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05/02/2023
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Bolivian opposition leader detained, sparking protests

Luis Fernando Camacho's detention lead to renewed social unrest by residents of the restive Santa Cruz region. Police later announced Camacho had been arrested on "terrorist" charges.  Governor of Santa Cruz being detainedGovernor of Santa Cruz being detained

La Paz, Dec.29.– Luis Fernando Camacho, the governor of Santa Cruz, was arrested by Bolivian police on Wednesday on "terrorist" charges, sparking street brawls between his supporters and law enforcement.

"We inform the Bolivian people that the Bolivian police executed an arrest warrant against Luis Fernando Camacho," Interior Minister Eduardo del Castillo said.

He said on a Twit (@EDelCastilloDC) that Camacho was taken to La Paz, the administrative capital, for questioning.

Former presidential candidate Camacho was being investigated for a number of allegations, including his suspected involvement in the ouster of socialist president Evo Morales in 2019 ...

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