The president of Bolivia, louis mapleannounced last Friday midnight that the Census of population and housing It will be carried out March 23, 2024 and the distribution of the resources will be made in September of that same year.
The decision of the Bolivian government is announced on the day 21 of the indefinite unemployment in the region of Santa Cruzthe economic engine of the country, which leads the pressure measures with the aim that the census be carried out in 2023 and that its data be applied in 2025, the year in which the presidential elections are scheduled.
“A technical act like the Census In no country is it a political pretext to destabilize and confront the population, but some people have politicized the census process, which is strictly technical, as we have agreed with practically all the country’s authorities,” said Arce.
“I want to thank the technical representatives of Celade and UNFPA for accompanying the work of the Government and the technical commission that, after more than 50 hours of work in Trinidad, delivered the recommendations for the census process to be carried out in 2024,” he added.
After the day of protests this Friday, the Bolivian authorities reported that there are 15 people detained in Santa Cruz who are allegedly involved in the “burning of institutionsof private property, the attacks on people from Santa Cruz and the Police”.
The Minister of the Interior, Eduardo del Castillo, added that there are “dozens” of hurt people Y “considerable economic damagefor the destruction that the town carried out in the midst of the confrontations and the conflict that persists in Santa Cruz, which requires a census next year.
Meanwhile, the president of the Committee for Santa Cruz, Rómulo CalvoHe asked the police to “do not intimidate the population” and recommended to the people who accept the strike not to pay attention to the “provocations”.
“There is a lot of police abuse that is causing a lot of anxiety in the population, we want it to be pacified, we don’t want violenceBald stressed.
Also, the president of the Interinstitutional Committee, Vicente Cuéllarassured the media that the strike “peacefully” seeks the census in 2023.
He demanded that the Police and the Ministry of Government fulfill their role of “preserving the integrity and rights of all Bolivians” and not just some.
During the day this Friday, supporters of the MAS ruling party tried to unblock the central avenues of the city to restore traffic flowwhat led to clashes with the demonstrators who defend the measure of force.
Meanwhile, the Santa Cruz Civic Committee -who is leading the protests- called a Advice for this Sunday afternoon, with the idea of defining whether to maintain or tighten the measure of force. A few days ago, the group had participated in a negotiating table with the president’s cabinet louis maple that was unsuccessful.
“On Sunday we expect an important participation of citizens,” he told the agency. EFE the spokesperson for the Civic Committee of Santa Cruz, Manfred Bravoafter confirming the decision to bring forward the town hall, which in principle was going to be held on Tuesday 15.
(With information from EFE)
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