Bolivia: Ars government demands that Santa Cruz transfer jailed governor Luis Fernando Camacho.

File photo of Bolivian opposition leader Luis Fernando Camacho, detained in La Paz since December 28 (REUTERS / Marco Bello)

Bolivia’s executive branch claimed the territory of the opposition this Friday Santa Cruz Change your governor Luis Fernando CamachoAfter being jailed last week for his role in the breakout Evo Morales Presidency in 2019.

Minister of Justice, Ivan Lima, The law governing the sector of Santa Cruz, Bolivia’s economic locomotive, “clearly provides this figure. Lieutenant Governor, He can assume it, if not temporarily, as is the case in this case.

Camacho was one of the biggest opponents of the leftist government. He was arrested on December 28 The ruling party and prosecution of Morales (2006-2019) as a “coup” moved to La Paz.

Camacho, a 43-year-old lawyer and businessman, is considered one of the opposition leaders who inspired the street protests that forced Morales to resign.

He was elected governor in the 2021 regional elections 55% of votes. Along with him, his co-religionist Mario Aguilera was appointed lieutenant governor.

The governor of the Bolivian region of Santa Cruz, Luis Fernando Camacho, of the opposition, enters the offices of the Special Force to Fight Crime (Felcc) in La Paz on December 28 (EFE/Javier Momani)
The governor of the Bolivian region of Santa Cruz, Luis Fernando Camacho, of the opposition, enters the offices of the Special Force to Fight Crime (Felcc) in La Paz on December 28 (EFE/Javier Momani)

According to Minister Lima, Aguilera was to assume the governorship while Camacho served his provisional sentence of four months in prison, which was handed down by a judge.

He also warned against taking legal action if the regional assembly and the Santa Cruz government do not pursue a temporary replacement.

“If things don’t improve in Santa Cruz next week, we have an obligation to deliver Criminal action for non-compliance Duties of those officials,” he pointed out.

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Aguilera also said early on that Camacho would continue as governor He will do his work even from jail. Because he did not resign from the post.

The law of Santa Cruz establishes two figures: the temporary absence of the governor and his replacement by the lieutenant governor and his resignation for permanent replacement.

Demonstrations in Santa Cruz de la Sierra following the arrest of Governor Luis Fernando Camacho (REUTERS / Agustin Marcarian)
Demonstrations in Santa Cruz de la Sierra following the arrest of Governor Luis Fernando Camacho (REUTERS / Agustin Marcarian)

Santa Cruz, meanwhile, meets this Friday Continuous struggle for 10 daysAfter Camacho was arrested.

Dozens of civilians, mainly young people, gathered in the Plaza del Cristo Redentor, where their leaders usually make their territorial proclamations, demanding Camacho’s release.

According to official sources, street clashes between civilians and police have broken out, leaving more than 200 people injured, around 70 protesters arrested and several government offices burned.

Santa Cruz is also isolated from the rest of the country by land, due to interstate roadblocks.

(With information from AFP)

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