Argentina Demands That Áñez Take Responsibility for Detention of an Electoral Observer and Deputy

At dawn this Saturday Argentina demanded respect for the life of the Argentinian deputy for Frente de Todos, Federico Fagiolito, from the de facto self-proclaimed Bolivian Government of Jeanine Áñez. Fagiolito was illegally detained in Bolivia after his arrival as an international observer of the presidential elections, to be held tomorrow, Sunday October 18.

The Argentine Foreign Ministry published audiovisual material on its Twitter account, showing how Bolivia’s immigration police detained the deputy and people from his entourage. The immigration police were denounced for arbitrarily detaining Fagiolito, part of a delegation including four others invited by President of the Plurinational Legislative Assembly of Bolivia, Eva Copa, to observe the elections.

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Likewise, the Argentinian Foreign Ministry held the Bolivian government responsible for the health of an Argentine diplomat, Lucas De María, who had an asthma attack in the middle of the incident.

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It should be noted that the government of Jeanine Áñez has threatened not to allow any alleged interference from Argentina, Venezuela or Cuba -the coup government’s response to multiple allegations that a new electoral fraud sponsored by the Organization of American States is being forged in the face of the imminent rise of Luis Arce, candidate of the Movement for Socialism (MAS) who appear favored to achieve victory this Sunday, October 18.

President of Argentina Alberto Fernández emphasized that the deputies and senators, in addition to the Director of Diplomacy of Parliament Soledad Magno, “were mistreated when they arrived in La Paz to fulfill their duties as electoral observers,” and held the Bolivian de facto president responsible for preserving the safety of the Argentine delegation.

 

Featured image: Moments before Argentinian deputy Federico Fagiolito, arriving in Bolivia as an international observer for presidential elections, was illegally detained.

(Ultimas Noticias)

Translation: OT/JRE/SL