31 Jan. () –
The High Representative of the EU for Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell, reiterated this Tuesday his condemnation of “all acts of violence” in Bolivia during a meeting with the Bolivian Foreign Minister, Rogelio Mayta, in which he also stressed his commitment with Sucre.
“In (a) meeting with () Foreign Minister Mayta we have addressed the situation in Bolivia, firmly condemning all acts of violence and underlining the importance of dialogue, respect for the rule of law, due process and justice reform,” he said. indicated Borrell in his Twitter profile.
For his part, Mayta has specified in the aforementioned social network that in his meeting with Borrell they have reviewed the bilateral agenda, as well as shared “matters of interest”. “We work to strengthen our relationships,” she added.
The EU already asked in January to avoid violence in the country and that due judicial process be respected in the case of the governor of Santa Cruz, Luis Fernando Camacho, arrested and imprisoned for his role in the violent demonstrations and protests in 2019 that ended with the departure of the country of the then president Evo Morales.
Camacho is the governor of the richest region in Bolivia and historically opposed to the governments of the Movimiento Al Socialismo (MAS), the scene of protests and blockades, the last to oppose the census law.
His arrest is motivated by his role in the violent demonstrations and protests that occurred after the opposition, supported by the Armed Forces, pressured former President Morales to renounce his victory in the October 2019 elections.