Committee presents evidence of fraud in Bolivia
In Bolivia, the National Committee for the Defense of Democracy (Conade) presented a report with evidence that supports the accusation of fraud during the presidential elections on Oct. 20 in favor of President Evo Morales.
The 190-page report contains statistical and computer analyses showing how the fraud was carried out.
Duplicate identity cards, the disappearance of some information and the appearance of records in the computer system and minutes where more votes than voters are registered, are some of the irregularities.
The Conade once again insisted on the resignation of electoral body members, the annulment of the elections, and the withdrawal of the mission of the OAS (Organization of American States), considering that the audit "is a second fraud."
Lula Da Silva will ask for his release
The lawyers of the former President of Brazil Lula Da Silva will present a request for his release today. Lula has been imprisoned for 1 year and 7 months for corruption and money laundering.
Brazil's Supreme Court on Thursday issued a divided ruling that would lead to the release of nearly 5,000 prisoners who continue to appeal their convictions, including Lula da Silva.
The court ruled 6-5 in favor of a person only being detained once all appeals have been exhausted.
The prosecutors of the "Lava Jato" investigation said in a statement that the decision "goes against the spirit of repudiation of impunity and the fight against corruption."
Camacho denounces that the government wants “to make him disappear”
The opposition leader and head of the Santa Cruz Civic Committee, Luis Fernando Camacho, denounced that there is an order issued by the Bolivian government to make him “disappear.”
In his Twitter account he posted: “I have made public the threats we have received from the government. I'm not afraid even though I know they're capable of everything.”
“However, if something happens to me, the Bolivian people know who is responsible.”
Camacho said that on Monday he will come to the Palacio Quemado, the old government house, to hand the letter of resignation to the president of the country, Evo Morales.
Rafael Correa's pretrial detention ratified
A court in Ecuador on Nov. 7, upheld the pretrial detention order against former President Rafael Correa.
Correa is on the run and is linked to a case of alleged bribery, illicit association, and influence peddling.
In response to the defense's request arguing "political reprisals," Wilson Toainga, the prosecutor in the case, stated that the work of the Attorney General's office is "absolutely objective and technical, based on the provisions of the Constitution and the law"
Former President Correa, who is a fugitive and has resided in Belgium since 2017, has 29 criminal cases against him.