The Bolivian Civic Committee again rejected the government’s proposal to louis arce to install technical tables to set the date on which the Census is held, so unemployment will remain active on the eighth day of protests in Santa Cruz.
The president of the Civic Committee, Calvo Romulus, stated after the meeting held this Friday in the city of Cochabambain the center of the country, that the government “continues to underestimate the sacrifice of a population that is demanding a right.”
“They have wanted to silence the voice of a council, the voice of a million and a half peoplewho asked for a date, a date that we have told the Bolivian people, is not negotiated”. The government has turned a deaf ear; He has shown us that he does not have the will to provide a solution, ”he said in statements collected by the Santa Cruz newspaper. Duty.
The representative maintained that what the Executive has put on the table does not respond to what was determined by the Cabildo, which indicates that the Census must be carried out in 2023.
The so-called “civic movement” of Bolivia began last Saturday a indefinite national strike to demand the holding of the Census in 2023, instead of 2024 as the Bolivian government has proposed, since this statistic conditions the distribution of records between the regions of the country.
The Minister of the Presidency, Mary Nela Pradaassured the media that the proposals for the census in 2023 had a “purely political” criterion and regretted that Santa Cruz send a person without “decision power” to give “certainty” to the country in the face of conflicts in that region.
According to Prada, the president ratified at the meeting the proposal that the census be carried out in April 2024 and the distribution of state resources be in October of the same year based on the preliminary data of the consultation.
A second government proposal is to leave the definition in the hands of a technical commission and if that entity “can justify that it be carried out in 2023, it will be carried out in 2023 and if it determines that it will be carried out in 2024, it will be carried out in 2024,” the minister explained.
Prada targeted the Santa Cruz governor, the opponent Luis Fernando Camachoand the president of the Pro Santa Cruz Civic Committee, Romulus Baldas those responsible for the fact that on this day a definitive solution to the conflicts over the census was not reached.
The protests are concentrating in the city of Santa Cruz, where the opposition to Luis Arce has greater weight and the economic engine of the country, there a person has lost his life during the mobilizations.
Calvo told the media in Santa Cruz that they are “a little sad” to see that the national government is “underestimating” to that region and regretted that prada was dedicated to “search guilty”.
“Today the government has turned a deaf ear, it has shown us that it has no will to provide solutions (…) The strike continues, we have to make ourselves heard, here there is no lack of will from the people of Santa Cruz, it is not that we want conflict, we want a solution that benefits all Bolivians,” he said.
The leader considered that the meeting was “political” and that they do not believe “in the word of the Government.”
(With information from EFE and Europa Press)