Bolivia is in social turmoil, protesters block the supply of civilian resources, taxi drivers have no oil, and the market has no meat to sell. Bolivia’s interim president, Aniz, said today that she will soon announce a re-election.
In a speech at the presidential palace, Jeanine Anez said: “We will announce the news soon and order a transparent election.” But she did not disclose the details, only that it is “seeking to restore the country’s democratic credibility.”
Bolivia’s first Aboriginal president, Evo Morales, was re-elected on October 20th in the presidential election, but was accused of counting the votes, so the country began to break out. Morales, who lost support from the security forces, resigned on the 10th of this month and fled to Mexico.
The 52-year-old former Senate deputy speaker, Aynd, announced himself as interim president on the 12th to fill the government vacuum caused by the resignation of Morales and the resignation of several heads of the ministries.
● The social turmoil and the transportation route of the people’s livelihood are blocked
Violent demonstrations since late October have killed 23 people and injured dozens; although Ainiz’s interim government said today that the violent demonstrations that have caused turmoil in the country have slowed, the pro-Moraine’s home-based group Asked Ainitz to step down.
Supporters of Morales are in conflict with security forces, especially in the city centre of Cochabamba, the base of Morales. According to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, nine people were killed.
Demonstrators blocked the road from La Paz to the neighbouring town of El Alto early last week; now it is blocking the main transport from La Paz to the financial hub of Santa Cruz. The supplementary route also blocks the line of transportation to the central and eastern agricultural production areas of Bolivia.
● There is no oil at the gas station, and the taxi can be queued for 3 days.
The demonstrators also hampered the Sanketa refinery near El Alto, which supplies gasoline and natural gas throughout the La Paz area.
Taxi driver Carlos Lara spent three nights at a gas station sleeping in his car, hoping to wait until there is gasoline. Supporters of Morales continue to block the road leading to the refinery in La Paz, and there is no oil at each gas station.
Lara, 72, said today: “Without gasoline, there is nothing to do.”
Laila had been waiting in her car from 7 am on the 14th. During the period, she listened to the radio and chatted with her peers to pass the time. Everyone looked forward to seeing the tanker. “They told us that gasoline Maybe tomorrow, I will say the next day, maybe tomorrow, so we have to wait here.”
● There is a shortage of fruits and vegetables in the future.
Vegetables, fruits and seasonings are still fully supplied on the market, but meat has become rare.
Francisca’s butcher shop is the only vendor who is still doing business. Her peers had been fighting for meatless meat three days ago.
She said: “I got meat on the black market. Some people depend on the black market for a living. I didn’t ask anything, I just approved the meat to sell.”