Argentine President, Focus of Attention in Bolivia

La Paz, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) Argentine President Cristina Fernandez” visit to Bolivia hit the headlines this week in this Andean country.

  In the Bolivian city of Sucre, Fernandez and Evo Morales went to a ceremony to sign a contract that would allow gradual increase of the gas supply to Argentina from 177 million cubic feet to 953 million cubic feet per day up to the year 2017.

Another project was laying the Juana Azurduy de Padilla gas pipeline up to the border with Argentina, with a $100 million investment.

The visit had another toucbhing moment when Fernandez gave Bolivian independentist heroine Juana Azurduy a postmortem promotion to the military rank of General of the Argentinean National Army.

During the last seven days, the UN Human Rights Commissioner’s Office report attracted the attention, becuse it proved progress in Bolivia during the last year, regarding this subject.

In this respect, that report also acknowledged the progress in justice administration, regarding the case of the massacre in Pando department in 2008.

As it happens, that same day, they scheduled for May the trial against Pando’s ex prefect Leopoldo Fernandez, the main responsible person for the killing of almost 20 farmers on September 11, 2008.

Referring to terrorism, the Special Force against Crime arrested Luis Lopez Arana, possible author of the explosion of two bombs that left seven people seriously wounded in La Paz in August, 2009.

Faced with the regional elections on April 4, poll results show that the governing Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) has won the electoral preference in five of the nine Bolivian departments.

According to those results, the MAS would win in La Paz, Oruro, Potosi, Cochabamba and Pando, while the Bolivian opposition would be the winner in Beni and Santa Cruz, but in the southern Tarija and Chuquisaca departments, there would be a tie.

Source: Prensa Latina


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