A troubled week begins
The week that begins is conflicting, since three pressure measures have already been announced for the first two days. All protests demand the repeal of the Criminal System Code.
The Central Obrera Boliviana (COB) called for a general strike for 72 hours that begins on Monday and ends on Wednesday. The pressure measure will be accompanied by demonstrations in the departmental capitals.
The Federation of Neighborhood Councils (Fejuve) of El Alto contrary to the Movement to Socialism (MAS) called a civic strike for Monday January 15 demanding the annulment of the recently enacted criminal law.
In the city of El Alto most of the organizations are divided into two groups: MAS followers, who governed the municipality of El Alto for 10 years. The second sector is close to the administration of Mayor Soledad Chapetón.
The Civic Committee Potosinista (Comcipo) resume its indefinite strike, after giving an intermediate weekend, so that the inhabitants of the capital of Potosí get provisions for the next few days.
On Tuesday, the Civic Committee of Cochabamba also called for a departmental strike against the Criminal System Code. Last week there was a measure of pressure, which had partial compliance in the capital and little importance in the provinces.
In Tarija and Chuquisaca, the pressure measures to be adopted during the week are analyzed.
LA PAZ / Fides