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  • Minister of Government Eduardo del Castillo during the swearing-in ceremony of the Interim General Commander of the Bolivian Police Colonel Jhonny Aguilera, Bolivia, Nov. 16, 2020

    Minister of Government Eduardo del Castillo during the swearing-in ceremony of the Interim General Commander of the Bolivian Police Colonel Jhonny Aguilera, Bolivia, Nov. 16, 2020 | Photo: Twitter/ @EDelCastilloDC

Published 23 November 2020
Opinion

According to Del Castillo, among those affected by allegedly illegal immigration alerts are journalists, politicians, diplomats, and businessmen.

Bolivia's new Government Minister Eduardo del Castillo accused former Director of Immigration Marcel Rivas of politically persecuting over 495 people, whom he allegedly prevented from leaving the country by issuing illegal immigration alerts.

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According to Del Castillo, among those affected by illegal immigration alerts are journalists, politicians, diplomats, and businessmen.

"This gentleman has used Immigration for political purposes, he used the institution to politically persecute several subjects of our society. Of the 1061 immigration alerts he had issued, 42 percent were illegal to persecute former officials, politicians, journalists, diplomats, and even businessmen. (...) We are analyzing and we have found that over 495 people have been affected, they are 500 families that have been politically persecuted by Mr. Marcel Rivas", Del Castillo said. 

Meanwhile, the Attorney General's Office maintains that there are several indications that would prove the alleged link of the former director of Migration, arrested on November 9 in La Paz, with the escape of coup-born regime's former ministers Arturo Murillo and Fernando Lopez.

Bolivia's judicial authorities issued arrest warrants against Arturo Murillo and Fernando Lopez, who were ministers of government and defense, respectively, during the de coup-born regime's leader Jeanine Añez.

Minister Del Castillo also attended on Monday the sear-in ceremony of the new General Staff of the Bolivian Police made up of national directors and departmental commanders. 

On November 16, President  Luis Arce appointed Colonel Jhonny Aguilera, who was the director of the Special Force of Fight against Crime in La Paz and in Santa Cruz, as interim commander of the Police.

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