from next week Gender witnesses’ statements will resume in the case under investigation Mauricio Macri for sending bullets to Bolivia to support the coup against Evo Morales. Judicial sources estimate that it is likely that the round of testimony will continue till September.
criminal and economic judge Alexander Catania Will return to court next Tuesday after a license and is on the agenda to take statements from Members of Gendarmerie’s Mobile Detachment 6for other soldiers who are in Head of National Directorate of Logistics and Arsenal of that force. Catania It seeks to reconstruct how the 70,000 12/70 anti-riot bullets that ended up in the hands of repressive forces in Bolivia turned out to be As soon as the contingent sent by the Macri government arrived on November 13, 2019, when the coup against Morales had already ended.
Before the fair, Catania received an important statement: from Martín Miguel Hidalgo, who was in charge of the first group of linguists to travel to La Paz. In his testimony, Hidalgo The former head of the gendarmerie Gerardo Otero, head of Grupo Alacran Fabian Salas, and Adolfo Caliba, pointed to both the gendarmerie attaché in La Paz, Caliba is the one who was touted as the one who distributed bullets among Bolivian forces in the government of Luis Arce.
“Commander Major Salas informed me that, By order of the Gendarmerie leadership, those influencers were supposed to move to Bolivia and were not part of our team.the team I chose”, declared Hidalgo. Also he added that the Scorpions initially They were going to visit La Paz on November 11, 2019, commented that He had booked a ticket to fly on a commercial airline, as Chile was entrusted with the defense of the embassy in Santiago amid an atmosphere of strong protest against the government of right-wing Sebastián Pinera, but the visit was eventually postponed. Unlike the other team, They went to an air force Hercules, which allowed them to transfer without major inconvenience all the oppressive material that remained in the hands of the Bolivian army.
All genders declared so far He interrupted the version that indicated that the Scorpions had spent 70 thousand bullets in target practice in Bolivia., They didn’t do that training, they didn’t even have contact with cartridges. Some saw him when he was transferred.
Rising arms smuggling in Bolivia started in July last year after a complaint from the national government, The file alleges former Chief of Staff Macri Mark Penaformer security minister Patricia Bullrich, former defense minister Oscar leadformer chancellor George FaurieFormer Ambassador of Bolivia Normando Alvarez Garcia and Otero, among others. At present, the judge has not issued any summons for the investigation.