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The Bolivian prosecutor’s office will investigate the presidents of parliament for delaying the transportation of members of the armed forces

June 24, 2020

The La Paz prosecutor filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the President of the Bolivian Senate, Eva Copa, and the President of the Chamber of Deputies, Sergio Choque, for allegedly delaying the transportation of members of the Andean Nation’s Armed Forces (FFAA).

“We are opening the investigation. We have set up a commission of prosecutors to get documents,” said La Paz prosecutor Marco Antonio Cossío, as reported by the local newspaper ‘La Razón’.

The Department of Defense’s legal department filed a complaint on June 12, in particular regarding the alleged commissioning of crimes of abuse of influence and breach of duty. With this in mind, the prosecutor will ask Defense Minister Luis Fernando López to testify as the complainant, while the military commander-in-chief, General Carlos Orellana, will do so as a witness or victim.

The Bolivian prosecutor’s office will investigate the presidents of parliament for delaying the transportation of members of the armed forces
The Bolivian prosecutor’s office will investigate the presidents of parliament for delaying the transportation of members of the armed forces

According to the complainant, Copa’s response to the promotion of brigade generals, divisions, rear admirals, admirals and generals was “late and unjustified,” the El Deber newspaper reported.