Bolivian Social Organizations March in Defense of President Evo Morales
Cochabamba, May 10 (RHC) -- A total of 28 social organizations marched Wednesday through the streets of Cochabamba, in central Bolivia, in defense of democracy and against the “new outbreak of plots orchestrated by right-wing groups against the Government of Evo Morales.”
All social movements that make up the Departmental Coordinator for Change (Codecam) marched along with at least 25,000 members of the six confederations of coca growers of Cochabamba to express support for government policies, arguing that they “favor the poor.”
Social organizations are saddened that health professionals and teachers are currently using university students to defend privileges that “only specific sectors of Bolivian society can enjoy.”
In that sense, the coca growers demanded that doctors return to their jobs, because the government has already met their demand to suspend Supreme Decree 1126 that increased their working days from six to eight hours, which led to the strike.
In addition, the social organizations called on students to not let themselves be manipulated and reminded them that the people of Bolivia elected Evo Morales as the president because “he represents the majority.”