Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Goni bribed military to massacre the people

SLAUGHTER • Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada, as president of Bolivia in 2003, bribed members of the Army Joint Chiefs to massacre the people who were mobilized in defense of the gas. This fact was revealed at the hearing yesterday by former senior military.


Bolivian former Gen. Juan Veliz Herrera acussed of slaughter. Photo © LA PRENSA®

SUCRE, Bolivia .— The case was made public at the hearing yesterday, as part of the trial of responsibilities remains to Sanchez de Lozada and his collaborators for the slaughter of September and October 2003.

Prosecutor Milton Mendoza, informed that the disclosure occurred in the reading of the exculpatory evidence presented by the former army commander, Gen. Juan Veliz.

"In the exculpatory evidence he makes see that the former Finance Secretary Javier Comboni, the night of October 13, 2003 was at the General Command of the Army with two suitcases full of money that was divided among the military high command."
In the mobilizations in defense of the gas, the Armed Forces troops fired bullets of war against the people who ware in the streets, killing over 60 people and 400 wounded.

Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada, on October 17, 2003 put his resignation to the National Congress and then fled to the United States.

Gen. Juan Veliz Herrera, charged of slaughter in September and October 2003 at the trial of responsibility against Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada, is detained preventively in the prison of San Roque of Sucre city.

Source: CAMBIO®

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