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Bolivia: The Unity Pact joins the census and rejects its politicization | New

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The social organizations that make up the Unity Pact announced that they had agreed to socialize with the social organizations and the nine departments in the development of the entire census process and not to allow the politicization of the population census. and housing for 2024.

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After a meeting with President Arce, the Unity Pact decided that if they “dared to take action” (pressure measure) from Santa Cruz, they would immediately launch marches, strikes and blockades.

The executive of the Central Obrera Boliviana (COB) Juan Carlos Huarachi indicated that during the meeting with President Luis Arce, the social organizations expressed their categorical rejection of the politicization of the census by some politicians from the department of Santa Cruz.

Arce and the representatives of the Unity Pact agreed on the importance of conducting a census process that is absolutely technical, responsible and free from any political interest.

“We are not going to allow them to politicize the Population and Housing Census, we are not going to allow them to harm the population, the workers, the traders, the transporters, all those who participate in the economic and productive reconstruction of the country,” said Huarachi.

The institutions of Santa Cruz have already organized a 24-hour strike to demand the cancellation of the decree postponing the census to 2024. This weekend they will hold a summit, where they could also decide on new pressure measures.

The executive of the Confederación Sindical Única de Trabajadores Campesinos (Csutcb), Eber Rojas, called on the cruceño representatives to reflect and not to activate measures that divide the country, but rather to seek unity.

The government and nine mayors of the capitals, plus El Alto, agreed last Wednesday to depoliticize the issue of the Population and Housing Census and to create a technical commission for a socialization of the process that will be in charge of the National Institute of Statistics (INE).

The census process, originally scheduled for November 16 this year, was postponed to 2024 following an agreement between President Luis Arce and the eight governors of the National Autonomy Council (CNA).