The Bolivian authorities announced this Monday that eleven of the 35 families that were to receive redress are relatives of victims of clashes between supporters of former President Evo Morales and those following the October elections, a benefit that lasted more than ten months after what happened occurs.
The compensation consists of 100,000 Bolivians (12,000 euros) and the majority of the compensation corresponds to the victims of Senkata in the city of El Ato, where the intervention of the police and the army killed around twenty dead and around 500 deceased. in what the Ombudsman has described as a “massacre” in which the government of Temporary Jeanine Áñez committed “crimes against humanity”.
Another 17 victims injured in the clashes were compensated with employment benefits and new jobs, as well as other amounts that would range from 5,000 (600 euros) to 10,000 Bolivians (1,200 euros) depending on the degree of disability of the victim, as in Decree 4176 which was approved in March 2020.
Deputy Justice Minister Huberth Vargas added that in addition to facilitating procedures for victims ‘heirs to access welfare benefits, the government will pay for victims’ medical expenses while they recover from their injuries.