Bolivia’s Economy Minister, Luis Arce, reported today that, according to estimates from the National Statistical Institute (INE), the country had an economic loss of $167 million in 14 days of political conflict. He also said that credit payments in the financial system are also impacted by the conflict.
The Departmental Transport Chamber in La Paz (Cadetran), the El Alto Heavy Transport Association and other transport guilds instructed the closure of the border towns of Tambo Quemado and Desaguadero, in protest for the results of the 20 October elections. The associations represent La Paz’s national and international freight services.
The Permanent Council of the OAS did not align with Bolivia’s Government allegations of “coup d’état” and racism
In 11 days, Bolivia appeared twice before the Permanent Council of the Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS). Last time, this November 4, 2019. Bolivia’s Foreign Minister, Diego Pary, denounced a racist coup but in response he received suggestions for a second round and a comprehensive electoral audit.
In 14 days of political unrest in Santa Cruz, industrial activity is irregular. The Government claims that civic strike results in a daily loss of $us 3.5 million.