Gabriel Boric in Colchane, Chile (Presidency of Chile/Marcelo Segura/Handout via REUTERS)

President Gabriel Boric of Chile arrived at the border with Bolivia, where its army was already mobilized, to ask Luis Arce to act seriously with the currents of the Venezuelan exodus.

Bolivians get nervous when a Chilean authority approaches the binational border accompanied by military personnel: the last time this happened, in 1879, Bolivia lost its access to the Pacific.

This time, the Chilean president did not want more Bolivian territory, but demand that the Arce government receive the marchers who entered Chile from Bolivia.

The Bolivian government has not officially responded, but a foreign ministry official denied that such a commitment exists and that Venezuelans do not have passports and are not listed as immigrants.

the opponent Jose Carlos Sanchez He believes that the Arce government prevents the marchers of the Venezuelan exodus from staying in Bolivia because it hates all the detractors of Nicolás Maduro, an ally of the MAS, and considers them traitors to the Chavista revolution.

Evo Morales has another interpretation of the case: “We regret the unilateral position of the brother President of Chile Gabriel Boric towards the migrant victims of the American economic blockades against Venezuela and of the hunger policies of the neoliberal model in Latin America. Respect human rights.”

Although Boric’s protest was vocal in the border town of Colchane, the Bolivian government did not respond as expected because of the economic nightmare that is living.

Nor did he say anything about the permanence, since the beginning of January, of the Peruvian army at the border, busy preventing the entry of agitators and cocaleros of the Evo Morales current who advocate revolts and separatism in the region of Puno.

When Boric was still at the frontier, Rating agency JP Morgan put Bolivia’s country risk above the 1,000 mark for the first time. In January it was 564, as he recalls Bloomberg.

Gabriel Boric arrived at the border with Bolivia, where his army was already mobilized, to demand that Luis Arce act seriously with the currents of the Venezuelan exodus (Presidency of Chile/Marcelo Segura/Handout via REUTERS)
Gabriel Boric arrived at the border with Bolivia, where his army was already mobilized, to demand that Luis Arce act seriously with the currents of the Venezuelan exodus (Presidency of Chile/Marcelo Segura/Handout via REUTERS)

And for those hours too, Fitch Rating gave a pithy diagnosis on the health of the Bolivian economy. It lowered the long-term default ratings of foreign and local currency issuers from “B” to “B-”, lowered the rating outlook from “stable” to “negative” and revealed that the Bolivian government had used special turning rights (DEG ).

But also, rating agency hints at dwindling natural gas reserves and political risks that the country presents.

The Central Bank was selling dollars at the official exchange rate because the private banks had none, but at the same time there was a rush of Banco Fassil savers and queues were forming at the doors of all the banks of the city of Santa Cruz. Banco Fassil has Venezuelan and Argentinian capital, according to versions denied by its leaders. But the version coincides with the suspicion that “21st century socialism” has ventured into regional financial activities.

The economic crisis is very serious and the prestigious economist Antonio Saravia suggested to President Arce that he resign from office and proposed that he include this paragraph in his resignation letter: “I am resigning not only because my government has been a failure and has left us at the door of a serious crisis , but also because my ideas and my actions since I became a minister have turned out to be profoundly wrong.”

Arce has no time to quit or even read as the economy collapses, made worse by infighting within the MAS party.

The former minister Therese Morales, of the regime of Evo Morales, denounced on television that the state oil company, YPFB, imports more gasoline than necessary, because the surplus must be re-exported by the corrupt integrated into the company. Last year, the former minister said, the country lost $1,666 million as a result of these acts of corruption. carlos romeroanother former minister of Evo Morales, said “mega-corruption” in YPFB had erupted in the Arce government.

The camp of Evo Morales makes repeated allusions to acts of corruption within the oil company and recalls that one of Arce’s sons is in charge of these operations.

With the criticisms of the governments of Chile and Peru, the reproaches of the IMF and the country risk rating agencies, Luis Arce only manages to apply a very strong hand to the political prisoners of the regime, the only request of Evo Morales qu he meets at the foot of the letter.

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