Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Fugitive Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada

Bolivian officials said Tuesday they have formally requested that the United States process & extradite former President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada, who ordered a military crackdown on 2003 & then fled the country at the pinnacle of that year’s unrest. He has yet to offer any public defense to charges.

Under Sanchez's command in 2003, Bolivian troops violently put down protests by Aymara Indians in the city of El Alto which resulted in the death of over 60 and the injury of 400 others.

The 2,700-page charging document containing allegations against the exiled leader including but not limited to ''genocide'', "corruption" was delivered Monday, by Foreign Ministry their US counterparts spokeswoman Consuelo Ponce told The Associated Press.

Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada is known to be residing in the Metropolitan Washington DC. traveling freely between there New York City & Miami. On December the 3rd, he is expected to attend Tulane University Law School in New Orleans for an event with Department of Justice officials on Fraud & Corruption. The execution of an arrest warrant may then be actionable.

As U.S. government offices were closed Tuesday for Veterans' Day and officials there could not be reached for comment. No comment has yet been made available by the President-Elect Barak Obama.



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