Rodolfo Machaca, leader of the Movement for Socialism (MAS) said today that the aim of creating the General Staff of the People instead of the National Coordinator for Change (Conalcam) is to defend Luis Arce’s government, democracy and industrialization of natural resources.
“In fact, just as we have to defend the sovereignty of the homeland, the meetings will also focus on defending democracy and the elected government. Apart from that, also defend the natural resources that must be for Bolivians, that nationalization must be deepened, that all these resources serve all Bolivians for their equitable distribution, watch over these strategic issues and defend ourselves against external interference that they want Promote neoliberals. Capitalism wants to have the strategic resources of the Bolivian state in favor of the transnational ”, he assured in an interview with the program A Media Mañana de Los Tiempos and Grupo Centro.
Machaca said it has not yet been determined who will lead the organization, although he did not rule out the possibility of Evo Morales taking over the helm.
He also admitted that the meeting held yesterday in La Paz was not attended by Juan Carlos Huarachi, Executive Director of the Central Obrera Boliviana (COB), but the organizations that are part of that organization.