UN agrees to observer role in Bolivia
BOLIVIA: The United Nations agreed to be an observer in the
implementation of the new Bolivian Constitution, as requested by the
opposition and allowed by the government, according to local press
The announcement was made by UN Information official in Bolivia
Roberto Brockman after consultation with UN and UNDP representative in
Bolivia, Yoriko Yasukawa.
We are ready to help political players, and we are pleased that they
have agreed on requesting guarantors in the process, said Brockman on
On Friday, President Evo Morales ratified the government's openness
in implementing controversial issues in the Constitution, including
autonomies and land reform.
We are not afraid. All observers will be welcomed, regardless of
their origin, said Morales in a military promotion ceremony.
Morales thus replied remarks made by Santa Cruz Prefect Ruben Costas,
who made talks with government conditional on the presence of observers.
He has become one of the spokespeople for the opposition that is
reluctant to Morales-proposed talks.