the national strategy to combat the legitimation of illicit profits and the financing of terrorism.

Assembly of the people of La Paz decides to march tomorrow

The meeting of Paceñidad ended yesterday with a march of all sectors on Wednesday 17th, according to the ANF report.

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The Paceñidad Assembly, after three hours of consultation with, among others, business sectors, unions, cooperatives, neighborhood councils and besieged groups associated with the MAS on the outskirts, declared a permanent state of emergency and called for an end to the policy of persecution and due process.

Wednesday’s march will demand “the repeal of Law 1386, the reinstatement of two-thirds to the legislative assembly,” and the democratic guarantee that “allows the country to act by consensus rather than the arbitrary imposition of a dictatorial government.”

It also calls for the repeal of the “unchecked laws” which “constitute a package of political persecution against the general population and an attack on the freedom and private property of La Paz and Bolivians”.

The laws identified are: Law 1398 on the Commercial Register; Law 1390 Strengthening the Fight against Corruption; Law 1387 Law on the Careers of Generals and Promotions of the Bolivian Police; Sanitary Emergency Act 1359; Law 342 Approving the Social Economic Development Plan 2021-2025; Law 1405 and others.

MAS related farmers will march

The Bolivian Farmers’ Union is determined to defend democracy and the government of Arce. to march

The executive branch of the Unified Confederation of Peasant Workers of Bolivia (Csutcb), Ever Rojas, reported yesterday that in an emergency extension it was determined to hold a march in defense of democracy and in support of Luis Arce Catacora’s government.

“On the 23rd of this month there will be a massive and peaceful march demonstrating to the Bolivian right how many people support our President Luis Arce. The march will be from Caracollo (Oruro) to the city of La Paz, ”he said.

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