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US Senators Urge Biden to Punish Human Rights Violators in Bolivia

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US Senators Urge Biden to Punish Human Rights Violators in Bolivia

March 24, 2023, 10:24 PM

March 24, 2023, 10:24 PM

Through his Twitter account and a press release, United States Senator Marco Rubio announced that, along with other senators, he sent a letter to the president of that country, Joe Biden to “sanction the human rights violators in Bolivia”.

Rubio and his fellow senators Rick Scott (R-FL) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA), as well as representatives Carlos Giménez (R-FL), María Elvira Salazar (R-FL) and Mario Díaz-Balart (R-FL ) sign the letter, which observes the “arbitrary arrests opposition leaders in Bolivia, including former President Jeanine Áñez and former presidential candidates Luis Camacho and Marco Pumari” and urges Biden to “promote the rule of law”.

Senator Marco Rubio’s tweet about Bolivia

“It is in the national interest of the US to ensure that Bolivia respects the rule of law and defends the human rights of its own people. Therefore, we request the timely imposition of sanctions, as authorized by Section 7031 (c) of the Consolidated Appropriations Law of 2023, against all Bolivian citizens responsible for these serious human rights violations,” the trill states. de Rubio, which extracts text from the letter he sent to President Biden.

US Senator Marco Rubio and colleagues send a letter to Biden on the situation in Bolivia

According to the letter, US legislators sent the letter to Biden out of their “serious concern” about the actions of the Bolivian government, which “has attacked political opponents and undermines the rule of law.” In addition, it questions the administration of justice and the processes for “unfounded charges of terrorism”

Later, one of the paragraphs of the letter states:

“The absence of strong opposition, civil society, and independent media in Bolivia provide an open door for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and other authoritarian regimes to further impose their strategic interests on the South American country and the region. The Bolivian people must be able to rigorously evaluate and debate the merits of investment proposals that the CCP would prefer to negotiate behind closed doors. As such, it is imperative that the United States hold accountable bolivian human rights violators, that violate the fundamental liberties of the Bolivian opposition candidates and their supporters”.

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