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Consulates in Argentina operational bases for Bolivian electoral fraud

Saturday, December 14th 2019 - 19:16 UTC
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 Consulate officials have “recognized that they were pressured by the ex-consul Valda,” Longaric announced. Consulate officials have “recognized that they were pressured by the ex-consul Valda,” Longaric announced.

Bolivian consulates throughout Argentina were used by the Evo Morales government to promote fraud in the October 20 elections, according to the report on the case by the Organization of American States (OAS), Foreign Minister Karen Longaric announced. She added consul Ademar Valda led the operation.

“It is truly shocking all the information we are collecting from the officials who were appointed by the previous Government,” she explained.

The OAS report states that failures were detected in 38.07 percent of the minutes analyzed from Argentina.

“An electoral registry was made which exceeds the number of those legally registered in the electoral register, (…) and it is not a conclusion to which the consuls we have sent have arrived, but [it stems from] testimony from the officials instead,“ Longaric went on.

”They have recognized that they were pressured by the ex-consul Valda (Ademar), who was the operator of the entire electoral fraud,” she elaborated.

Of a sample of 176 minutes scrutinized in Argentina, 38.07 percent showed inconsistencies with the number of citizens, that is, the minutes reflect a greater number of votes than the total number of voters on the index lists.

The situation in Bolivia's consulates in Argentina is gradually getting back to normal, Longaric stated. Harassment from officials appointed by the Movement Towards Socialism and Argentine picket groups has dropped, she revealed.

Longaric also underlined the importance of guaranteeing the interests of Bolivian nationals who reside in Argentina and who usually require additional paperwork from the consulates during the end-of-year season.

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  • imoyaro

    Once again, Kamerad/Komrade Rique, the José Goebbels of MercoPress, demonstrates that he cannot resist lying. As the article says, the OAS stated that the embassies were complicit on the fraud. The government is merely alluding to the facts, as reported by the outside observers.


    Dec 16th, 2019 - 09:57 am 0
  • pgerman

    The OAS investigation commission ratified, in a written report, the existence of a “parallel” and undeclared server that came into operation when the legal system was interrupted, and formally declared. The report also confirms that there is no mathematical support to justify the change in the trend of votes in favor of Evo Morales in the magnitude that was officially reported.

    I ask myself:

    1) What benefits does it bring to the current Argentine government and the Argentine Republic to give political asylum to a dictator like Evo Morales?

    2) Why does Enrique Massot judge that he must defend a politician who has cheated morally and, in this last election, legal trap?

    We should all be defenders of legality, that is, the protection of our freedom.

    Dec 16th, 2019 - 01:18 pm 0
  • Enrique Massot

    Sure! The illegitimate government of Bolivia has discovered fraud during the last election. Not self-serving by any means.

    Janine Añez was supposed to call elections in a matter of weeks, but she now seems to be getting a taste out of being de-facto president. Are the golpists fearing an election may not be in their favour?

    Dec 15th, 2019 - 09:00 am -1
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