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  • Bolivia's coup regime clashes with popular and social movements after ousting democratically elected president Evo Morales en 2019.

    Bolivia's coup regime clashes with popular and social movements after ousting democratically elected president Evo Morales en 2019. | Photo: Prensa Latina

Published 31 December 2020
Opinion

The Bolivian justice system announced on Thursday that it will prosecute former officials of the de facto government for the illegal purchase of medical supplies under the pretext of using them against COVID-19, but whose real intention was to pocket the money.

Bolivian authorities will investigate members of Jeanine Áñez's executive, involved in these acts of corruption in the middle of the quarantine against the pandemic, Minister of Justice Iván Lima assured.

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The official pointed out there is no documentation to withstand such acquisitions, about which some processes remain open, such as one referring to the purchase of some 300 defective respirators.

These piece of equipment, of Spanish and Chinese origin, were negotiated at premium prices and without meeting the technical specifications for the care of patients with COVID-19 in the country, Lima recalled.

"Sending a note is not managing, Jeanine Anez government did not send requirements, leaving our country among the few that did not sign the agreement: https://gavi.org/sites/default/files/covid/pr/COVAX_CA_COIP_List_COVAX_PR_15-12.pdf
Arce's government met in less than two months the steps to meet requirements for COVAX."

According to the Minister, among the complaints are alleged negotiations to buy vaccines against the disease, about which "we have found nothing, no files, no information."

Lima suggested that these processes will take place in 2021 against those who caused economic damage to the State and, furrthermore, created deadly consequences for thousands of people who lost their lives due to a lack of medicines.

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