Camacho, who has been in preventive detention since December 2022 under various cases, now stands accused of the crimes of breach of duty for alleged irregularities in the purchase of a fire truck
Extremist groups are protesting the arrest and sentencing of far-right opposition leader and governor of Santa Cruz, Luis Fernando Camacho
Social movements across Bolivia that have been calling for Camacho’s arrest and sentencing saluted the move, but violent riots have broken out demanding his release in his home department Santa Cruz
Despite achieving key agreement on the date of the census, right-wing groups continue protests and violence in Santa Cruz
In today’s episode, we bring you stories of a verdict by a Dutch court on a military operation in Afghanistan, the announcement of a ceasefire in the DRC, continued right-wing violence in Bolivia, and more atrocities by Israeli occupation forces in Palestine
Bolivian lawyer and professor Gabriel Villalba Pérez spoke to Peoples Dispatch about the political conflict at the center of the anti-government strike called by the conservative opposition
The far-right opposition in Bolivia’s Santa Cruz department has been seeking to destabilize the socialist government of President Luis Arce using the Population and Housing Census as pretext
Workers from diverse sectors, peasants, students, and members of various Indigenous organizations and social movements from all nine departments of Bolivia arrived in capital La Paz to ratify their support for President Luis Arce and Vice President David Choquehuanca’s government
The governor of the Santa Cruz department, Luis Fernando Camacho, who was the president of the far-right Pro Santa Cruz Civic Committee in 2019, was one of the main promoters of the violent and racist demonstrations against the socialist government of former President Evo Morales in October 2019
Members of the opposition and far-right Civic Committees have been mobilizing and blocking roads in different departments of Bolivia as a part of a politically motivated strike.
These protests came a day after working class and popular sectors in Bolivia organized counter protests to a strike called by right-wing sectors against the MAS govt.
In response to the anti-government strike called for by the far-right sectors in Bolivia, hundreds of citizens took to the streets in different parts of the country to express their support for the socialist national government. Meanwhile, local media reported that the business activities are running normally across the country