After protests, the Government instructed a six month pause for loans payments, both capital and interest

After two days of protests from the transport sector, which demanded the extension of the deferment of bank loans, the Government ordered the freezing of the payment of capital and interest for a period of six months of grace. The measure was questioned by Bolivia's Association of Private Banks (Asoban), which claims that it weakens the chain of payments and risks a financial crisis.

Regional and local governments receive only 8.7% of the national budget

The departmental and municipal autonomous governments administer less than 10% of the state budget and must face the pandemic's resurgence this year with more significant needs and obligations, while the central level left with more than 90% of the resources. This year the country's 337 municipalities will administer 5.7% of the entire budget, while the country's nine departments manage 3%.