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Supporters and detractors of Luis Fernando Camacho, detained governor of Santa Cruz, arrive outside the prison where he is being held


In Bolivia, people for and against the arrest of the governor of Santa Cruz, Luis Fernando Camacho, meet this Wednesday outside the Chonchocoro prison in La Paz.

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In Bolivia, people for and against the arrest of the governor of Santa Cruz, Luis Fernando Camacho, are this Wednesday outside the Chonchocoro prison, in La Paz.

In statements to Bolivia TV, Simón Amado, president of the National Coordination in Defense of Democracy, a group allied to the government, affirmed that they are participating in a "permanent vigil act to prevent the coup leader Luis Fernando Camacho from escaping from this prison." .

He added that Camacho "has economic power" and that they do not trust the Police and the prison authorities.

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For his part, Efraín Suárez, management advisor to the Santa Cruz Governor's Office, says that he and other members of that office have "come face to face" with the pro-government group known as the Ponchos Rojos and they have explained why Camacho should not be in jail.

"There was no coup d'état, what there was was fraud and what the governor did was encourage the Bolivian population to fight for their rights and to fight against fraud," Suárez said in a video posted on the social networks of the governor.

Suárez said that they tried to visit Camacho but that they were not allowed to enter and that they have not been certified that he is receiving medical treatment inside the prison.

Days ago, a court in La Paz agreed to issue a measure so that the opposition leader receives the weekly injections of human immunoglobulin that he requires, since he suffers from selective deficiency of IgG immunoglobulins.

  • Governor of Santa Cruz, in Bolivia, was arrested for the "Coup d'état I" case, says the Prosecutor's Office

Camacho, who is the only opposition governor in the entire country, was arrested on December 28 and remains in pretrial detention.

They accuse him of the crime of terrorism related to the "Coup d'état I" case.

His defense has described his preventive detention as an "arbitrary resolution" and said they will appeal it.


The arrest sparked a series of protests mainly in the department of Santa Cruz.

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Source: cnnespanol

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