The Government of Bolivia Friday said that every requirement regarding the health of imprisoned Santa Cruz Governor Luis Fernando Camacho had been met and that the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) will be briefed on this issue in due time.
The Bolivian police arrested the prominent opposition leader and governor of the Santa Cruz region, Luis Fernando Camacho. Interior Minister Eduardo del Castillo confirmed on Wednesday Camacho's detention on Twitter and said he would release more information later.
Street clashes broke out on Thursday among supporters and opponents of Bolivia’s government armed with slingshots and dynamite as an opposition leader planned a march to pressure President Evo Morales to resign after disputed elections last month.
Bolivian protest leader who has become a figurehead for opposition to President Evo Morales arrived on Wednesday in capital La Paz, where he plans to formally demand the leftist leader step down after a contentious election last month.
A Bolivian protest leader vowed on Tuesday to intensify pressure on President Evo Morales to resign as he resisted opposition demands that he step down over contentious election results. Luis Fernando Camacho, a civic leader who has become a major figure in the opposition, said he would lead a protest march in the capital on Wednesday and push for Morales’ resignation.
A civic leader urged Bolivians to “paralyze” government institutions and block the borders as protests sparked by the contentious election victory last month of President Evo Morales entered their third week on Monday.