Rodríguez announces meeting to withdraw controversial project and says there is no pretext to mobilize

The President of the Senate, Andrónico Rodríguez, announced that the next session of the House of Lords would “immediately” withdraw the bill against the legitimation of illegal profits and terrorist financing, so there should be no excuse for the mobilizations.

“In the next meeting it will be announced immediately and the draft law will be withdrawn. Then there would be no pretext to mobilize further,” said the authority at a press conference.

He later announced that Prime Minister María Nela Prada reported that afternoon on the executive’s decision to withdraw the law, which had mobilized various social and productive sectors.

Pointing out that it was a “joint decision” between the executive, who was the designer, and the legislature where the proposal was found, Rodríguez reported that several meetings were held between the morning and the afternoon of that Thursday, before the definition was made.

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He also stated that the bill against the legitimation of illicit profits was being used as an excuse and political “flag” for the opposition to try again to destabilize Luis Arce’s government.

He noted that it started with comments on two articles on the 11th and 15th, but that the articles watched increased over the days, then to five, until they called for the entire bill to be annulled.

“We notice that the opposition is using it as a pretext and is starting to use (the project) as a political flag, to confuse it and to spread false information,” complained the legislature.

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This week the MAS decided to suspend consideration of the proposal in the Senate while a socialization process was opened, however the mobilized sectors refused to socialize a project that violates rights, freedoms and constitutional guarantees.

The Senate chief said the MAS ruler was predisposed to give “reliable” information, but the opposition was responsible for spreading “the bad information” around the country.

He blamed the opponents for using themselves as a political flag to mobilize through a “monumental campaign” against the government.

Transport companies and trade unionists in particular had announced mobilizations such as a 48-hour strike for next week; while other sectors declared a state of emergency.


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