The individuals accused of investigating the alleged additional costs that the Bolivian government used to purchase 170 respirators from a Spanish company are responsible for former Health Minister Marcelo Navajas issuing “orders” for “specific actions” in the EU made buying process.
This was reported by the La Paz prosecutor, Marco Antonio Cossío, who added that Navajas ordered direct contact with the Bolivian consul in Barcelona, Alberto Pareja.
“The evidence found (against Navajas) is the testimony of the defendant now, they have found that he has ordered certain acts to be carried out and that he has even told one of them to contact the consul in Barcelona directly negotiating when we know that the State Department is the right way to go, “said Cossío, broadcasting the local newspaper ‘La Razón’.
The Director General of the Agency for Health Infrastructure and Medical Equipment (AISEM), Geovanni Pacheco, the Director General for Legal Affairs of the Ministry of Health, Fernando Valenzuela, and two other subordinate officials are the four people who are accused of contracts that harm the state and misappropriate them Money, breach of duty and economic damage. In addition, two advisors to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) who supported the purchase were arrested.